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PUERTO DE LA CRUZ AND THE SAHARA DESERT

That was the year my mother took me to Puerto de la Cruz on the island of Tenerife, Canary Islands for the March school break. We were living in Germany then and travelled extensively. I was twelve, "going on 20″. These islands were formed from volcanic rock and have some fascinating vistas.

A PASSION FOR ANCIENT HISTORY

Ancient history has always been a major passion of mine. The town where I was born in Germany still has the wall around it that the conquering Romans built. In Europe, one is constantly exposed to these fascinating historical artifacts.

THIS IS IT! WE'RE OFF TO EUROPE!!

August 30, 2013 · 12:47 am If you're interested, clicking on the image below will bring you to the Pinterest pinboard showing specifics. Hope to connect with you all when I get back. Enjoy these in the meantime: This blog is officially ON HIATUS, as my husband and I are celebrating our 40th anniversary with a month's jaunt through Europe.

HOME AGAIN AFTER 41 YEARS!

One of the highlights of our European vacation was going back to Soest, my birthplace in Germany, for the first time in decades. On the way, we stopped overnight at my mother's hometown of Bochum, where we spent most weekends and...

GREEK ODYSSEY - PART I

All my life, I've wanted to visit Greece and indulge my passion for ancient history, archaeology and mythology. When my husband first broached the subject of marking our 40th anniversary with a vacation, it came to mind immediately! This is...

Cruising the Back Roads

by · You see I am not traveling at the moment. I am back in Texas for a few months. I won't be headed back overseas until probably November. I also haven't been posting much lately. Mainly because of some personal things that I have been taking care of and also dealing with some tragic news.

Brits Return To Greece As Euro Crisis Concerns Abate ~ Mosaic Globe

As most of us head off on holiday in order to escape the stresses and strains of daily life, the last thing we want to worry about when we're lying by the hotel pool soaking up the rays is imminent economic collapse. However, following the recent euro-crisis, that was the unfortunate reality faced by holidaymakers in Greece.

40 Funny Travel Truths Gleaned From A Year Of Travel!

Driving along today I was thinking about all the things I've realised since our Life Changing Year family travel adventure in 2012. The more I thought about it, the more things popped into my head and I figured I'd share the list here for your enjoyment.

8 Countries, 3 Weeks, and 2 Hours' Sleep, with #GlobalTravelerNora

This is final post for the Club Carlson Global Travelers program; a 3-week, 8-country adventure through Europe, paid for and compensated by Club CarlsonSM. In all cases, opinions expressed herein are my own; don't worry - I haven't sold my soul.

Running of the Bulls Pampolana Spain Story

It was ten minutes before eight when the line of policemen parted to the sides and freed the sea of people, dressed from head to toe in red and white, which allowed the crowd to dissolve into their own individual droplets down the narrow cobblestone street in Pampolona, Spain.

Favorite Places: La Palma, Canary Islands

Click here to get the Favorite Places e-book - free instant inspiration for your next vacation. Today's favorite place is from Ariane Colenbrander of Vancouverscape.com Ariane's Favorite Place: La Palma, Canary Islands Why She Loves La Palma "The sheer lack of light pollution, coupled with the delicious locally caught and grown food, outgoing locals, winding roads that lead you to the top of the world and back down again, and black sandy beaches.

36 Fun Facts About France

Here we are guys, I've reach my 100th post on my travel blog today! I had already celebrated my 100th post, 0n my writing blog, and a couple of weeks later on my personal development blog, and today it's this baby's turn.

Exploring the English Riviera

Have you heard of the English Riviera? It's a great nickname for Torquay, a coastal town located in Devon, along the English Channel (and the surrounding area). Why the English Riviera? Well, there are 9 beautiful sandy beaches, high water quality, a unique microclimate (including palm trees), literary treasures, and relaxing hotels in Torquay.

Only You and the Irish Coast: Off the Beaten Track in Ireland | Be My Travel Muse

They were sorry it wasn't a clearer day, because on a clear day, apparently one can see all the way across the sea to the islands that border the Connemara region of western Ireland. Sparsely populated, and therefore relatively untouched and rugged, this region of Ireland gripped my heart and wouldn't let go.

A Walk Around Cesena, Italy

In last weeks post, Finding Peace in Bertinoro, I mentioned a recent trip to the Province of Forli/Cesena in the region of Emilia Romagna, Italy. Next, let's head to Cesena, a city between the Apennines and the Adriatic sea.

A Ski and Splash Adventure in Beautiful Miami with Tropical Sailing

When people think of Miami, the first things that usually comes to mind are glamorous shopping trips, ballin' rap stars, and the infamous South Beach Club scene. The reality is that there's a lot more to this beautiful city than fast cars and starving supermodels.

OUR LATEST ADVENTURE

My husband and I recently flew down to San Diego, California, to visit my mother and help her out with a few things. (She's 88 and doing well. ) For those who aren't familiar, San Diego is a real paradise and we enjoyed the sights immensely.

A RARE WEEKEND OFF; HEADING TO THE FALLS!

For once, there are no doggie house guests booked in for the weekend, and, as much as I love them all, it is nice to have some freedom, occasionally. On the spur of the moment, hubby and I decided to head down to our favourite getaway spot, Niagara Falls.

GREEK ODYSSEY - PART II

All my life, I've wanted to visit Greece and indulge my passion for ancient history, archaeology and mythology. When my husband first broached the subject of marking our 40th anniversary with a vacation, it came to mind immediately! This is a...

GREEK ODYSSEY - PART III

All my life, I've wanted to visit Greece and indulge my passion for ancient history, archaeology and mythology. This is a continuing series. When my husband first broached the subject of marking our 40th anniversary with a vacation , it came to mind immediately!

GREEK ODYSSEY - PART IV

All my life, I've wanted to visit Greece and indulge my passion for ancient history, archaeology and mythology. When my husband first broached the subject of marking our 40th anniversary with avacation , it came to mind immediately! This is a continuing series.

Saronic Gulf Tour, Greece on Sept. 9/13: Poros, Hydra & Aegina Islands

One day cruise to Poros, Hydra and Aegina Islands in Greece, Sept. 9, 2013. Read all about it at http://thedogladysden.com/2013/10/28/greek-odyssey-part-ii/ GREEK ODYSSEY - PART II

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    Canine Innkeeper in suburban Toronto, Canada known as "The Doglady". Writer/photographer at THE DOGLADY'S DEN. Animal lover, music fanatic, inveterate traveller, history, literature and cinema buff. Eternal hippie/rockchick. Bi-national, German/Canadian. Speaks English, German, some French, a little Italian and a smattering of Spanish.

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