The Alhambra

The Alhambra

The Alhambra is a complex of palaces and fortresses on a large hill that overlooks the city of Granada, Spain. Most of the buildings were built by the Moors over the course of several centuries when they controlled much of the Iberian Peninsula. There are sprawling gardens and massive fortifications. The crown jewels, so toContinue Reading

Granada, Spain: Tips on Tapas for the Budget Traveler

Granada, Spain: Tips on Tapas for the Budget Traveler

The idea of getting free food every time you order a drink sounds like it could be a great way to stay on budget and it can be. It is also very easy to lose track and end up spending more than you thought or more than you wanted to spend. For those unfamiliar, tapasContinue Reading

Portugal Wrap Up: Lisbon & Lagos

Portugal Wrap Up: Lisbon & Lagos

We had never been to Portugal and wanted to check it out. Most every traveler we met who had been to Lisbon or anywhere in Portugal had loved it. We had a limited amount of time in Portugal, so we focused on two cities: the capital, Lisbon and the southern Algarve beach town of Lagos.Continue Reading

Argentina Wrap Up

Argentina Wrap Up

Of the three countries we visited in South America, Argentina was our favorite. Peru had its moments, we had a great time in Chile, but if we had to pick one to go back to tomorrow it would be Argentina. The landscape, the food and the wine were all wonderful. Maybe we just met theContinue Reading

The Great Bamberg Beer Crawl

The Great Bamberg Beer Crawl

Bamberg has nine breweries within its city limits. Eight of them sell their beer on premises and one is a massive brewery that has a tasting room in town. Unfortunately, I wasn’t aware of the tasting room for the larger brewery at the time so we skipped that one. But from what I’ve read itContinue Reading

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