Author: Barb Harmon

Barb Harmon is a freelance travel writer and blogger. Her love affair with travel began as a child on family vacations throughout the United States and Canada. It blossomed when she became an exchange student in The Netherlands in high school. Several years later she moved to Luzern, Switzerland which allowed her to travel extensively throughout Europe...a dream come true. Moving back to the United States she took a position in the Cosmetic industry which involved a great deal of travel. As empty nesters, she and her husband travel as often as possible looking for the next adventure. They have a dream of moving back to Europe (or elsewhere) part time and plan on making that dream a reality. She is a member of The International Travel Writers and Photographers Alliance.

Ajijic Mexico Mural

Ajijic The True Spirit of Mexico

After a quick two-and-a-half-hour flight, we breeze through customs in Guadalajara headed to Ajijic (AH-HEE-heek). I visited in late Spring

Children playing in Guadalajara

Six Reasons to Spend a Day in Guadalajara Mexico

French novelist Gustave Flaubert once said, “Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the

Fountain of the Dragons Royal Palace La Granja

The Royal Gardens of La Granja – San Ildefonso, Spain

Four Part Series on Royal Residences and Gardens Near Madrid, Spain – Part Four King Philip V certainly had location

The Horseshoe Courtyard Royal Palace of La Granja

Royalty in San Ildefonso, Spain – Royal Palace of La Granja and Royal Collegiate Church

Four Part Series on Royal Residences and Gardens Near Madrid, Spain – Part Three Walking down the front steps of

Back of Casa del Labrador Aranjuez

On the Trail of Charles IV in Aranjuez Spain

Four Part Series on Royal Residences and Gardens Near Madrid, Spain – Part Two Like many, we keep adding to

The Neptune Fountain Royal Palace of Aranjuez

A Royal Palace and Gardens in a Royal City – Aranjuez, Spain

Four Part Series on Royal Residences and Gardens Near Madrid, Spain – Part One The Royal Palace of Aranjuez will

Parade Walkers at Carnaval Nice in France

Carnaval Nice – Where it is Good to be King

While many people visit Nice during the sweltering days of summer, if you want to see the King, visit in

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