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A Bridge to Somewhere Special: Aveyron’s Peyre

A Bridge to Somewhere Special: Aveyron’s Peyre

I say not to have expectations while traveling. Expectation, I believe, is the root of all disappointment . . . and for a traveler, the disappointment at the hype of a particular place can particularly sting. But I won’t lie when I say that I […]

What to Expect When You Eat at El Celler de Can Roca

What to Expect When You Eat at El Celler de Can Roca

El Celler de Can Roca has been voted the #1 restaurant in the world. Twice. (It’s also been #2 four times.) If you are fortunate enough to secure a reservation, here are some tips to help you prepare for and enjoy your experience. What to […]

Barcelona’s MUHBA (Museum of Barcelona History) Highlight: A Roman wine-making facility

Barcelona’s MUHBA (Museum of Barcelona History) Highlight: A Roman wine-making facility

Are you going to be in Barcelona on a Sunday? Take advantage of Barcelona’s free museum Sundays and spend a few hours at the Museum of Barcelona History (MUHBA). The museum is free after 3 pm every Sunday and all day on the first Sunday of […]

Portugal: a food-lover and photographer’s dream

Portugal: a food-lover and photographer’s dream

Famed poet and Lisbon native Fernando Pessoa once wrote “The value of things is not the time they last, but the intensity with which they occur. That is why there are unforgettable moments and unique people!” Such, fittingly, was my short but sweet time in […]

Girona for the Game of Thrones lover: the ultimate 2019 self-guided tour of Girona GoT filming locations

Girona for the Game of Thrones lover: the ultimate 2019 self-guided tour of Girona GoT filming locations

The city of Girona is worth a stop when traveling in Spain, regardless of whether or not you are a Game of Thrones fan. While touring the historic medieval center, be sure to stop at some of Girona’s Game of Thrones filming locations and geek out […]

The gilda: a must-eat pincho when in Spain

The gilda: a must-eat pincho when in Spain

The problem with restaurants in Spain? You’re overwhelmed with culinary choices. Tapas, pinchos, afternoon-long paella lunches, bites at a vermuteria . . . the options are endless and, let’s face it: we only have so much stomach real estate. What to eat when in Spain? […]

Say cheese! The blue cheese caverns of Roquefort-sur-Soulzon

Say cheese! The blue cheese caverns of Roquefort-sur-Soulzon

When your husband asks you what you want for your birthday and you say, “A trip to Roquefort,” you’re either a Francophile, fromatgophile (I just made that word up) or weird. I might be a bit of all three, but when it comes to our […]

I don’t love the cold, but I love chocolate and churros

I don’t love the cold, but I love chocolate and churros

Food for thought: have you ever had a bad churro? From the stick-straight variation I grew up on (hello, childhood memories of county fairs and Disneyland!) to the delicious, dulce de leche-filled churro covered with peanuts that I sampled from a vendor in Brazil, I’m […]

What is real truffle oil? The truth about truffles

What is real truffle oil? The truth about truffles

Is this real truffle oil? We’ll find out. Mac and cheese. Popcorn. Eggs. Pastas. I’ll eat truffle on nearly everything, so it’s no surprise that Umbria, one of the Italian truffle regions, happens to be one of my favorite places in the world. I fell […]

So…I went to a mummy museum. Thanks, Guanajuato.

So…I went to a mummy museum. Thanks, Guanajuato.

You either love or really hate the idea of visiting a museum filled with mummies, and since you’re reading this, I’m assuming we are on the same level of appreciation of things grotesque and macabre. Thanks, friend. You weirdo. During a trip to Mexico, we […]