Visiting the fabulous Lake Como area in Italy by Ray Raposo

Lake Como is the third largest lake in Italy, located in the northern Lombardy region. The upscale resort area is located about an hour north of Milan. The rather thin lake is shaped like an upside-down Y, with towns dotting the winding shoreline and the surrounding steep hillsides at the foothills of the Italian Alps. You’ll find the popular city of Como at the...

The Fabulous Northern Coast of Spain by Ray Raposo

Scenic landscapes, blue seas, regional foods, religious landmarks, and tremendous historical heritage, you’ll find that and so much more as you visit the cities and towns of Spain’s Northern Coastline. Exploring Galicia, Asturias, Cantabria and Basque Country. After taking a train from Madrid to the tip of Northern Spain, we arrive at La Coruña in Galicia. This port city in the...

Traveling the countries of The Benelux: Belgium & The Netherlands by Ray Raposo

The BeNeLux is an economic union in Western Europe. It includes three neighboring monarchies, Belgium, The Netherlands, and Luxembourg. These three small counties are in the northwestern European region between France and Germany. The name is formed from the beginning of each country’s name.  Our travels took in two of the three countries: Belgium and The Netherlands and several cities. Belgium...

The Historic London, England by Ray Raposo

After traveling all around the USA during the 70s and 80s, our first trip to Europe in the early fall of 1994 started in London, England. In subsequent visits, I’ve come to appreciate London’s cultural treasures more and more. London is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom. Standing on the curvy River Thames in the south...

Historic Edinburgh and the Scottish Highlands by Ray Raposo

Edinburgh is Scotland’s enthralling capital city and second most populous behind Glasgow. Edinburgh’s Old Town is filled with medieval charm, and its Georgian New Town with old world elegance. Scotland is part of Great Britain, and shares the mainland with England to the south. We flew from London to Edinburgh and took just over an hour. From the airport...