"Home of the West Coast "Spartan"" spartan's Profile

One never know's where "spartan" will appear

As you can see, I've been to many places within the United States (some places I've stayed long enough to have a page established and others I was just passing through) and a few places outside of the United States. So please enjoy the site, and if you have any questions, please send me an e-mail. And fellow VT'er LJ took this picture for me...seems like I critique too many restaurants on my pages :-)

Food for thought: Travel while you can, visit as many places as possible, meet as many people as you can because tomorrow is not guaranteed.

The Mighty Spartans

I spent 4 wonderful years in East Lansing, MI attending this awesome school of higher education. It was an experience that I will never forget and it really helped me obtain a better understanding of the world.

How about that!!!!

Who would have known that a simple visit to Canada in 2001 would have led to something more. Hi LJ, you are my best friend and I will always cherish that :-)

  • Intro Updated Jul 27, 2011
  • Report Abuse

Comments (145)

  • rebibi's Profile Photo
    Mar 17, 2014 at 1:59 PM

    Thank you Barry for the Birthday greeting. How are you doing? Long time I haven't heard from you, but I'm not very often here on VT. Elisabeth

    • spartan's Profile Photo
      Mar 18, 2014 at 10:01 AM

      Hi Elisabeth, doing about as well as can be expected

  • Mar 16, 2014 at 3:42 PM

    Hello, old friend, VERY long time!!! Your page popped up. Nice seeing you on here, Barry.
    Yours, BROOKS

    • spartan's Profile Photo
      Mar 17, 2014 at 10:07 AM

      Hi Brooks, thanks for dropping by and I hope that you are well.

  • Waalewiener's Profile Photo
    Jan 23, 2014 at 8:17 PM

    Hi Barry ,Lori & I like to send you and L J all the best from Windsor Canada

    • spartan's Profile Photo
      Jan 24, 2014 at 8:11 AM

      Thank you both...I hope that you are having fun in Windsor :-)

  • alza's Profile Photo
    Jan 22, 2014 at 8:41 AM

    Hi Barry, What great luck to find you online! Very best wishes for 2014 to you and LJ! lou in Montreal

    • alza's Profile Photo
      Jan 22, 2014 at 9:13 AM

      All is well indeed! I'd love to hear from you. Send me a message if you have time. Cheers!

    • spartan's Profile Photo
      Jan 23, 2014 at 1:45 PM

      Hi Lou, good to hear that you are well.

  • Daja123's Profile Photo
    Dec 24, 2013 at 3:39 PM

    Hello Barry I wish you a splendid Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! :-))

    • spartan's Profile Photo
      Jan 7, 2014 at 1:34 PM

      Thank you so much and I hope that you had a very Merry Christmas as well as a Happy New Year.

  • SONG's Profile Photo
    Dec 19, 2013 at 9:59 AM

    Since you are not in here very often, I better take this chance to wish you a Merry Christmas!

    • spartan's Profile Photo
      Dec 20, 2013 at 2:26 PM

      Hi Kathy, thank you so much. Merry Christmas to you also

  • anvalob's Profile Photo
    Dec 8, 2013 at 8:53 AM

    happy birthday

  • Parisforless's Profile Photo
    Sep 13, 2013 at 3:01 PM

    Happy Birthday to you,Happy Birthday to you...and I am late!!!

    • spartan's Profile Photo
      Sep 16, 2013 at 3:39 PM

      Hello Svetlana...thank you for the birthday wishes and they are appreciated at any time

  • DaHongHua's Profile Photo
    Sep 4, 2013 at 9:19 PM

    Hi Barry, greeting from Malaysia, Happy Birthday.

    • spartan's Profile Photo
      Sep 5, 2013 at 9:15 AM

      Thank you

    • DaHongHua's Profile Photo
      Sep 5, 2013 at 11:56 PM

      Thanks for accepting my friendship. You are my 62nd VT friend, and I'm No.150 in your list. Enjoy life, enjoy happiness, wish you all the best.

  • sim1's Profile Photo
    Sep 4, 2013 at 12:22 PM

    Happy Birthday! Wishing you a great day :-)

Share your travels with the world!

Join Now!
spartan's Profile Photo


“So Let it be Written...So Let it be Done!!!”

Online Now


Top 5,000 Travel Writer
Member Rank:
0 1 1 4 2
Forum Rank:
0 0 8 6 8
Real Name
Oceanside, California
Member Since
Dec 2, 1999

Badges & Stats

  • 925 Reviews
  • 1,232 Photos
  • 496,059PageViews
  • 5 Countries
  • 112 Cities

Latest Activity

See All Activity

Travel Interests

See All Travel Interests (5)