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Screen Shot 2015-09-03 at 11.19.40 PM8 Surprising things that are actually offensive in Europe

How to cope when your flight is canceled

Barcelona’s version of brunch,vermut  is our new obsession

What to do if your hotel reservation falls through

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The AFAR Guide to Barcelona

Westin Finds from AFAR Valencia, Spain

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A Temple on a Rainy Day (Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh, India)

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Sweet Lemon Magazine

5 Places to Shop in Barcelona

Barcelona: The Beginner’s Guide

Barcelona for Foodies

Exploring San Juan, PR

Screen Shot 2015-09-03 at 11.26.46 PMWhere to stay in El Raval

Where to stay in El Born

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Her Packing List

Ultimate Fall/Winter Female Packing List for Barcelona

Screen Shot 2014-09-15 at 7.06.18 PMThe Spain Scoop 

There’s Gold in Those Hills: Las Médulas

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Jessie on a Journey

The Alternative Traveler’s Guide to Barcelona

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Green Barcelona

Barcelona on Business

LGBT Barcelona

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A shopper’s guide to Barcelona

Hospital Sant Pau-a visionary wonder

5 Summer Foods to Eat and Prepare in Barcelona

How to select  & prepare fresh seafood in Barcelona

Montjuic Castle: See the city from a different perspective

Barcelona’s 5 best picnic spots

Girona-a confluence of cultures

Screen Shot 2014-09-15 at 6.15.01 PM  The Barcelona Blog for Barcelona Metropolitan Magazine:

Barcelona for Free Series:

Cervantes Park

The Serralada de Marina Park

Palau de La Virreina

Catalan Culture at the Cathedral

Screen Shot 2014-09-15 at 6.19.49 PM Homage to Barcelona

A rainy day in Barcelona

Screen Shot 2014-09-15 at 6.25.29 PM   Read.Learn.Write 

Books on the dissecting table: Knowing your books, knowing yourself, and improving your writing   in the process

Reading for Health: Using Your Book Addiction to Stay in Shape

Why Read in a Foreign Language

Re-read: Become a Better Reader and Writer

Three Books That Could Have Won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize (But Didn’t) and Why You Should Read Them Anyway

5 Poems to Read for National Poetry Month (and Why)

5 Books for Fathers/ Books to Read with Your Dad for Father’s Day

Armchair Travel like a Pro: Reading the World

Resources for Writers

A Countdown of Bad Dads by the Book

Literary Loony: Certifiable Moms from the Wonderful World of Books

How to Read and Write Poetry

5 Irish Writers to Read for St. Patrick’s Day

Reading Suggestions and a Few Reflections from a Reluctant Feminist

What You Can Learn from the World’s Worst Writing

5 Literary Couples and The Crazy Things They’ve Taught Us About Romance

Across Genre Lines: Why Books that Deny Traditional Categories Are a Good Thing

How to Buy Books for Others

It’s Okay to Be Limited: Genres I Refuse to Read and Why

Connecting Via Virtual Book Clubs: Reading to Build and Maintain Relationships

Nobel Prize for Literature Winners and Why You Should Read Them

Celebrating The National Day on Writing All Year Long: What, When and Why to Write

Five Must Reads for Banned Book Week

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MeLarGO (I’m outta here) Spanish Language Travel Videos

Fun and Fantasy in Copenhagen

Ireland, Land of Legend and Castles

Utrecht, Holland: The City that Searched for Peace in Europe

Traditions in Northern Holland

Winery-hopping in Ribera del Duero

Waltzing through Vienna

Baden-Baden, German Elegance in the Heart of Europe

Mythological Athens

Must-see Prague

Indian Summer on Spain’s Sun Coast

Christmas in Budapest

Salzburg, Mozart’s Cradle

A Wine Route through Umbria, the Green Heart of Italy

Bohemian Paris

Travel Writing for the Tipton Times (reposted by agreement on Midwesterner Abroad and syndicated at

Venice Part III Floating Among the Palazzos

Retold and Original Folk Stories for the Tipton Times (reposted by agreement on Midwesterner Abroad and syndicated on We Blog the World)
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