The incredible Grand Canyon by Ray Raposo

The Grand Canyon is like nothing you’ve ever seen. One’s first impression is of witnessing a different planet. The canyon is carved by the Colorado River in the state of Arizona. The canyon is contained within and managed by Grand Canyon National Park, the Hualapai Tribal Nation, the Havasupai Tribe and the Navajo Nation. The Grand Canyon National Park is...

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...

Visiting Athens Greece and the Greek Islands by Ray Raposo

Greece has been a country I’ve wanted to visit since studying Greek art history in college. Having had to cancel a previous scheduled trip back in 2001, it was extra special when we finally made this recent visit a reality. We enjoyed stops in Athens, Mykonos, Santorini and Rhodes. In the distance, Athens'...

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...

Visiting memorable Lisbon, Portugal by Ray Raposo

Lisbon is the capital and largest city of Portugal, with about 3 million people living in the metropolitan area. Lisbon, or Lisboa as it’s known in Portugal, is one of the oldest cities in Western Europe and the world, predating such capitals as London, Paris and even Rome. Portugal is a southern European country on the Iberian Peninsula. It...