Barcelona, The Vibrant City

If I had to describe Barcelona in one word it would be ‘vibrant.’ Barcelona is a city, not only of history, but of colors. It’s built on the ruins of the original Roman city and was home to gifted artists, including Gaudi and Picasso, who changed its landscape in interesting ways. It’s popularity has waxed…

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Spain, Before Columbus

Spain has been on my list to visit for some time now and last summer we got to spend a whole 5 days there on our sibling Euro Trip. The first time I remembering hearing specifically about southern Spain was in my college sophomore “Spanish Culture & History” class.  Before this class my knowledge of…

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Prague: The Start of an Adventure

Exactly 374 days ago, we landed in Prague, Czech Republic to begin our sibling ‘Euro Trip,’ as we called it.  Prague was an excellent city to start in because it’s so quintessentially European that it puts you in the right mood, right away. On our first night we found our apartment and dinner. The next morning…

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Renaissance and the Beating Sun

So far this week we’ve been through Lake Como, Venice, Portovenere, Cinque Terre, and Rome.  Quite a list, to be sure! But we still have one more stop in Italy: Florence. Where we stayed: If you haven’t noticed yet, my qualifications when booking accommodations are a balance between location, price, and comfort.  The airbnb we…

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To Rome!

You’ve made it to Friday, congratulations!  If you have been following me since Monday you know that this week on the blog is a series of travel stories about Italy.  You can find Lake Como, Venice, Portovenere, and Cinque Terre by following the links. Yesterday I left you in Cinque Terre after a long hike.  Well, from Cinque…

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