San Gimignano, Italy

“Escape is such a thankful word,” Emily Dickenson One of my favorite parts about traveling is getting deep into the crevices of the little cities surrounded by locals.   I venture off, not just when traveling but when hiking too- “Oh look, a split off, it’s just another 2 miles.”  “Hmm…I wonder where this path will…

Venice, Italy

I love the transition of Summer into Fall, the cool breeze wrapping its chilled arms around me.  As I got dressed this morning, I slid my boots on made my way to the kitchen table and gazed out my window into the purple flowers my neighbor has hanging over into my yard. I sat there…

Barcelona, Spain- Part 2

This is part 2 of our Barcelona, Spain trip  and I’ve got more to cover on Antoni Gaudi a magnificent architectural modernist with the most unique creations that is astounding as well as a trip to the Marcat which is a version of what we call here in America “Farmer’s Market” just 3 times better…

Seville, Spain

We took a train ride and spent one night in a really nice hotel in the city of Seville, which I thought was just beautiful.  The Hotel we stayed at had the décor of musical instruments, really nice.  The City of Seville has the nice charm of a small street, small town life away from…

Toledo, Spain- Medieval Architecture and Meson Palacios Restaurant

We took a train out to visit the city of Toledo. This was one of my favorite Cities that we visited along with Seville and Granada which I have more to share with you in my upcoming posts. Interesting facts about the City of Toledo- It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986 for its extensive…