Picture of the Basílica de la Sagrada Família in Barcelona

Northeast Spain 5-Day Itinerary

Let me first say that I will always try to use a timeshare week (or Airbnb) to save money, and this northeast Spain 5-Day itinerary was no exception.  We based ourselves out of the small coastal town of Salou, Spain just 75 miles southwest of Barcelona.  I was so blessed to have my sister and […]

This is a picture of the Hotel Regina in Madird, Spain.

Hotel Review: Hotel Regina, Madrid

On a trip to the northeastern provinces of Spain, we wanted to take a short excursion up to Mardrid to see a few notable attractions.  We booked just one night at the Hotel Regina because Madrid was a good driving distance away from the coastal timeshare we had for the rest of the trip (TripAdvisor).  […]

This is a picture of the timeshare, Jardines Paraisol in Salou, Spain.

Timeshare Review: Jardines Paraisol, Salou, Spain

I chose the Jardines Paraisol timeshare in Salou, Spain because of its central location between Barcelona, Valencia, and Madrid.  The resort is about 75 miles outside of Barcelona in the popular tourist city of Salou.  It was a great “home base” for 5 day trips to other parts of Catalonia, Aragon, Valencia, and Madrid provinces.  […]

Overhead View Flying Over the Ancient Giza Plateau.

How I Saw 6 of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World

One of my goals has been to visit the sites of at least 6 of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World.  Historically, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon are thought to have been in present day Iraq.  And for obvious reasons, I’m not going to Iraq.  That may change some day, just like no one […]