Foto del Día: Valencia Cathedral in the Sun

So much content, so little time. I feel like I have so much in terms of content to write about, images to use and places and things to write about in my newly adopted city. I am privileged. Valencia is overflowing with beauty, and I am so grateful to call her my home, but it …

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Discover Valencia’s Ancient History for the Price of a Gelato!

More than 2,200 years of Valencia's history can be found in this tiny museum behind the Cathedral of Valencia. It is called the Centre Arqueològic de l'Almoina and it contains ruins and artifacts from Valencia's rich past including its Roman, Visigoth and Moorish periods from 2,200 B.C. to about 1,000 A.D. I found it fascinating …

The Street Art of El Carmen: A Visual Journey

If there is one thing that El Barrio del Carmen is known for it is street art. The street art here is pervasive. It can be found on every block. You have to accept it as part of the community... an expression of the heart and soul of this barrio. About the only surface I …

Our New Neighborhood: El Carmen: A Visual Journey

No, I haven't fallen off the face of the earth. But we have just about completed our move to Spain. We have been here in Valencia for about 3 weeks. We have been staying pretty busy managing all of the bureaucracy that comes with a move abroad... finalizing our residency visa here in Spain, registering …

What Is Your Life’s Purpose?

"We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give." -- Winston Churchill What is your purpose? No, I don't mean what do you do in your job or as a career. What is your purpose in life? This is one of the biggest questions we, as humans, can …

Take Action

"Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action." -- Benjamin Disraeli. I almost cried just now... but I stopped myself. Walking down the waterfront Riva in Vis Town for the final time, with all our physical possessions pulled along in a couple of suitcases, getting ready to board the ferry …

How to Rent an E-Mountain Bike on Vis Island, Croatia

Why Rent an E-Mountain Bike? Your options for exploring Vis Island are many. The most popular are on foot, mountain bike, motorbike, car rental, and even a guided tour. But there is another option... an electric mountain bike. Having already been here in Vis Town for 3 weeks I have already explored many of the …

Quote du Jour

"Happiness does not depend on what you have or who you are. It solely relies on what you think." - Buddha.

Quote du Jour

"Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it." -- Greg Anderson Have the experience. Live in the Now. This is something I have been working on. For the last couple of years since I come up with my new life plan, I have had …

Gratitude Leads to Happiness

"It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness." - Charles Spurgeon. This, I feel, is what many people misunderstand about joy, contentment, and happiness in life. If you spend any time at all reading travel memoirs, a curious pattern appears... a dichotomy. Travelers are most impacted by a …