The French Châteaux of the Loire Valley by Ray Raposo

After a few days in Paris, four of us, our friends Rick and Marilyn, my wife Peg and I rented a car and drove southwest to visit the historic Châteaux of the Loire Valley.  There are 42 Châteaux mostly located in the historic towns of Amboise, Angers, Blois, Chinon, Montsoreau, Nantes, Orléans, Saumur, and Tours along the Loire River in France, just a couple hours southwest...

Summer of 2017… Oh the memories!

Just Kidding! Summer of 2017... Oh the memories! The summer is here, but soon our children are back to school and eager to share in their experiences and summer adventures with their friends! Surely all parents can relate to the excitement of coming back to school, sporting brand new school supplies, backpacks and dapper new uniforms. But we all know this...

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...