2019 Spain

Travel destination – Malaga – Spain Located just 80 miles north of Africa, Malaga is the southernmost large city in Europe. Artist Pablo Picasso was born in Malaga. Malaga enjoys an average of 300 days of sunshine and 50 days of rain each year. After the fall of the Roman Empire, the city was under Islamic rule,…

2018 Norway

Travel destination – Tromsø – Norway Most of Tromsø, including the city centre, is located on the island of Tromsøya, 350 kilometres (217 mi) north of the Arctic Circle. North of the Arctic Circle, the sun does not rise above the horizon during the middle of winter (from around mid-November to mid-January). This period is called the…

2018 Denmark

Travel destination – Fyn – Jylland – Bornholm In the light of archaeological discoveries, Svendborg appears to have been established in the first half of the 12th century or even earlier. Located at the head of a bay, the natural harbour encouraged seafaring and trade. With a history as a fishing village going back some 700…

2018 Canada

Travel destination – Canada – Squamish Squamish was established in the 1910’s with the establishment of the Pacific Great Eastern Railway The word Squamish means, ‘Mother of the Wind’. Yep, it gets pretty windy in Squamish sometimes. Comments Karina and I just got back from another great trip to beautiful and charming Squamish, B.C., Canada.…

2018 Portugal

Travel destination – Lisbon Lisbon is the oldest city in Western Europe, even predating capitals such as Rome, Paris and London. The raven is the symbol of Lisbon. Like Rome, Lisbon was built on seven hills. Lisbon has a great deal of street art, with walls, floors and buildings demanding your attention. Pasteis de nata is…