Portugal and Spain: How we are spending our time

The Westin Palace, Madrid – our hotel for two nights. For our upcoming trip to Portugal and Spain, we will be gone for a total of 13 nights.  While I originally wanted to stick to three or four cities, it was … Continue reading

Where’s my passport stamp?: How the Schengen Agreement complicates passport stamp collection in Europe

All foreign travelers I know anticipate returning from a trip abroad with a new set of passport stamps.  They are a point of pride for many, providing clear documentation of their “worldliness”. I’ve even seen passport stamp collection become a … Continue reading