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Alentejo

For the final two days of our two-week trip, we checked into a five-star winery hotel in the heart of the Alentejo region. Our new favorite relaxation spot is the…

The Algarve

We packed up in Seville and started the drive west towards Portugal. As we approached the border the rains got harder and we had to slow down to avoid sliding off…

Cádiz

On a sunny but cool and breezy Wednesday, we hopped in our car and drove southwest to Cádiz, a coastal town that is considered to be one of the oldest continuously inhabited…

Seville

We settled into Seville for four days during what became the coldest and wettest part of our time in Spain. We spent three of those days wandering and enjoying the…

Ronda

We left Malaga on a Sunday morning and began the drive to Seville. We stopped in Marbella and had breakfast at waterfront cafe, and then we drove north to the…

Granada

Our first road trip during our two-week vacation was to the nearby city of Granada. One must-see item was the famous Alhambra, the largest remaining example of Moorish architecture left…

Málaga

For our 20th anniversary we decided to return to Spain and Portugal. We started our two-week trip in Malaga, the second largest city in Andalusia. Our first day out was the…

Oregon coast

Best friend Jim flew up to Portland from Arizona for his 50th birthday trip and I drove down and met him there. The next day we headed west to see…

Snowshoeing near Leavenworth

For my birthday this year Kim and I spent a three-day weekend in the mountain town of Leavenworth. A two-hour drive away, the small town is a popular destination year round…

Maui by sea

We didn’t spend all our vacation time on land. We also ventured out onto beaches and on a cruise.