A Week in Lisbon, Portugal

As much as we love Madrid, the heat in the months of July and August were just too much to bear. We decided to escape the heat by spending 8 days in Lisbon, Portugal. While a week is more than enough time to see the main attractions and visit a couple of beaches, you may … Read more

Hiking in El Port de la Selva

El Port de la Selva is a seaside village on the Costa Brava of Spain. This is a quiet and relaxed area that attracts a lot of day hikers. Families with young children will find little for them to do besides swimming and might want to consider one of the Costa Brava coastal towns like … Read more

Salvador Dali Museum in Figueres, Spain

We visited the town of Figueres, Spain to check out the Salvador Dali Museum. Getting to Figuerres Figueres can be visited as a day trip from Barcelona. Viator offers several tours to the Dali Museum and other locations, starting from Barcelona. You can reach Figueres by bus or train. A bus from Barcelona takes 2.5 … Read more

Kilkenny, Ireland

We spent our last weekend in Ireland in the lovely city of Kilkenny (Cill Chainnigh). I can’t believe that we waited 2 years before visiting the “Sunny South East”. Kilkenny is only 230 kilometers away from our former home in rainy Leitrim but what a difference in climate! Despite the clouds in my photos below, … Read more