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10 Europe road trips that should be on your bucket list

The next time you head to Europe, consider applying the classic American road trip formula to your vacation abroad. Hitting the road in Europe is a great way to get off the beaten tourist path and spontaneously discover small villages, regional cuisine and friendly locals. And you’ll surely find …

European Travel

Photographer Raúl Cabrera on How to See the Paris of Parisians

Raúl Cabrera’s advice: Find you own unique style of photographing Paris. (Photos and cinemagraphs: Raúl Cabrera)<p>Raúl Cabrera is a photographer …

France

Portugal - From Monsaraz to Evora - Houston, Texas, and Beyond

I woke up early, had breakfast, and left the apartment I had been calling home for three days heading toward Monsaraz.<br>I had picked Monzaraz as the …

Portugal - West Coast - Houston, Texas, and Beyond

On my last day based in Lagos, I decided to explore the West Coast. I headed out with a basic plan – go to Sagres and Cabo De Sao Vicente. As with …

European Travel

Portugal - Lagos - Houston, Texas, and Beyond

So my first full day in Lagos was a great one – and a fantastic workout. The day started off with a bike ride I had scheduled with the The Mountain …

European Travel

Portugal - Lagos Coast - Houston, Texas, and Beyond

The Lagos coast is well known for its rugged beauty and hidden cove beaches and it lived up to that well earned reputation.<p>Lagos was the first stop …

European Travel

Portugal - Trip Planning - Houston, Texas, and Beyond

Any traveler knows that one of the most important things before leaving is proper trip planning. In this article, I’ll go over how I planned a …

Miami Beach - South Beach's Art Deco District - Houston, Texas, and Beyond

There’s something magical about South Beach’s Art Deco District. It’s at once like taking a step back in time, yet seeing all the modern world has to …

Art Deco

Miami Beach - South Beach Food Tour - Houston, Texas, and Beyond

How many times can you visit the same “attraction” or take the same tour? If you’re talking about the South Beach Food Tour offered by Miami Food …

South Beach

Big Bend National Park - East Section - Houston, Texas, and Beyond

The last day at Big Bend National Park was focused on the east section of the park – and a return to Santa Elena Canyon. I set out for the long drive …

National Parks

Big Bend National Park - Central Section - Houston, Texas, and Beyond

The second day at Big Bend National Park was focused on the central section of the park. Day one was over and had left me a bit tired. The long drive …

Hiking

Big Bend National Park - Western Section - Houston, Texas, and Beyond

I decided to break up my visit to Big Bend National Park into the sections of the park and my first full day there had me exploring the western …

Hiking

Big Bend National Park - Planning a Visit - Houston, Texas, and Beyond

Big Bend National Park is “right in my backyard” which translates into a nearly ten-hour drive. Yes, no kidding “everything is bigger in Texas”! It …

National Parks

Saguaro National Park, Tucson, Arizona - Houston, Texas, and Beyond

I had not visited the Saguaro National Park since it was just a National Monument – back in the late 90s. This is a national park that is located in …

National Parks

Bisbee, Arizona - Houston, Texas, and Beyond

Bisbee, Arizona is quite an interesting small town – and quite an enjoyable visit for a photographer! Started off by just pulling off the road and …

Architecture

Tombstone, Arizona - Houston, Texas, and Beyond

Tombstone, Arizona – the stuff legends are made of. Literally! Yes, it’s a “tourist trap” but every once in a while you just have to fall for that …

Tucson, Arizona - Houston, Texas, and Beyond

I’ve been to Arizona several times but had not visited Tucson since the late 90’s so when I had the opportunity to do so, I took advantage and jumped …

Bluebonnet Season - Houston, Texas, and Beyond

Bluebonnet season – that time of the year when God drops his color palette on Texas and we are blessed with an array of beautiful wildflowers – …

Roads

Cliffs of Moher, Ireland - Houston, Texas, and Beyond

You read about the Cliffs of Moher. You see photographs. You anticipate being there. But nothing prepares you for what you’re about to experience. I …

Ireland

Galway to Lahinch - Beautiful Drive in Ireland - Houston, Texas, and Beyond

The drive from Galway to Lahinch was a beautiful and enjoyable one. Along the way, I stopped by Ashford Castle (under renovations at the time) but …

Ireland

Connemara Peninsula, Ireland - Houston, Texas, and Beyond

The Connemara Peninsula is located near Galway which was my starting point for my short visit to Ireland. The main attraction to me was the Connemara …

Ireland

Galway, Ireland - Houston, Texas, and Beyond

Galway was my first stop during my visit to Ireland. While it is smaller than Dublin (which I did not visit), I really enjoyed it and loved spending …

European Travel

Houston Parks - Terry Hershey Park - Houston, Texas, and Beyond

What’s a great way to experience a Sunday afternoon? How about a walk in the park?<p>Houston is known as a city of urban sprawl and no zoning, but what …

San Juan, Puerto Rico - Houston, Texas, and Beyond

Ah, San Juan, Puerto Rico! A city full of life, history, culture, beautiful colonial architecture, and joyous people – and for five days, it was my …

European Travel

Aguadilla, Puerto Rico - Houston, Texas, and Beyond

I traveled to Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, for business and of course took a bit of time off to explore a part of Puerto Rico I had not visited …

Puerto Rico

Arecibo Observatory and Cueva Ventana, Puerto Rico - Houston, Texas, and Beyond

Ever since I saw “GoldenEye” I had wondered where that amazing structure was – it turns out it is the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico. So….when I …

Cabo Rojo and Rincon, Puerto Rico - Houston, Texas, and Beyond

The Cabo Rojo lighthouse is in the far south west corner of Puerto Rico and it was approximately a 90 minute drive from my apartment in Aguadilla. I …

Caribbean

Ponce and Gozalandia, Puerto Rico - Houston, Texas, and Beyond

Continuing to explore Puerto Rico, I made a quick trip to Ponce in the southern coast of Puerto Rico as well as a stop to see the waterfalls at …

Caribbean

El Yunque and Luquillo, Puerto Rico - Houston, Texas, and Beyond

El Yunque National Forest is a must while in Puerto Rico and while you’re in that area, you should make a stop in Luquillo for a pretty beach and a …

Puerto Rico