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Portugal Travel Itinerary Experience

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“…Portugal has a peaceful feel about it. I sit on the terrace overlooking the vineyard there and I feel cut off from the world. You need that sort of thing.” (Cliff Richard)   Portugal Travel Itinerary While this piece is … Read More

Barcelona, a weekend like a local.

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Barcelona is a city where people live life to the fullest, or live more laid back. Thanks to the weather we live a lot on terraces, where people love to spend time having a beer or vermouth with friends; this … Read More

Seeking Matisse in Provence

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What inspires you about France? Is it the fine wines and sophisticated cuisine, the couture fashion houses, or the harmonious, elegant language? Perhaps it’s the Louvre and the Sacré Cœur Sanctuaire in Paris, the Palace of Versailles, Mont St-Michel, or … Read More

Province of Malaga, Andalucia.

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First thing I can say about the Province of Malaga is that El Puente Ronda is superb, the Costa del Sol is unforgettable and food is exquisite. And all is steeped in history. Romans invaded Andalucia and then the Arabs … Read More

Luxury Hotel Winery in Rioja, Spain

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THE Luxury Hotel Winery in Rioja, Spain The Marqués de Riscal Luxury Hotel Winery in Rioja, Spain represents a synthesis of design and gastronomy. You can find this luxury hotel winery nestled in the Rioja Alavesa region, approximately 100 kilometers south of … Read More

Sicilian Gastronomic Itinerary

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  Join us on our Sicilian gastronomic itinerary! Traveling in Sicily can be likened to a kid in a candy store. You’re constantly bedazzled by it’s fragrances, colors, and flavors.   And then, there is the landscape, so many hidden gems. … Read More

Road Trip Barcelona, Nice & Cinque Terre

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Road Trips in Europe  When I think of road trips I think of the U.S. and my younger years traveling from Wisconsin to California in a really old, beat up, tiny Ford. Without a doubt, it was an experience of a … Read More

48 Hours in Sperlonga and Gaeta, Italy

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Rome is a magnificent and chaotic city full of life, culture, and gastronomy.  But,  sometimes we need to escape even from this paradise, so that we may slow down, come back to the sea, and simply take the time to … Read More

A Roman Holiday

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Rome – why so special? What’s so special about Rome? I have lived in many cities in my lifetime; New York City, Livorno, Barcelona, Oceanside, Brisbane, Philadelphia, and Rome, to name a few. For those of you who know these cities, you know … Read More

Barcelona Pavilion of Mies van der Rohe. Less is more.

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T The Barcelona Pavilion is one of the most influential works of modern architecture. Made by the German-American architect Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe (March 27, 1886 – August 17, 1969). Also commonly referred to as Mies, his surname. Along … Read More

Viterbo – Day Trip Outside Rome

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“Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” – Gustave Flaubert   What does a park full of monsters, a dying city, a volcanic lake, and the Giubileo della Misericordia (Jubilee Year of … Read More

Barcelona Museum of Art Tours

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Disseny and Caixa Forum Before we get started with our Barcelona Museum of Art Tours, I just wanted to put in my two cents regarding Barcelona.  I have lived in many cities throughout my years; my travels and residence have … Read More

Umbria Traditions

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The best of Umbria traditions Umbria – it’s the most central region of Italy.  It’s historic and modern, and the only region in Italy that doesn’t share a coastline or border another country. Umbria is a wonderland of diverse landscapes, traditions, … Read More

Loving Ibiza

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  What I love about Ibiza is definitively far from the party-hard reputation of the island. We can define this by the packed discos, such as Amnesia and Pacha, where DJs spin electronic music until 8 am. And paparazzi camouflage themselves to shoot … Read More

Cans are trendy

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Last time I was in London I found a restaurant that my father would have been delighted to frequent: the Tincan. It´s based solely on the world of high quality seafood preserved in tin cans. Its owners are members of the study … Read More

Rome Street Art

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Another form of Art – Rome Street Art When I think of Art and Rome, certain things come to mind. It conjures images of the Roman garden villa that houses the Borghese Gallery.  Or I think of the aristocratic Pamphili … Read More

A Culinary Escape to the French Pyrenees

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Midi Pyrenees is a beautiful region of France, located southwest of the country. It is full of picturesque towns. Like those around the area of Toulouse, whose temperate climate and sweet limestone soils cultivate some of the most irresistible and … Read More

Costa Brava Escape

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One of the best things about living in a city like Barcelona, is leaving it.  And in this case, in the direction of the Costa Brava. Whenever I can take the day off, a couple of friends and I take … Read More

Milano & the beat

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The Memphis Movement is the great cultural italian phenomenon of the ’80s. This phenomenon has revolutionized the creative and commercial logic of the design world. Created on the initiative of Ettore Sottsass  and a group of young architects and designers in Milan, Italy. It … Read More

Borne area at Barcelona

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For us Borne area is the coolest district of Barcelona. We especially like its bohemian and chic atmosphere. It is a small village in the city center. Fashionable but very authentic. It’s located to the west of Via Laietana and … Read More

Napoli & Il Sugo

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Napoli & Il Sugo – doing it old style! Napoli is known for many culinary delights such as its exquisite pasta, mouth-watering sfogliatelle, and sumo. Perhaps there is nothing more simple than making sugo (otherwise known as a marinara sauce). … Read More

Red, Red French Wines

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Our friend Delphine is a great wine maker. And before working in the Languedoc – Rousillon area she used to work at the famous D.O Chateauneuf Du Pape. Therefore, we have wonderful and delicious memories of that time. Thanks to … Read More

Barceloneta

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Barceloneta is the coolest neighborghood of Barcelona. It was the old fishermen’s quarter. Hence since 1992, the government starts renovated and refurbished. This quarter is most popular for its long, well manicured promenade and countless restaurants. The street life is colorful and gregarious. So it took … Read More

Wonderful Bologna

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Wonderful Bologna – “La Dotta, La Rossa, La Grassa” Tortellini, Escher, and Portici….a city that warrants a stroll – and a healthy appetite!   Bologna is known in Italy as “La Dotta, La Rossa, La Grassa”, or “The Educated, The … Read More

Rendez-Vous a Montpellier

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Montpellier really is a special place;  and I’m not saying it because I was born in Montpellier. It´s a very seductive city in south of France, elegant and cultured. It has broad boulevards lined with shady plane trees, a huge … Read More

Springtime in Paris

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At last! The Foundation Louis Vuitton (FLV), modern art gallery, opened in the Bois de Bologne, Paris on October 2014.  Designed by architect Frank Gehry, the impressive new space plays host to Louis Vuitton Group CEO Bernard Arnault’s art collection.   … Read More

David Bowie Is Barcelona

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The superstar of planetary fame “David Bowie Is”, from the 25th of May, arrives to the Museu del Disseny in Barcelona. Produced by the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.   This exhibition has already received more than one million and … Read More

Score: Milan 3 – Expo 0

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Score: Milan 3 – Expo 0 – Reality Check   As your expert travel and event planners we aim to keep our blog, itinerary, and event content contemporary, updated, and relevant.  However, we experience Europe every day, and not all … Read More