Travel Quote

Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends. Maya Andelou Odawara Castle, Odawara Japan

Faro, Portugal

Last month on a cold, blustery, rainy day at home in Normandie, we decided to take a trip to a warm, sunny location, as soon as possible. We considered several cities in Spain, but after looking into destinations with direct flights from CDG, we decided on Faro, Portugal. We booked a flight, train to and... Continue Reading →

France – Year One

It was one year ago today that theTravelsketcher, Neville, and I arrived in France. Our retirement dream was to travel, and living in France has allowed us to do just that. It has been an eventful year to say the least, and on several occasions we considered giving up and moving back to the Pacific... Continue Reading →

View From Above

I love being at the top of a hill, observation point, tower, or other structure, to see what lies below. The sprawling expanse, whether it is naturally occurring or constructed by humans, is usually quite beautiful. Here are some of my favorite views. 1. Australia - Port Phillip Bay, near Melbourne 2. Canada - Galiano... Continue Reading →

Nature Quote

There is no Wi-Fi in the forest, but I promise you will find a better connection. Ralph Smart Olympic National Park, Washington State

Gibraltar, the Mighty Rock

Gibraltar, also known as the Rock, is one of fourteen British Overseas Territories, and is located on the southern Iberian Coast, along the Straight of Gibraltar. Its location at the southern tip of Europe, where the Atlantic ends and the Mediterranean begins, is only 13 km (8 miles) from the northern tip of Africa. A... Continue Reading →

Special Visitors

As many of you may know, our daughter and son-in-law came for a visit last week. It was so wonderful to be together in person, we have missed them immensely. We have frequent video chats, and communicate via WhatsApp at least several times per week, but being together, in person, was so special. theTravelsketcher and... Continue Reading →

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