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

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

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

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

Don’t Look Now, There’s a Monkey on My Back

Monkey on my back, Gibraltar style

Written by Dave: Curious Monkeys On a return visit to ape’s den, the kids wanted to spend some more time with the Barbary apes.  We had a good time watching the juvenile monkeys wrestle and run around.  They were really quite playful, and were acting just like a group of six to seven year old children.  Each time we thought … Continue reading

10 Historical Tidbits Learned in Gibraltar’s Great Siege Tunnels

The Great Siege Tunnels of Gibraltar Also called the World War II Tunnels.   1. There are about 30 miles/ 50 km, of tunnels in the Rock of Gibraltar.  It took 3 years of tunneling by coal miners from England to make this vast tunnel system. 2.  Inside the tunnels there was a city with sleeping quarters, hospital, cafeteria, etc.  … Continue reading

Moorish Castle Gibraltar

The Moorish Castle in Gibraltar You can see the Moorish Castle part way up the Rock on the northwest side. It is not known for sure when the first Castle was built in this area, but the structure that stands today was rebuilt in the 14th century.  The recorded history of Gibraltar shows that the Moors occupied the area the … Continue reading