“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

A Week in Spain – 2017

My dear friend and frequent travel-buddy Jeanie Furtado and I have been in Seville and Madrid for six days now. Thought I’d post a quick snapshot (and some snapshots!) of our adventures.






Walked nearly 45 miles so far and seen so many beautiful sights.


And eaten such incredible food! There were two food tours, one in Seville and one in Madrid and wow! Excellent Good.

Learned to love vermouth, a usual aperitif.


Exploring wonderful little streets to meet fascinating people. Trying to immerse ourselves in the culture, learning so much.

One more day in Madrid and then we take the overnight train to Lisbon to meet the rest of our group for the Viking River Cruise on Portugal’s Rio Douro.

Life is amazing!