• Europe

    A Cave House in Spain’s Setenil de las Bodegas

    Nineteen beautiful whitewashed hilltop villages dot the landscape of Andalucia in a region northwest of Malaga and east of Seville.  These are collectively known as the Pueblos Blancos or White Villages of Andalucia.  Each has its own character and distinctive beauty. During our recent month-long stay in Spain, we spent 3 days driving through this region, gawking in wonder as each successive village appeared around the corner.  But what stands…

  • Europe

    A Cooking Class in Seville Spain – Paella, Salmorejo, and More!

    When I travel, food is a huge focus for me. I want to understand and fully enjoy the cuisine of each new place. In fact, my preference is to start an international trip with a food tour – even before touring a city’s major sites! This was no different on a recent trip to Seville Spain. Before we toured the Cathedral or the Alcazar or the Plaza Espana, we went…

  • Travel Tips,  USA

    Uber vs Car Rental in LA – Which Costs Less?

    As I prepared for a recent trip to Los Angeles, I reflexively looked to reserve a rental car.  I’ve never not rented a car when flying into the LA area.  All the various attractions and activities that take me there are usually spread out. Having my own rental car always seemed necessary.  But car rental prices have been going through the roof lately – and sure enough, I found it…

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    Utah

    A Thorough Guide to Adventure in Kanab Utah

    Kanab Utah is a small town of about 5000 people located along the Utah-Arizona border. Its location makes it ideal for exploring some of the best sites that Southern Utah and Northern Arizona have to offer.  In fact, for the adventure lover, it has to be one of the best-positioned towns in the United States. Within 1.5 hours in every direction you can find three National Parks, two National Monuments,…

  • Utah

    Hiking a Utah Volcano – Snow Canyon’s Cinder Cone Trail

    One of the great trails in Utah’s Snow Canyon State Park is the Cinder Cone Trail. Hiking this unique trail takes you to the top of an actual volcano! Yes, Utah has volcanos! Snow Canyon State Park is located in the southwest corner of Utah, near the city of St George. It’s one of my two favorite Utah State Parks (Dead Horse Point is the other). Here you’ll find spectacular…

  • USA

    The Warner Bros Studio Tour Hollywood – A Thorough Review

    I love TV.  I have one of those brains that has a hard time relaxing. One of the few ways I can get a break is to watch a show…or two.  My favorites over the years have ranged from Cheers & Seinfeld to Breaking Bad & Survivor to current favorites like Ted Lasso & Fauda. So, when I was tripping activities in the LA area for our recent Rose Bowl…