Travel Writing

Iberian Odyssey 1: Oct. 4 – 16, 2019 Tour of Spain – Barcelona, Madrid, Granada, Malaga. Portugal – Faro, Lisbon, and Porto

Introduction   I had previously been to Spain fifty years ago and never to Portugal so it was time to revisit Iberia. During my 1969 visit with three friends to Spain, we enjoyed touring San Sebastian and Bilbao in the heavily Basque north, but disliked secret...

Return to Siesta Key: My Kind of Florida Beach Town

I first visited Siesta key Feb. 2, 2016 to see its famous beach and enjoy the lively village, and returned a year to the day to watch the Superbowl and eat seafood.  I made a web page describing Longboat key – where I stayed both years – and included three pictures of...

Pools of Sanctuary Cap Cana

I also enjoy sitting around a pool and the main one was spectacular. The first picture was taken from the patio over the Casa Bella and provides a broad look that includes the Blue Marlin (left) and poolside bar and lunch boat behind it.  The second photo is a...

The Beach and Attractions

  I have always loved the beach and Sanctuary Cap Cana furnishes an attractive and comfortable beach environment.  An athletic area, mainly for volleyball, is adjacent to the oceanside beach. Chairs, towels, private cabanas and food and drink servers are all...

Big Bonus – Sanctuary Town

I’ve heard some people complain that all-inclusive resorts are just daily sun bathing and binge drinking experiences.  Of course, they could sign up for an excursion or limit their exposure to the sun and alcohol consumption.  Sanctuary Town, located...

Main and Special Amenities

This is the path we took to access the various resort areas: Great house, dining spots, the pool, beach, or Sanctuary Town. We fell in love with a sculpture exhibition located in the Great House near the Love Bar. After viewing the sculpture, one exits the Great House...

Room and Patio with a View

The all-inclusive resorts of Cancun are famous for celebrating their guest’s birthdays – at meals, decorations for the room, banners slashed across the front door.  Sanctuary Cap Cana was quite lavish too.  A banner was fastened to the door and a...

Mile High City II: Denver’s Riches of Public Art

Mile High City II: Denver’s Riches of Public Art   I admire cities that heavily invest in public art and strongly reject the complaint that it is a waste of taxpayer’s money.  Denver’s impressive treasure of public art displays pride in the city, adds to the...

Mile High City 1: Denver, Colorado 420 Festival

Mile High City 1: Denver, Colorado 420 Festival   I last visited Denver, Colorado forty-five years ago while driving cross country and spent two days with relatives who showed us the city.  In 1972, Denver was primarily a distribution center with miles of...

Sarasota, Florida: Something for Everyone

Sarasota, Florida, is a city of 53,326 located south of Tampa on Florida’s Coast. This attractive and relatively affluent city was once the winter home of the Ringling Brothers Circus which recently ceased performing after 146 years. For its size, Sarasota hosts an...

St. Simons Island II: Hurricane Matthew’s Influence

Last year, my friend Patty Morrison and I spent four days in mid-October 2015 at the King & Prince Hotel on St. Simons Island – see St Simons Island, Georgia, a Love Story.. We enjoyed ourselves so much we decided to return Oct. 14 – 18, 2016 to our special place...