Book 3 in the European Travel Series is Available NOW!

I am happy to announce the release of: My Superhero (European Travel Series 3)   Available NOW.  Also, it isfree until midnight Monday, Sept. 9th.  So click on the cover photo below for a direct link to get your free copy TODAY! My Superhero is about a little boy who wants to be a superhero.  In this book, the family … Continue reading

The Importance of Schengen Border Stamps

The Schengen Region There are 26 European countries in the Schengen area.  American passport holders are allowed 90 days inside the Schengen region.  Once inside, you can go from country to country without border checks. When we left Spain (a Schengen country) and entered Gibraltar (not a Schengen country).  We made sure that we got our passports stamped into Gibraltar.  … Continue reading

Dolphin Watching in Gibraltar, Part II

Summer and Luie on dolphin boat

Return to the bay of Gibraltar Written by Dave:  We finally had the weather clear up, and had enough people for the boat to go out again to try to see the dolphins.  We had been checking frequently, but the water was either too rough or there weren’t enough people wanting to go.  Off season is a tough time to … Continue reading

Gibraltar monkey adventure

The kids wanted to make sure that we climbed up to see the monkeys one last time before leaving Gibraltar.  It turned out to be a beautiful sunny day.  Since it was a weekday, there were no crowds and the monkeys were in a good mood.  Summer and Luie were both hoping to have a monkey jump on their backs. … Continue reading

Grand Casemates Square

Grand Casemate

Grand Casemates Square Grand Casemates Square is an interesting place to pass some time in Gibraltar.  The fortifications of the area go all the way back to the Moorish occupation.  The square was originally built on sand that was in an intertidal zone.  The original foundations have long since sunk into the sand, but an excavation has exposed some of … Continue reading

Indian Food in Gibraltar

Indian food We walk past the Mumbai Curry House several times each week. Located on the Ground Floor of Euro Towers on Europort Ave. We always notice two things:  First, the aroma of amazing spices always makes our mouths water and second, they always have lots of customers.  So we were excited to try it out.  Let me tell you … Continue reading

Bubble and Squeak recipe

Bubble and Squeak An English dish that includes potatoes and vegetables combined and fried either in patties or as an entire dish. The history of Bubble and Squeak dates back several hundred years.  It originally referred to beef and cabbage left overs that were fried up the next day. The sounds of the frying food made a bubble and squeak … Continue reading

Benefits of Being Goofy

The Importance of goofing off There are some people that just have a gift for finding fun, goofing around, and making you laugh.  I love these people.  I am drawn to them.  But sadly, I am not one of them.  I am a list maker, action taker, type-A driven personality.  Fortunately for me, I married an amazingly intelligent, lovable, goofy, … Continue reading

Rugby in Gibraltar

Nancy, Summer and Luie at Rugby Match in Gibraltar

Gibraltar vs Cyprus Rugby Match Written by Dave: On a rainy weekend in Gibraltar, the family went to take in a rugby match.  We felt that it was something that needed to be experienced while we were here.  The kids, who are not all that excited about sports, were excited to see the match.  Even with the rain, they were … Continue reading

St. Michael’s Cave Gibraltar

There is a beautiful cave located on the Rock of Gibraltar. St. Michael’s Cave A fun place to visit while in Gibraltar.  Over one million visitors come to St. Michael’s Cave every year.   I was impressed by the variety of different stalactites in this cave.  It was not as large as Carlsbad Caverns in NM.  Or maybe it was, … Continue reading