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Girona for the Game of Thrones lover: the ultimate 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,...

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...

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...

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...

Pompeii or Herculaneum? How to choose a day trip from Naples or Sorrento

The chance to wander an ancient Roman city, complete with well-preserved temples, homes, mosaics, and baths? It’s no wonder why so many visitors to Southern Italy take the trek to Pompeii...

10 off-the-beaten-path things to do in Barcelona

Do you need an off-the-beaten-path list for Barcelona? After seeing the Gothic Quarter, surviving La Rambla, touring the museums, and ooohing over the Sagrada Familia and Park Guell, you might want to spend...

I went all the way to Portugal to eat Pastéis de Nata, and it was worth it.

OK, truth be told, this tasty treat wasn’t the ONLY reason I went to Portugal . . . but Pastéis de nata was the first thing on my list of...

Five culinary reasons to visit Uruguay

If you’re an American and you live in Argentina without some sort of extended visa, then you are accustomed to the visaron (visa run). Every 90 days, you must buy...

Eating through San Sebastian: a love note for this culinary corner

I was so overwhelmed, so intrigued, so inspired, and so impressed with the food from the Basque Country that when I arrived home after my first trip, I simply couldn’t...

Beach bars at their best: the Spanish chiringuito

I once read on a language learning thread that chiringuito is one of those words that simply cannot be translated from Spanish to English. “Beach bar” is as close as...