Moving to Europe

Elizabeth,  Good luck with the move! I would love to be able to relocate to Spain. For now, I ... more

Madrid’s Hotel Atlántico: European romance and charm on the Gran Vía

To read more on my thoughts on whether to stay at the Eurostars Tower or the Hotel Atlantico in ... more

Four Days in Madrid: Food, art, architecture in Spain’s romantic capital

Geri Dreiling, friend of the site and owner of Legal Media Matters, recently went on a trip to Madrid, Spain. Read on to see her insights as a Girl’s Guide Gal abroad… A feast for the senses, Madrid — Europe’s third-largest city, blending past and present — is a romantic destination sure to satisfy lovers of food, art and architecture. For four days in September I sampled the capital city’s offerings, and I’m already longing to return. A Glass of Rioja in Plaza Mayor ...more
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Which of the U.S. National Parks Have You Visited?

Have you ever visited any of the of over 400 national parks that are part of the United States National Park Service? It's one of the best ways to get a first-hand view of this beautiful country in all its variation and wonder. I've watched alligators slither through the river of grass from an air boat on the Florida Everglades. I've seen the sun rise over the dormant volcano Haleakala on Maui....more
When I was a child, my family visited Yosemite. Old Faithful left a lasting impression.    I ... more