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Colorful Dome of the MNAC in Barcelona by jeff

The National Art Museum of Catalonia (Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya) is one of the great museums of Barcelona which is saying a lot (dare I say this is in Spain?). The city is teeming with any number of iconic museums and great artists: Miró, Dali, Picasso, not to mention Gaudí who left an ongoing legacy [...]

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Roman Ruins in Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter by jeff

For all of Barcelona’s famous sites above ground, it still houses a few secrets down below. One pleasant surprise were those old columns in the Museu d’Història de la Ciutat, City History Museum. The rough stone, chipped texture is set off (intentionally or not) by the slat, smooth teal green walls and bright lights illuminating the [...]

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Colorful La Boquería Market, Barcelona by jeff

La Boquería is squarely centered in the middle of the beaten tourist track of Barcelona. And, honestly, there’s nothing wrong with that. There’s a reason this place is popular with locals and tourists alike. If you’ve been reading or watching the blog for a while, you know I love Spanish food markets and while you’re [...]

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The Arc de Triomf You Haven’t Heard of…in Barcelona by jeff

It may be less grand than its more familiar cousin in Paris, but Barcelona has its own Arc di Triomf. No, that’s not a misspelling. That’s the Catalan spelling on the archway. I sort of stumbled across it while walking around Barcelona on my short trip to Spain. I left the Picasso Museum and headed [...]

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Barcelona Life Through Food by Cheryl Habbe

For this month’s slice of life, we take you to Barcelona’s famous La Boquería market. [pro-player width='300' height='200' type='video' image=''][/pro-player]

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National Museum of Art (MNAC) in Barcelona by jeff

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Who’s Out There Now: Ted and Bethany by jeff

In this week’s ¨Who’s Out There Now¨ feature, we bring to you Ted and Bethany, a landscape architect and social worker who left it all behind just after the new year to see the world and capture their travels on their site, twoOregonians. As with many RTW travelers, I met them on Twitter and have [...]

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Who’s Out There Now? Gus and Claudette by jeff

In this week’s ¨Who’s Out There Now¨ feature, we bring to you Gus and Claudette, the couple behind, Originally from Toronto, they are on a quest to see 25 countries in 325 days. Now that they’ve been on the road a while, I thought it was time to check in on them and see [...]

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Flame on at Buskerfest in Toronto by jeff

I love a good street festival. And, I usually come across them by chance, not by design or good planning. In 2008, I went to the Festa Major de Gracia in Barcelona and last year, I got lucky that the Caminata de la Solidaridad parade in Bogota passed by my apartment. In Toronto in August, [...]

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Many MORE Faces of Career Break and Long-Term Travel by jeff

  Long-term and career break travel is still a concept that eludes a lot of people. ¨Who are these crazy people?¨ As the concept gains acceptance and more people break away to travel, it’s becoming harder and harder to identify the sterotypical career breaker. From singles to couples to families to single parents to 20-somethings [...]

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