The Panama Canal is an architectural wonder. In 1513, when the first European, the Spanish explorer Vasco de Balboa, crossed the Isthmus of Panama, he became the first European to reach the Pacific Ocean from the Atlantic Ocean. Thus began a dream to create a water route that would provide quick, easy access between the two great oceans. […]
One thing I have noticed is that every country I visit seems to have a national soup.
Two of my favorites are pho in Vietnam and caldo verde in Portugal. Soups have to be one of the first recipes developed by a group of people. All that was needed was water, a fire, a waterproof container, and some ingredients. […]
Looking for the Old Florida? The Old Florida before high rises, superhighways, and traffic jams still exists in Franklin County just an hour south of Tallahassee, Florida’s capital. Franklin County is a kickback place with something for everyone – fishing, shopping, boating, hiking, and history. […]
Santo Domingo, the capital and largest city in the Dominican Republic, is the oldest continuously inhabited European settlement in the Americas and the first seat of Spanish colonial rule in the New World. The city’s Colonial Zone is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Many people go to resorts in the Dominican Republic but I think every trip to the DR should include a few days in the historic area of the city. […]
When my family and I were in Nicaragua for the holidays we stayed at Home Away rental. It was perfect and reasonable for the eight of us especially considering it was the Christmas/New Year’s holiday time when the prices sometimes double.
We had looked at places in Belize but they were twice the cost. […]
Hotels are too expensive, to my way of thinking, if a family of more than four wants to get away together. My sons and their families, eight of us, rented an entire house with a pool on the beach on Nicaragua’s Pacific Coast. Granted the airfare can be expensive but once in Nicaragua things are less expensive.
At first glance the house rental for two weeks may seem expensive but not when divided by eight. […]