Category Feet First

Lagos, Portugal – Earth’s Magnum Opus!

Lagos, Portugal is Earth’s masterpiece. Its Mona Lisa. Its Birth of Venus. Its Starry Night. Its Maryland crabcake. Sunbeams shimmer off sparkling turquoise water surrounded by rock islands and meandering tunnels that connect one beach to the next, to the next, to the next and so on. Picturesque caves allow lover style seclusion from the tides. For a […]

Street Art – Lisboa Edition!

There are few things I love more than hunting for street art – eyes combing back and forth wandering medinas and squares looking for that personal touch of local artistic expression. Fortunately, in Lisbon you do not have to look far. From the rubble of decaying buildings sprout political triumphs. Winding alleyways recount tales of Fado’s woeful past. Religious figures, along […]

Segovia: If These Walls/Mountains Could Talk

I was told that the city of Segovia and the Roman Aqueduct it encapsulated  was a must see, so on a rainy day – with no umbrella in hand – I set out to storm the castle. Segovia is a mountain town dating back to the 1st century AD and lies about an hour north of Madrid. From beyond the city […]

Chiapas, Exploring Aqua Azul!

Armed with a swimsuit I was ready to take on all the natural beauty Chiapas had in store. Lucky for me there was plenty. Cascading falls stretched for miles in every direction.  It was a waterfall playground that at first sight, seemed unreal. Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and […]

Jungle to Jungle, Exploring the Palenque Ruins.

Let it be known that I love exploring ruins. Climbing thousand year old steps, reaching mountainous lookouts, and peering over palace ledges that open up into breathtaking panorama views of whole city-states just feels amazing. The second of the ruins visited on this trip, and possibly the most ornate in detail, Palenque was a site to […]