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Al Capone in the City of Brotherly Love

Inside Philadelphia´s Eastern State Penitentiary Before venturing off to a new city, I always check various websites for travel guidance. For one such trip to Philadelphia, I found a plethora of information about the necessary places to visit like the historic part, which includes the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, City Hall, Philadelphia Museum of Art,…

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Memories of Vernazza

  The Little Italian Village That Could: With the long winter lingering, my memories return to a quick jaunt from Spain to Italy last summer. Having visited Italy in the past, my favorite traveling companion and I decided this time to venture to Cinque Terre, which consists of five little picturesque villages on the northwestern part of…

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Plethora of Festivals

What are your Favorite Festivals in Spain? Spain has a plethora of festivals. Almost every weekend there´s something being celebrated. Through exploration and with the participation of guest writers, we will explore and learn about each region´s customs and festivals. Join us on this journey… Popular Festivals January 6th: El Día de Los Reyes Magos (The…

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How to Spend Christmas in Spain

Merry Christmas! Nothing quite compares to walking the streets of 5th Avenue in Manhattan or the Miracle Mile in Chicago at Christmas time. With a plethora of lights and ornaments adorning the grandiose trees, shopping centers filled with people gift-buying and the fancy celebrations, it’s a magical time. So how does a Spanish Christmas compare? To…

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The Quick and Dirty Spanish Survival Food Guide

Ordering food can be tricky when traveling in a foreign country. Even after years living in Spain, I still need to refer to my SpanishDict iPhone app to help me surf through the items on a restaurant’s menu. Here´s a Quick and Dirty Spanish Survival Food Guide: How to Order in Spain! – a collection…

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A 1,945 Mile Dinosaur Trip Through Northern Spain

How cool are dinosaurs? We loved the film Jurassic Park, and who could resist Rex, the shy Tyrannosaurus rex from Toy Story. People have always had a fascination with these magical creatures and Spain is no exception. In fact, Spain is one of the richest areas in the world for dinosaur remains, and has devoted…

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Is Albarracín the Most Beautiful Village in Spain?

13 Reasons to Love Albarracín How would you feel if you were transported instantly to the Middle Ages? Thats what happened the first time I visited Albarracín, a small town 30 minutes from Teruel and two hours from Valencia, Spain. This sleepy little tourist village lies 3,878 feet above sea level, and is unspoilt by…