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Where to Find the Best Wine & Tapas in Barcelona

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If you’ve noticed, I’ve been having the Spanish fever lately, posting a lot of stories on Spain, my adopted home. Today we have a post from my friend Esme Fox, who lives in Barcelona. She’s my good friend and fellow travel writer who has a deep love for her adopted home. Here she shares tips […]

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Celebrating WorldPride Madrid 2017!

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We were lucky enough to celebrate WorldPride 2017 in Madrid last weekend! Here’s what we got up to: From 23 June to 2 July 2017, WorldPride was celebrated in fervor in the Spanish capital city of Madrid. It was the world’s biggest LGBT pride celebration, with about 2 million participants descending upon the city to […]

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A Perfect Weekend in Malaga, Spain

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Planning a weekend in Malaga? For travelers in Europe, Malaga is often seen as a touristy destination that has  been simply ‘overdone’. This coastal city in southern Spain was the hottest beach destination in the 1980’s, and it continues to be a popular holiday spot for those seeking sun-kissed beaches and all-night-long parties. For that […]

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Is Granada the Best Place to Live in Spain?

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It’s been more than 7 years since we moved to Spain — first it was Madrid for a year, then just a couple of months in Seville and eventually Granada. We’ve also explored a lot of Spain, from the northwestern corner of Galicia to the eastern edge of Costa Brava, the southern shores of Cadiz […]

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Learning War History in Northern France

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A list of the best things to do in northern France for those interested in war history. Northern France is often overlooked by travellers seeking the more quintessential French experience — but for history buffs, there’s no better region in Europe to learn about war history than here in Hauts-de-France (which translates to mean “Upper […]

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Living in Spain: What It’s Really Like

After three months in Southeast Asia, we’re now back at home in Granada, Spain. I can’t believe it’s been more than 7 years since we first moved to Spain (first Madrid, then Seville and now Granada) and I actually haven’t written anything about what’s it like to live here. I think it’s finally time to […]

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20 Photos of Georgia that Will Surprise You

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My Best Photos of Georgia Georgia — a name associated more with the southern state of US than the country itself, is often overlooked by travellers as a tiny landlocked country hidden in the shadows of its ex-Soviet past. For the uninitiated, Georgia is a relatively small country in the Caucasus, midway between Europe and […]

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Drone Video of Sierra Nevada, Spain

Our First Drone Video! Have you ever seen your backyard from the air? Curious to see ours, we recently used our new Xiaomi drone to capture aerial footage from the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range, just an hour’s drive from our home base in Granada, Spain. Sierra Nevada, which means “snowy mountain range” in Spanish, is […]

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The Faroe Islands Travel Guide

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Faroe Islands Travel Guide In the depths of the Atlantic Ocean, tiny islands with jagged peaks and vertiginous cliff faces jut out from the sea, piercing into the sky like giant daggers. Sea stacks, craggy bird cliffs and black sandy beaches dot the coast, while steep snowcapped mountains stretch across the length of the islands. […]

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On the Puffin Trail — Mykines, Faroe Islands

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I hold my breathe and keep still. The wind is howling and whipping at my face, which has turned red from the wind and sun. My nose is wet and numb from the cold, but I don’t care. A puffin is standing before me, burrowing into the hole on the steep slope. Another one joins […]

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A Traveler’s Guide to Iceland – The Land of Fire and Ice

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Marooned just outside the Arctic Circle, Iceland is a Nordic island nation that’s barely three hours away from London by plane – and yet anchored within its own world of raw and untouched wildernesss. Volcanically and geologically active, the country is a land of extremities. Its coastlines are fringed with ragged fjords, its interior is […]

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Traveling with No Luggage in Budapest

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With over 13 years of travel to 100+ countries under my belt, I’ve become quite an expert at packing light. I always travel with just a small carry-on backpack — even on long-haul journeys — and the only time I check in bags is when I’m traveling long-haul with baby Kaleya. As my motto goes, […]

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Faroe Islands in Photos — The Secret Isles of the Atlantic

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In the depths of the Atlantic Ocean, tiny islands with jagged peaks and vertiginous cliff faces jut out from the sea, piercing into the sky like giant daggers. Sea stacks, craggy bird cliffs and black sandy beaches dot the coast, while steep snowcapped mountains stretch across the length of the islands. This archipelago of 18 […]

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Easter in Poland: From Medieval Towns to Snow Mountains

Easter in Poland

Spring had just arrived and it was Easter in Poland. With the sun coyly poking through thick clouds, Poland was slowly awakening from a long winter slumber. The Easter markets were in full swing, oozing an infectious atmosphere with its lively beer gardens, bratwurst stands, and colourful arts and craft stores. While it wasn’t as […]

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Staying at the Hotel of Ice in Romania

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A Stay at the Hotel of Ice in Romania There is complete silence except for the occasional mountain wind blowing or ravens circling overhead. It’s like Narnia out here! Frozen icicles hang from granite rock cliffs, the light bouncing off the snow is blinding me, and the sounds of ravens flying above are echoing through the […]

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