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Your Weekly Travel Zen: Spain

This week's <i>Moment of Travel Zen</i> comes to us from Lynda Hanwella. Her photo of Gaudi's Sagrada Familia depicts the remarkable architecture of Spain that transports visitors to another world. Of her trip to Spain she says:<p>I was in Spain just last month. I think you either love or hate Gaudi and I'm …

Do Americans Just Travel Wrong?

Let me stipulate that there is no <i>right way</i> to travel, no matter who is offering the advice. And secondly, this is <i>not</i> another one of those inane traveler-versus-tourist debates.<p>That said, after researching my last book, <i>America's Vacation Deficit Disorder</i>, I was exposed to a whole host of data that …

15 Breathtaking Images Of Cities Viewed From High Above

Whenever you visit a city anywhere in the world, some of the hardest shots to take are those sprawling images of the city beneath you.<p>Unless you’re …

Malaga’s coming of age

After decades of favouring the Andalucían cities of Granada, Córdoba and Seville, travellers are starting to realise what they are missing.<p>The southern Spanish region of Andalucía usually conjures up images of three iconic cities: Granada, home of the Alhambra; Córdoba, with its famous <i>mezquita</i> …

The Top 10 Things To Do in Ibiza 2018

Located on the west coast of Ibiza, Cala Comte is one of the must-visit beaches on this Spanish island. It’s perfect for both family beach-goers and …

Segovia, uma cidade medieval pertinho de Madri

Este é um post da série <b>Quem mora sabe</b>, escrito pela jornalista carioca Isabela Kopke. Ela morou 10 anos em <b>Madri</b> e escolheu escrever sobre <b>Segovia, uma</b> …

The Top 10 Things To Do in Spain 2018

Page: | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Next<p>In 1491, on the once much humbler site of this enormous and ornate Mudejár-style shrine that is the Sanctuary of …

15 Things To Do For Free In Barcelona

1. Ramble down Las Ramblas<p>Located in the heart of the city and packed with people almost 24/7, Las Ramblas is one of the world’s most famous strips. …

Taking a Delicious Food Tour in Madrid

While I was in Europe earlier this month, I finally managed to visit Madrid. Years ago I went to Madrid but was deathly sick and didn’t do much while …

10 Squares In Madrid Not To Miss

<b>1. Puerta del Sol</b><p>Translating as the ‘Gate of the Sun’, Puerta del Sol is one of Madrid’s busiest squares. There are lots of famous attractions around …

The Medieval Walled Town of Laguardia

Laguardia sits atop a fragile maze of wine-filled bodegas.Founded in 1164, the small village of Laguardia is more than just another La Rioja village, …

The Maine of Spain

You’ve never heard of my favorite place in Spain. It’s not stylish Barcelona, foodie San Sebastian, or picturesque Mallorca. But <b>La Coruña</b> is just as unique.<p>I’ve been returning to the small capital city of Galicia — the northwestern corner of Spain that sits atop Portugal like a cap — for 12 years …

De Perúgia a Madri de carro - Dia 8: Burgos

Deixamos a região de Bilbao às 10:30, encarando a autoestrada AP-68 e, mais adiante, a AP-1 para Burgos. Novamente um percurso lindíssimo com …

The Top 10 Things To Do in Madrid 2018

Page: | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Next<p>Today this central square is a popular meeting place for tourists and locals, but Plaza Mayor’s history goes back to …

European Travel

The Top 10 Things To Do in Barcelona 2018

Page: | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Next<p>Barcelona’s oldest and most popular park, Parc de la Ciutadella is a picturesque expanse of greenery with several …

Mercados de 'tapas' são opção para provar comida típica em Madri

Espaços gourmet que servem os famosos tira-gostos viram moda. É possível degustar versões tradicionais e revisitadas dos pratos.

Casa Batló, La Pedrera, Park Guell e Sagrada Família: o melhor de Gaudí em Barcelona - Esvaziando a Mochila - Blog de Viagem e Turismo

Torres da Sagrada Família, em Barcelona: a obra inacabada de Gaudí<p>Quando os 20 e poucos euros são cobrados pela recepcionista no guichê da Casa Batló …

How to Spend Four Days in Madrid

When I visited Madrid in 2009, I saw only my hostel’s bed due to a bad cold I got in Barcelona. I left what was supposed to be one of the best cities …

Caminho de Santiago: como se preparar para ser um peregrino

<b>1</b>/13<p>A repórter Keila Bis no segundo dia de caminhada no caminho de Santiago<p><b>2</b>/13<p>Peregrinos no topo do monte Irago<p><b>3</b>/13<p>Uma das muitas casinhas feitas de …

Barcelona para Mãos de Vaca - vamos tomar um banho de mar nas praias de Barceloneta?

Barceloneta é um dos bairros de Barcelona, e com uma das poucas praias urbanas da cidade.<p>Barcelona não tem uma grande extensão de praias, mesmo …

15 things to do for free in Madrid - Explore The Best of Madrid For Free

Madrid’s Parque del Buen Retiro, or just Retiro Park as it is known locally, is the city’s best loved park, as well as being one of Madrid’s top …

European Travel

Watching the World Go By: a Scenic Rhine and Moselle River Cruise

I hate cruises. I only go by ship if there is no other way to get to a place -- like traveling around Antarctica or the Amazon Rain Forest. But here I was, snuggled next to my man on the sundeck of the Scenic Diamond river cruiser, watching the world go by. We were sailing alongside fairytale …

Norway In All Its Insanely Beautiful Glory

"Remote rural areas are photographically as interesting as the lifestyle and architecture of urban melting pots. Both worlds fascinate me and so I try to capture my individual view of these changing and challenging environments," says Kilian Schoenberger on his website.<p>If his goal is to unveil the …

The 25 Most Overrated Places On Earth

We wish these places were all that the travel blogs crack them up to be… but they’re not.<p>1. Milan<p>You know Milan as the capital of high-end fashion, so it sounds like there'd be lots to see. But if you can’t afford the Prada flagship, you’re outta luck.<p>2. The Golden Gate Bridge<p>It’s foggy up there. …

Climbing Patagonia's Glaciers With My Dearest Strangers and One Lone Instant Coffee Packet

Sometimes I stick in earbuds when my iPhone is dead and listen to silence just to avoid talking to strangers.<p>When my dearest friends had to cancel their trip to join me in Patagonia, I packed two sets of earbuds for my journey, just to be safe.<p>The village of El Chalten, Argentina, is surrounded by …

Welcome to Palestine

I boarded a bulletproof bus bound for Hebron, a city located in the West Bank in Isreal. Upon arrival I left behind my Israeli guide and met Mohammed, my Palestinian guide, for the first half of the day. I was on a dual-narrative tour, which offered a unique perspective into the everyday lives of …

10 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Dublin

There are plenty of things that spring to mind when you think of Dublin, but if you think you know all there is to know about the inimitable Irish capital, think again. Here are 10 things you didn't know about Dublin.<p>1. Dublin means 'Black Pool'<p>Photo credit: Informatique via Flickr<p>The name 'Dublin' …