November 25, 2017

A lot of catching up

As much as I love writing my Travel Diaries, I am at a crossroads where I need to figure out what the heck to do with 2 years of backlog. Living overseas for over a year was really the wrinkle as it is difficult to capture it as a “travel diary” I really should have […]

January 5, 2015

Europe 2014 Day 11: Barcelona to Santa Ana

Monday January 5, 2015 I got my revenge at 430am as my alarm went off. I staggered out of bed and showered. I was thinking they must hear the water and the toilet because I sure heard them last night. I hope they were light sleepers so they could enjoy interrupted sleep as I did. […]

January 4, 2015

Europe 2014 Day 10: Barcelona

Sunday January 4, 2015 After the first decent sleep since Madeira, I was again up and out early – thankfully an hour later than yesterday and headed back to the Explore Catalunya office for my half-day Barcelona tour. I had gone back and forth on if I should do the half or the full day […]

January 3, 2015

Europe 2014 Day 9: Three Countries in One Day

Saturday January 3, 2015 After about 4 hours of sleep – which really felt like instantaneous after hitting my pillow, I was up and ready to go for my 3 countries in one-day tour. I was half asleep and was glad that I had entered the location of the tour office last night onto my […]

January 2, 2015

Europe 2014 Day 8: Madeira to Barcelona

Friday January 2, 2015 Woke up and packed everything up. My suitcase is just this side of beginning to get that everything is dirty clothes smell I attribute to my sweaty jeans from yesterday’s hike. I’m sure they will get more rank as the weekend drags on. I piled all my stuff in the back […]

January 1, 2015

Europe 2014 Day 7: Ponta de Sao Lourenco

Thursday January 1, 2015 Another day, another sleep in – this time well deserved after the late night last night. Also, the sun not coming up until after 8 does not help. Today we set off for Point San Lourenco (sp?) and it’s famous cliff walk. I forgot to bring the water that really made […]

December 31, 2014

Europe 2014 Day 6: Monte and Happy New Year

Wednesday December 31, 2014 Another late morning start, but hey, we are on vacation so it’s a-ok! We headed for the Jardim Botanico and the Teleférico. It was a few twists and turns rough the narrow streets, but we found the upper entrance. One thing I noticed is that there was a lot of cruise […]

December 30, 2014

Europe 2014 Day 5: Top of Madeira

Tuesday December 30, 2014 Today we were up and at ’em at are usual 11am departure time. Today we headed to the North side of Madeira to go to one of the highest points on the island. We drove around the base of the island towards Santana (queue lots of Santa Ana jokes from me). […]

December 29, 2014

Europe 2014 Day 4: Funchal

Monday December 29, 2014 Slept in today until after 9. Lots of ailments among Team Madeira so I need to make sure I keep plussing on my Emergen-C so I don’t get sick. After we got ready, one Mark had a headache so he slept some more and the rest of us headed to the […]

December 28, 2014

Europe 2014 Day 3: Madrid to Madeira

Sunday December 28, 2014 Before I knew it the alarm was going off and it was time to get ready. Took a few minutes to figure out the Oscar Shower, but it felt so good to finally clean up and shave. Packed up and headed down to check out just as the airport shuttle arrived. […]

Club Josh Travel Facts

Travel Totals
California Counties: 58/58
US States Visited: 37
Countries Visited: 43
Continents visited: 5

Upcoming Travels
No Travel Planned – this needs to change ASAP!

Dream Trips
New Zealand
Greek Islands
Spain to Italy via Monaco