holidays


Christmas Gift Ideas for the Spain Fan

With the Christmas festive season quickly approaching, it’s time to sit down and think about what gifts you’ll be buying for your friends and family back home. Christmas in Spain involves massive celebrations, days of feasting and partying. But as a religious Catholic country, Spain isn’t huge on the entire […]


April in Costa del Sol — Events, Weather and Travel Tips

Costa del Sol is an extremely popular tourist destination for the Europeans at any time of the year. It is true that this part of Andalusia also has its own peak and off-peak season just like other destinations in Spain. But in general, the mild temperature makes it an ideal […]


It’s been a great run, but it’s time to go

I started this blog on February 10, 2006 at the recommendation of journalist friend and tech expert Dwight Silverman;  I was retiring from the Navy and planning to be a writer, and he said, “If you’re going to be a writer, you need to have a blog.” Hmmm, well alrighty, […]


Shop local in Austin and Round Rock: Allens Boots

Looking for a local place to get some Western-style boots for the kids during your visit to Austin? Try Allens Boots on South Congress Avenue; the area is often referred to by the trendy term SoCo and when you’re ready to kick up your boot heels, there are fun, funky and […]