Castles & Cathedrals: Spain

Coarto Dorada Alhambra Granada Spain

  For the past few weeks, we have been on a mad dash across Spain, France and England, stopping for only a few days in each city we visited.  Unfortunately, our “Castles and Cathedrals” road trip allowed no time for blogging, so I am officially several countries behind in my updates.  I’ll catch up in

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Little White Villages

View of the cathedral Casares Spain

We arrived in Spain on April 3rd and headed straight to the Costa Del Sol to enjoy the beach and some golf (for the hubby).  Unfortunately, the Costa Del Sol is not what I remember from 20 years ago (perhaps this contributed to my recent meltdown?) and we were soon pouring over the map planning

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The beach Tarifa Spain

“It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting, he thought, as he looked again at the position of the sun, and he hurried his pace. He had suddenly remembered that, in Tarifa, there was an old woman who interpreted dreams.” [from The Alchemist]. The little town of Tarifa sits on the southernmost point of

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Eerie, Spectacular Tasmania

Remains of church at Port Arthur Penal Colony Tasmania

For our last adventure in Oz, we flew to Tasmania with our daughter, Kate.  The breathtaking views, quaint little villages and excellent food and wine put Tasmania high on my list of places everyone should visit.  But for whatever reason — perhaps it is the still visible remains of Tasmania’s roots as a brutal penal

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