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Your Quick Guide to Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona. The very name causes so many images to spring to mind: the dramatic and looming Sagrada Familia, with construction spanning hundreds of years; the whimsical, colorful, playground-like park that is Parc Guell; and let’s not forget La Boqueria, the one-stop-shop for all the culinary delights that Barcelona has to offer. With a lot to…


Is Madrid The Liveliest City in the World?

Madrid is one of the most alive cities in the world — except during siesta — but it can be challenging to know just when and where to find the action in the city. Here’s a few times the city is most vibrant; these are unique Madrileño moments that should not be missed. Stroll Through El Rastro on…

Busted taking a selfie in Langkawi

The Best Smart Phone for International Travelers

Did you notice I’ve been posting more photos to my Facebook and twitter accounts? I’ll tell you why : I finally found a smart phone that fits into my traveling life and doesn’t cost a fortune. The Energy Sistem Energy Phone Max (besides being a mouthful to say) is the perfect solution to international travelers…

Puerta de Alcala

Madrid Christmas Photo Essay

Have you ever visited Europe during Christmastime? It’s absolutely a magical time of year whether you celebrate Christmas or not. Strolling around Madrid once the lights go on is one of the best (and free!) activities the city has to offer.  Start on Calle Alcala and follow the brightest lights towards the center of the…

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