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 …

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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 …

Sea, Sunshine and Salty Goodness in Komiža, Vis Island, Croatia

Last Friday we ventured over to the other side of Vis to the second largest town on the island, Komiža. When some fellow-travelers from Vienna described Komiža as even smaller than Vis Town, I didn't think that could be possible. Turns out, I was wrong. Komiža, at last census, had less than 1,400 residents. Its …

Street Art of Vis Town, Croatia: A Visual Journey

The street art of Vis is much more sophisticated than this sleepy little town belies. We are on day 11 of our month-long stay in Vis. In my wanderings in and around St George's Bay extending on both sides to the very outskirts of the town of Vis, I have happened across numerous abandoned buildings. …

Happiness is Within Reach

"Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be." - Abraham Lincoln Happiness is within reach. We all have demons. We all have external factors in our lives that are weighing on us that we cannot control. But fundamentally, I believe happiness is simply a state of mind that anyone …