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Sailing Across the Atlantic: My Experiences Sailing From the Canary Islands to the Caribbean

We’re finally crossing the Atlantic to sail to the Caribbean! It’s taken us two and a half months of pretty much non-stop work. I bought a 36-foot catamaran that only ever did coastal crui... read more

Posted on 15 April 2021 | 9:33 pm

Spend Life Traveling

What Ever Did We Do before the Invention of Empathy? and Prince Philip’s Confession in “The Crown”

Did you know there once was a time when empathy didn’t exist in the English-speaking world. During that time, all those poor souls lived in a “Dark Age” of feelings in which they had... read more

Posted on 11 April 2021 | 5:53 pm

Clearing Customs

São Miguel, Azores: Guide to Portugal’s Best Kept Secret

The Azores are basically the love child of Ireland and Hawaii, with a Portuguese accent. This archipelago in the middle The post São Miguel, Azores: Guide to Portugal’s Best Kept Secret a... read more

Posted on 29 March 2021 | 9:40 pm


State Parks of TX Marching 2021..

Enjoying the annual state park pass with family friends and kids. Texas winter is quite pleasant apart from the memorable snowstorm over Presidents’ day weekend.... read more

Posted on 22 March 2021 | 9:04 am

Peru or Bust, one couple's journey to represent USA abroad and aid in ways small and large.

Creating the Lotus (or the evolution of a novel)

Writing a novel was never on my bucket list. In fact, it was something I didn’t want to consider. There were too many talented authors, too many wonderful stories, too much competition in the bo... read more

Posted on 10 November 2020 | 11:22 pm


To the love of my life (who I haven’t met yet)

Someday, I'll read this to you. You'll probably laugh, and I'll probably cry. The post To the love of my life (who I haven’t met yet) appeared first on Joy and Journey. [[ This is a content sum... read more

Posted on 8 September 2020 | 6:29 pm

Joy and Journey

Creating Prosperity or living with Poverty thinking.

Originally posted on Gill Brookshaw - Recover your Life: A few years ago I had a job that paid well and a business that bought me in good money too. Now life and money is a struggle – the povert... read more

Posted on 28 August 2020 | 12:10 pm

Gill Brookshaw – Recover your Life

Comprar una casa en Holanda / Buying a house in The Netherlands

Todos sabemos que comprar una casa es una decisión que hay que pensar muy bien. Los que vivimos en Holanda también sabemos lo caros que son los alquileres en aquí y en especial en... read more

Posted on 24 August 2020 | 8:12 pm

Hello World – Tu amigo en Holanda

7 Years

Seven years ago, we stepped off a plane at the Tocumen International Airport in Panama to start our new third…... read more

Posted on 1 August 2020 | 8:19 pm

Our Third Life – Pedasi

The moon also rises

The snow that lingers on the peak of Mt. Charleston has turned from encasing to simple gray slivers from across the Valley. The once crisp air which allowed onlookers below to make out the divots and ... read more

Posted on 2 June 2020 | 12:11 am

D Travels 'Round

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