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Where Can You Find Passionate Flamenco in Madrid?

While it’s usually southern Spain that gets the glory for flamenco, Madrid has several great places to catch a live and heart-pounding performance of the dance that brings all the bravado of a bullfight with none of the gore. One of the best places to see — and really, feel — flamenco in Madrid is…

Image courtesy of Enrique Goméz from Flickr
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Eating Vegan In Madrid

In a city where ham is an acceptable form of ceiling it might be incredibly challenging to keep a vegan or even vegetarian diet in Madrid. Where’s one to turn when Museo del Jamon is on every street corner? Eat at Rayen Vegano Rayen Vegano is simply adorable. The decor is welcoming and humble, the…

Delicious Vegan Noodle image via Jennifer Flickr
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Finding Vegan Food in Barcelona

Barcelona is known for their famous Creme Catalan, La Boqueria Market with the massive butcher section, and Las Ramblas which is home to many overpriced paella dishes. So where is one to find a good meal? Forget about ordering the veggie sandwiches as they usually come with tuna. The following restaurants are 100% vegan, but…

Busted taking a selfie in Langkawi
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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
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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…

These ALL come with the Energy Sistem Sport Cam Pro!
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Looking for a Cheap Alternative to the GoPro Hero?

Are you looking for a cheap alternative to the GoPro that doesn´t fall apart in 1 month? Have I got the solution for you! Enter the Energy Sistem Sport Cam Pro: a lightweight, micro-sized sport camera that is perfect for all your video needs, especially when traveling. First, let´s start with the company: Energy Sistem….

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Madrid’s Newest Entertainment : The Rock Bus

Are you looking for an unusual and one-of-a-kind experience for your next visit to Madrid? The Rock Bus is the perfect solution for any Rock and Roll and live theater lover. There’s one thing that sets it apart from all other shows : it’s on a bus. Yes, a moving bus. You get picked up…

Sunday Morning at El Rastro Madrid, Spain
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Sunday Morning at El Rastro Madrid, Spain

This video was shot on the Energy Sport Cam Pro by Energy Sistem, an up-and-coming Spanish company who provides an incredible deal in comparison to the GoPro. Learn more about the camera in the next post; for now, enjoy the sights and sounds of El Rastro de Madrid and get ready to plan your next…

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How to Take a Cruise

It never fails to raise an eyebrow “Brandy ‘Budget Travel‘ Bell” took a cruise? Oh yes, friends, I took a cruise and I am not ashamed to say that I LOVED IT.   While cruising is not my full time preferred method for discovering this world, I am a water baby, and there’s nothing I…

Granada, Spain
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Granada, Spain: You Always Keep Me Coming Back

Last weekend I migrated South for the Winter to score some of the sun they’re hoarding down in Granada. After a cozy 5 hour bus ride from Madrid we arrived in the city at merienda time. Merienda is the Spanish tradition of never letting your body feel hunger.  Seriously, they have TWO snacks planned into…

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