A Quick Stopover in Ghent Click HERE to Read About My Trip to Belgium From the Beginning To get from Bruges to Ghent, it’s as easy as a 15-20 minute ride on one of Belgium’s excellent fast trains. Although we only had a day to get from Bruges to Brussels, and hopefully spend some, Read More

A Weekend in Belgium: One Day in Bruges I’ve always heard about Belgian beer, waffles, and chocolates and really wanted to visit Belgium to indulge in copious amounts of eating and drinking, while also seeing some of the historic sites. In February, 2012, I spent several weeks in Aachen, Germany with my friend Clarissa, who I met in Paris, Read More

Canillo Andorra

Why I Wanted to Visit Andorra After spending a month in the French Riviera, it was time for me to make a day trip to Andorra. Andorra has interested me for a long time and I even researched becoming a resident for the mountains, skiing, and tax haven status. Unfortunately, the EU pressured Andorra into implementing, Read More

Nis (correctly spelt with an accent, Niš) is the third largest city in Serbia after Belgrade and Novi Sad. Nis has a population of around 185,000 and is one of the oldest cities in the Balkans and Europe and was considered as a gateway between the East and West since ancient times. Nis was a, Read More

I have always heard about Bilbao, Spain, because it is home to the beautiful Guggenheim museum. When Sara and I began exploring options for a short trip from her hometown of Valladolid, we decided a visit to Basque country was in order.

I only recently learned that two cities on mainland Africa, Ceuta and Melilla, continue to belong to Spain, though Morocco claims the lands belong to Morocco and are thus occupied territories. I always thought it would be cool to visit one of them, just for the heck of it, so during my month in, Read More

Malaga offered me a great “home base” for working remotely and exploring Andalusia as it is a hub for a lot of bus and train routes throughout the region. Unfortunately, Ronda remains somewhat difficult and expensive to access by bus (though it is possible) so I was very happy when my buddy Frank offered, Read More

Gibraltar has always intrigued me. It is a British Territory only six square kilometers in size on the southern end of the Iberian Peninsula. The Rock of Gibraltar is a landmark of the region and easy to see from Spain. Incredibly, almost 30,000 people live in the small area making it one of the, Read More

While working out of Malaga for a month, I wanted to do as many day trips as I could. An easy day trip is to Nerja, a beautiful town on the coast popular among foreigners (especially pensioners). The bus from Malaga to Nerja is easy and cheap to book through Alsa.es and the direct, Read More