Antibes France

Antibes France Written by Dave:  We have been mostly lucky with the weather during our travels.  It had been raining heavy the day before, but the day that we went to Antibes turned out to be a stunning day. Antibes has long been an important town and trading port.  It was founded in the 5th century BC by Phocaeans, and … Continue reading

Villefranche France

Villefranche France Written by Dave: On our way to Monaco, we saw a beautiful small town situated by a bay full of sailboats. The announcement on the train said it was Villefranche, and we decided that we needed to visit. On our return from Monaco, we hopped off at the Villefranche stop. It was just a short walk into town … Continue reading

Mediterranean Steps

We love to hike new trails.  So when we heard about the Mediteranean Steps trail on the south east side of the rock, we were anxious to check it out.  This trail is classified as difficult and there are warnings for people with vertigo.  But we have been doing a lot of hiking so we were sure that we could … Continue reading

Málaga, Spain

Malaga is the capital of the Costa del Sol.  It is a large city with a population over 500,000.  We decided to take a day trip and see what we could find.  It is never easy to find parking in the city, but having a camper makes it even more complicated.  We found a spot near a delivery truck and … Continue reading

Calahonda Beach

This small beach is near the Balcon de Europa.  It was a cloudy day, so we practically had the whole beach to ourselves.  As usual we start finding treasures as we walk along.  This beach is used by tourists and fishermen during the summer months.  I also found out that this beach was in an old  1967 Raquel Welch movie … Continue reading

Fun in Fuengirola

    Fuengirola is located on the beach, so it is expected that it is a touristy beach town.  We were hoping for a sunny day to explore the town, but the forecast said rain.  Sure enough it was heavily overcast when we arrived.  We first took care of some business and got a notarization at the US consulate. Then … Continue reading

Balcon De Europa

Balcony of Europe.  While walking around Nerja I saw signs for Balcon De Europa.  Curious, we followed the signs.  Wow!  What a great surprise!  This place has stunning panoramic views.  There are shops, cafes, and hotels near by, as well as beaches on either side.  The  location is used for concerts and fiestas throughout the year.  I did some research … Continue reading

Inspired by Andalusia

Andalusia has many little “white sugar cube” villages.  This beautiful village set on a hillside is full of character from the detailed Moorish black and white cobblestone roads, to the potted plants, Mediterranean views, little shops, and cafes.  We spent a warm sunny day wandering around to see what we could find, and we fell in love.  The people we … Continue reading

Torrox, Spain

Torrox claims to have the best climate in Europe.  There are tropical trees, flowers, avocado trees, mango trees, citrus trees, and olives trees.  Beautiful!   Like most of the coast, this is a touristy area.  Here we are walking along the sea walk.  There are still restaurants and tapas bars open, even though it is low season.  We have met … Continue reading