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Destinations, Europe, Spain, Malaga

Malaga, Andalusia, Spain

Malaga was our second city to visit in Spain. At first glance, it seemed like a much larger and newer, more modern city compared to Cádiz. Maybe it’s due to it’s seemingly more desirable location on the Mediterranean, in the Andalusia region of southern Spain.  Our ships path to Malaga […]

Destinations, Europe, Spain, Cadiz

Cadiz, Andalusia, Spain

Cádiz marked our first city to visit in the country of Spain, and Spain was officially our 2nd country to visit in our year long journey. It was JJ’s 26th individual country to visit in total, and Len and JJ’s 20th Country to visit overall as a couple!  Len had […]

Destinations, Europe, Portugal, Funchal

Funchal, Madeira, Portugal

Funchal marked our second city to visit in Portugal after Ponta Delgada in the Azores. I happened to wake early enough this morning to be greeted by an awesome Funchal sunrise. Article Summary We were admittedly a bit under-researched for this port, but were still able to note the stark […]

Destinations, Europe, Portugal, Ponta Delgada

Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal

As the first international stop of our year long journey, Ponta Delgada, Portugal, on Sao Miguel island of the Azores, featured sweeping views of lush green hillsides. The Azores are Portuguese islands floating almost smack dab in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. To say that they are remote or […]

Travel Tips

Earn American Airlines Miles with AAdvantage Credit Cards

Right now you can earn up to 60,000 bonus miles for the American Airlines Citi AAdvantage personal card, and up to 70,000 bonus miles for the American Airlines Citi AAdvantage business card.   What can 60,000 bonus miles get you?  We’ve flown round trip from Dallas-Fort Worth to Rome for as […]


Norwegian Epic – 15 Day Transatlantic Cruise (Orlando to Barcelona)

Epic marks our 4th Norwegian sailing as a couple, Len’s 14th overall cruise individually, and JJ’s 11th overall.  This was our first Transatlantic or re-positioning sailing (one way cruise) and at 15 Nights, our longest cruise to date.  Article Summary Norwegian Epic Overview True to it’s name, Epic is undoubtedly […]


Travel Playlist

From planes, trains, to automobiles, this our Ultimate Travel Mix to inspire wanderlust, and to listen to while traveling. We’ve listened to this on countless trips around the world, and even just around town.


Playa Beach Playlist

Our ultimate Beach Playlist, originally conceived in “Playa” (Playa del Carmen, Mexico) in 2010, and meticulously developed, tweaked, labored upon, obsessed over, added to, and listened to on infinite repeat on countless beautiful beaches around the world since that time. Here’s to #beachlivin.

Destinations, Europe, Italy, Rome

When in Rome…

Rome is an amazing city full of history, culture, friendly people, and great food.  The best advice we can give to anyone visiting Rome with limited time (as we were for our Mediterranean cruise out of Civitavecchia), is to book tours with a tour guide through Trip Advisor / Viator.  JJ […]