Tag Archives: family

Bridge over the Ebro, San Vicente de la Sonsierra

Northern Spain Road Trip: 2 Week Itinerary

Northern Spain Road Trip Like many tourists, our first taste of Spain was Madrid.  We spent about two weeks there in the spring, but since we were mostly working, we…

genealogy travel

Genealogy Travel: Climbing the Family Tree in Alsace

What is Genealogy Travel? If you’re a regular visitor to this site, you probably love travel. Have you ever heard of genealogy travel? Ever thought of traveling with the goal of…

NC Blackberry Festival

Thumb-Sized Berries at the NC Blackberry Festival

NC Blackberry Festival Fairs and festivals are always a great way to experience some local color. When said fairs and festivals involve food, we know immediately we’ll have an extra…

Chocolate Completo

Colombian Hospitality: Intro to Bogota

Hospitality Every culture has its own form of hospitality. Some people make us feel at home right away, while for others it takes more time to warm up to new…

Cotuit Parade

4th of July Celebrations in the US

4th of July, Independence Day In the US, the 4th of July is Independence Day, a day to celebrate freedom. It commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on…

Red Salamander

North Carolina Roots

On a pleasant May morning, descendants of Ernest Willis gathered not far from the small town of Cashiers, North Carolina to explore a tract of land donated by their ancestor for its…


Don’t Skip: Adelaide

Intro to Adelaide When asked what cities we’d be visiting in Australia, we mentioned Adelaide as our second stop. A common response was , “Why?” even from Aussies themselves (maybe…


Weekly Photo Challenge: Changing Seasons

For this week’s photo challenge I’ve decided to use an image that speaks to the “Changing Seasons of Life”. This photo includes myself, my father and grandfather. We three share the same name so there is a Sr, Jr and III represented here. Enjoy!


The End of the Line

THIS is exactly what we pictured as the quintessential English countryside.  The last stop on our world trip was the Peak District of England, an area of wild beauty: rolling…



With a castle that sits atop a dormant volcano, countless historic places and spaces, Gothic cathedrals, amazing architecture, modern museums and galleries, and ghostly underground vaults, Edinburgh has a lot…