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Barcelona, Spain – Videos From ‘The City For Everyone’

 Barcelona, Spain   Jul 9, 2017    By

“One of the great Catalan poets, Joan Maragall, wrote this famous poem in which he called Barcelona the great enchantress, or some kind of sorceress, and in which the city has this dark enticing presence that seduces and lures people. I think Barcelona has a lot of that.” Barcelona is the city for every personality, […]

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Why Rome Is Prettier In Black And White

 Rome, Italy,photography   Jun 30, 2017    By

“Black and white is salt and pepper of colors, for life tastes bland without them.” Some places in the world are better in black and white. Not every city in Europe can be blessed with the colors of Scandinavia, and not every Italian city can be bright and vibrant like Cinque Terre. Rome, with its […]

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Shutter Love Sunday – Florence, Italy

 Florence, Italy,photography   Jun 25, 2017    By

There was a ‘woman power’ exhibit recently at the Palazzo Pitti in Florence, which featured works by the late Austrian artist Maria Lassnig. Her paintings were variations on self-portraits, often visually expressing an uncomfortable feeling or emotion. Later in her career she became known when she delved into the body issue debate, as she began […]

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Moving Pictures – Cinque Terre, Italy

 Monterosso, Vernazza, Italy   Jun 23, 2017    By

Translating to ‘Five Lands’, the Cinque Terre offers breathtaking coastal views and a mildly challenging hiking trail that connects five quaint, Italian towns. The first part of the Monterosso–Vernazza hike is the most frustrating, as the uphill trudging will have your glutes screaming. That’s where a saxophonist decided to place himself, allowing the hikers a […]

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24 Hours On The Slovenian Coast

 destinations,Slovenia   Jun 16, 2017    By

“Too soon the fruits of knowledge did I eat! Where dripped their poison, faded all delight I saw how honesty and truth could meet Among the human kind with scorn and spite. I sought true love – an empty dream and fleet, Which disappeared as dawn broke into light! And wisdom, justice and the learned […]

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Shutter Love Sunday – Istria, Croatia

 Croatia,destinations   Jun 11, 2017    By

Unexpected meetings can add an injection of excitement to any travel experience. Such was the case while recently road tripping through Istria, a beautiful region of Croatia often overshadowed by the more touristy Dubrovnik. We encountered a group of Austrian bicyclists, and took a moment to admire the countryside together. Austria and Croatia, two of […]

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Wandering For Wine In Avellino, Italy

 destinations,Italy   Jun 6, 2017    By

“Beer is made by men, wine by God.” I’m not sure I agree with Martin Luther about religion, but that wine quote is spot on! I live in the Avellino Province of Italy, an undiscovered region where tourism is a thing of the future, potentially, not one of the present. I understand their situation. It’s […]

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