Travel Shepherd is a series of websites with our personal travel advice based on our extensive travels and having lived in foreign countries over 20 years. Our international, world wide travel advisories will help your travel planning.
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Greece and the Greek Islands
Paros was our primary residence for a decade. We have explored the surrounding islands and many parts of main land Greece accumulating a huge store of photographs, maps and travel stories.
Browse or search our ParosParadise.com web site with over 50 pages of information, photos and maps. If you don't find what you are looking for, including links to everything about Greece, just ask. We love to Share our Paros Paradise!
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Our sister site makes it easy to expand your knowledge of ancient Greece while enjoying the beaches and other delights of modern Greece. Visit-Ancient-Greece.com
During over seven years living in West Cork we saw more of Ireland than most Irish who had lived there for their entire lives. We love to explore and we live to learn. We left our Oregon home for foreign shores to experience Europe. We did that, but it was not all sunshine and flowers. There is always a culture shock in any major relocation. We tell the good and the bad, mostly anyway.
Now in 2017 our Ireland life is divided into three periods:
The Early Years -- Culture shock in Ballydehob, West Cork
Joyful interlude -- 1 1/2 years of new Ireland adventures in 2012 and 2013
The Later Years -- Retirement on the emerald isle --Still to be written . . .
Use Ireland-For-You.com for tips and tricks to plan the best itinerary for YOU.
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Prague and the Czech Republic
We just can not get enough of this vibrant historical city. In 2013 we were back for the fourth time; each time longer than the previous; this time for three years. In many ways Prague is the ideal contrast to our quiet island life. There is constant activity of exhibitions, concerts, shopping, etc. plus transportation is quick and easy. We had to force our selves to stay home and rest once in awhile. Also the limitless array of international food tempts us to gluttony. We are pigs in heaven when in Prague.
Karin is an evocative photo journalist and I write a few posts as well in our Czech Mates blog. Our experience will enhance your experience.
Also we used Prague as a base to travel to nearby countries such as Austria, Poland and Germany. Read all about it on the Environs page of the Czech Mates blog.
Expatriate Lifestyle -- Global Nomads
Add our twenty plus years abroad to that of our friends and we offer a wealth of experience.
Most people who are considering living in a foreign country want to know about cost of living, style of accommodation, cheap flights and the like. But the most important factor is: Do you have the right stuff to leave family and friends behind for a life abroad? Attitude is the only solution to the difficulties that inevitably arise to kill your dreams.
World wide travel Basics
No matter where you go, some things remain the same. Yet all travelers have different styles, budgets and comfort levels. So one has to read what others are doing in light of what they know about themselves. We nearly always interpret travel guides and reviews to suit ourselves. Usually it works; sometimes we find ourselves in one of those situations you can only laugh about--once you are safely out of it, that is. We have a friend who only travels when her partner requires her to. Her most common response to our travel suggestions: " I couldn't do that!"
Our experience will enhance your experience!