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A Walk Above the Water – Via Ferrada de la Cala del Moli in Sant Feliu de Guixols

Our guide helped all the other women get into their climbing gear to prepare for the via ferrata in Sant Feliu de Guixols “I understand you are the spare,” he said in heavily accented English as he pulled the climbing harness straps tight around my legs. I offered an uneasy chuckle at his joke. I mean, I more »

Our First Month on the Road: a kid’s view of our family RTW trip

Here’s a recap of our first month on the road from twelve-year-old Magnolia. See how she feels about our family RTW trip.   Our First Month on the Road by Magnolia Our first month on the road has been great! We started in Iceland, then Portugal, Spain, England, and now Scotland. It’s been tiring and more »

Living like a local in Barcelona

In my mind, Barcelona was going to be my perfect city. Artsy, right on the beach, that wonderful Spanish schedule to which we had become accustomed over the past few weeks, great food, and Gaudi everywhere. So when our friends at HouseTrip offered me an apartment in Barcelona to try out with my daughters, we were thrilled. We more »

RTW Week 4 – A week in Costa Brava

Is it really a traffic jam if there are only two cars involved? It might be if one is filled with grapes. Bah-dum-bum. Get it? Grape jam? Please forgive me, I’ve been on vacation from my vacation this week and I’m starting to get a little stir crazy. We’ve been staying in a wonderful rental more »

RTW Week 3 Part 1 – Zaragoza

After a wonderful weekend in Dueñas, we drove to Zaragoza, a city we knew very little about, except that it was the home of Adela, an exchange student who had stayed with us two summers ago, and it was where my friend Angel had gone to university. The only other thing I knew wath that more »

RTW Week 2 – Family CouchSurfing in Spain

Would you take your kids to a stranger’s house to stay for a few days? Neither would I. CouchSurfing is not about staying with strangers; it is about staying with trusted people from your network, even if you might not have met them before. What I like about CouchSurfing is that people who register on more »

24-hour seafood automat

Is there anyone who doesn’t love an automat? Put in your coins and out pops a yummy treat, just for you. Well, it might not have been made with you in mind, but you made your selection from all of the things in the machine, so there’s a bit of choice in this game of more »

A sneak peek at Week 4

I know, I know, I haven’t posted much lately. I’m still getting used to the routine of traveling, editing photos, and nightly notes, and trying to work in the posts when I can. For now I’ll just give a quick update: the girls and I spent this week in the town of Garriguella, in the more »

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