It’s Travel Season

Let’s Get Motivated To Go Someplace!

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My husband would jump in anyone’s suitcase…. at anytime.  He is infamous for agreeing to be part of your travel plans during what I call “polite conversations”.  He is the ultimate traveler and makes every journey the event of a lifetime.  You can’t wait to plan your next travel season with him.

Note:  This is a repost from June 2019 and with the international restrictions just lifted, we thought a nice time to start thinking about where we all want to go!


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There’s one catch to traveling with Mr. LBD…with him you get moi.  I am not a traveler…I am a nester.  I have regular meltdowns packing and unpacking a suitcase.  To me, travel is for business and a necessity.  See how this can cause friction during your trips of a lifetime?  But because I adore this guy, our old friends, and our new friends who also have been bitten by his travel bug,  I’ve come up with a solution that works for all of us a majority of the time.  If I don’t get to pick the destination……


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The White Villages of Malaga, Spain

I’ve even gotten sneaky and preselected the accommodations before my beloved, or his entourage, know where they want to go.  This works even better when they think it is their idea.  A skill, I admit.


Soaking In Architecture When Traveling

If you have been following LBD since our inception, then you know I am an expert at Armchair Travel.  I know a place inside and out before I agree to go.  I am like a truffle-hunting pig digging up the best value for our dollars.  This week let’s look at Southern Spain.  This region is full of what is termed “The White Villages”.  The exteriors of architecture speak for themselves.  The interiors are a vast array of pure design pleasure.


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Escuela La Crujia

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Archez White Village

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Farmhouse in Gaucin


Look what you get with the Farmhouse Choice.  I do love my Alpaca socks and our border collie would have gone nuts with these guys as her neighbor!








Now that you are on the edge of your seats (like you know who) and itching to book the next adventure, here’s an option of a place we will be feathering our nest when the idea of Malaga, Spain pops up in his head.


One of the best things about European destinations is that it’s easy to enjoy big-city amenities and use public transportation and guides who know the countryside.  It’s an interpreter and chauffeur all in one!


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Reality Living – Eat, Sleep



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One last “trick” I employ.  If I preselect a nest, as perfect as the one above, I don’t always tell our group where we are staying.  I let them make their own abode arrangements.  Other times, we book an incredible villa for all of us and let the party never end.  It’s all about finding the Perfect LBD…even if it’s not ours!

Did you see this Perfect LBD we enjoyed Arm Chair Traveling? 

“Grease” is the Word…

Leave us a comment below…would you like to go to any of these places?




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10 thoughts on “It’s Travel Season”

  1. So is this your next trip?? Do tell!! Spain is actually on our bucket list because we’ve heard such good things about it. And I love the term Nestor, because I think we are more like that. I love the idea of traveling, but it’s not always easy!!

    1. Not even planned yet…but I know it is coming so I stay ahead with places I’ll agree to live in…even part time! Our best travel has been when we choose an area and stay for a month. Gives us time to nest!

    1. Yes, some of the best design inspirations come from our travels…simple works!

  2. My daughter in law is from Spain and she will adore this post. We plan to go next year. I love to live vicariously through others while I’m nice and cozy in my favorite chair!

    1. That’s why we call it “Arm Chair” traveling! Throw in a glass of wine and our fav pjs and it’s nearly perfect!

  3. I’d love to know which sites you use to book your longer stays. Your photos are gorgeous!

    1. We use various services, airbnb, VRBO and home exchange. Have found contacting the host directly with requests is a great way to learn so many things about the area as well. Thanks for reading…please pass us along!

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