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Rejuvenating at the Blue Lagoon Spa, Iceland

I can’t think of a better way to feel refreshed and reinvigorated after a long overnight flight than relaxing in a geothermal spa. This was the perfect way to start our one-day stopover in Iceland – even with a 5-6 hour layover at Keflavik airport would give enough time for a visit to the world-renowned Blue Lagoon Spa. Continue reading Rejuvenating at the Blue Lagoon Spa, Iceland

Ireland Road Trip

Road tripping through Ireland isn’t for the faint of heart and can at times have some hair-raising moments, even more so, I imagine, for those (like us) that are used to driving on the right side of the road. Plenty of narrow winding roads must be taken to reach some interesting sites or off the beaten path attractions. It took some getting used too since driving on the left side isn’t an easy task and doesn’t come naturally for us right side drivers. Continue reading Ireland Road Trip

Exploring Portugal for a week

We’ve always wanted to go to Portugal – land of ancient explorers and navigators – located along the Atlantic coast and next to Spain, so when we saw TAP airlines, Portugal’s official airline, offering discounted direct flights from Miami we didn’t waste any time in planning an impromptu vacation. One of the benefits of being semi-retired!

We knew that we wanted to visit Lisbon and Porto so straight off we looked to find our hotels and train travel Continue reading Exploring Portugal for a week

A few days in Paris

Following our escapade in Normandy we returned to Paris for a few days. It was our third visit (in 15 years mind you) so much of this was just to go back to familiar haunts and get some fresh pictures of our favorites including the Notre-Dame, Sainte-Chapelle, Pantheon, Sacré-Coeur, Arc de Triomphe, and of course the Eiffel Tower.

We walked over 10 miles a day doing well over 20,000 steps but despite our sore feet just immersed ourselves in the city and its bridges and quaint little environs. We even Continue reading A few days in Paris