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Creating Memories: A Weekend on Granville Island

by Lu Sobredo The LU TRAVELS ABROAD BLOG doesn't just cover stories about travel experiences in Europe; granted that was the inspiration for creating a travel blog site and a corresponding travel Facebook page.  I was able to travel abroad this past summer after almost three years of limited mobility. It came as no surprise that I quickly warmed to the idea of a trip across the border  with my husband . A  planned business trip for him; not a planned trip for me.  Obviously, t he travel fever of summertime lurched into fall without much objection from me.  Thus,  a photo essay:  Creating Memories: A Weekend in Granville Island,  images from our jaunt in late September to Vancouver, British Columbia in Canada.  Although I did not plan to join my husband on this travel, I was grateful I did. Once again, I felt the thrill of preparing for a trip outside the country, even though the other country is pretty much next door.  The recently renewed US Passport was definitel

A Stopover in Iceland

by Lu Sobredo Why a stopover in Iceland? The topic was not even on my radar screen as a blog writer. I have never been to Iceland, although I did meet a wonderful couple from Iceland when my family and I were in Stavanger, Norway in 2004. But here it is. My new pursuit as a travel blogger formally launched on October 1, 2016. After only a few days, family, friends and new readers have been supportive of my new venture. In the course of viewing my Lutravelsabroad Facebook Page which is linked to my travel blog site:, I ran across a comment from my beautiful cousin Luchi aka Lucia Tagle, a nurse in New York who just returned from a Baltic Cruise. I felt as if I was given a gift from heaven which I had to share. Luchi surprised me with information about why going on a cruise is a cost-effective way to travel, why a stopover could be very good for your wallet and more. I share her story and photo  with permission. Personally, I am les