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Photo Story #4: The oceans and the Mediterranean

Photo Story #4: The oceans and the Mediterranean

In my Photo Story series, I focus on a particular picture and tell you the story behind it rather than writing about a destination. It has been a hectic day until this point. I woke up early at my hostel in Girona, walked over to the bus station to catch a bus to Empuriabrava. Wondered around if I needed to buy a ticket somewhere since people seemed to be showing something to other bus drivers rather than giving them money – but I didn’t see a ticket office anywhere. Then, a couple hours later, I got off the bus (I could […]

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Photo Story #3: Cal Mestre

Photo Story #3: Cal Mestre

In my Photo Story series, I focus on a particular picture and tell you the story behind it rather than writing about a destination. Sure, Cal Mestre Hostal looks beautiful by itself – set among the winding cobblestone streets of Vilallonga de Ter, a small medieval village tucked away deep in the Pyrenees mountains of northern Spain. But getting there and securing ourselves a place to sleep for the night proved anything but ordinary and once again reminded me how comical traveling could be when you don’t know the local language. A year ago, while attending a travel blogger conference in Spain, […]

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Case of the Mondays #24: Alona Bay

Case of the Mondays #24: Alona Bay

Happy another Monday to y’all! Today we go up north to Canada for a beautiful and tranquil Alona Bay. It’s break time! So pull up the full size panorama and enjoy. See if you can spot anyone on that beach: After attending a travel blogger conference in Toronto, I was one of the five bloggers chosen to spend a few days in beautiful northern Ontario while trying to pick up on the magic of fly fishing. As we were driving back from Agawa river to Batchawana Bay, we had to make a quick stop to enjoy this beautiful view. Not […]

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Madrid or Barcelona

Madrid or Barcelona

There are numerous struggles in this world. Chocolate or vanilla, deep dish or thin crust, Yankees or Red Sox are just a few among many. Similarly, when it comes to travel, a lot of debate ensues when comparing certain city pairs. Rio or San Paulo, Paris or London, New York or Chicago, Sydney or Melbourne, LA or San Fran, Tulsa or Oklahoma City… Ok, maybe not the last one, but Madrid vs Barcelona debate is certainly a popular one among the people that are planning on visiting Spain or have already done so. Either way, it always seems to be one or the […]

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Beautiful and Treacherous Cap de Creus, part 2

Beautiful and Treacherous Cap de Creus, part 2

I have really enjoyed my day so far. I got to sleep in, then spent a few hours on the first portion of the hike in Cap de Creus national park taking in marvelous scenery and enjoying the sunny weather. It is now about 3:45 in the afternoon and I have almost made it to Cadaqués on the other end of the hike. The earliest bus going back to Empuriabrava is at 6:15 so I am thinking about slowing down a bit – after all, what am I going to do in Cadaqués for an hour if I get there early? Or […]

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Beautiful and Treacherous Cap de Creus, part 1

Beautiful and Treacherous Cap de Creus, part 1

Today, the alarm is waking me up at ungodly 7am. You may wonder why that is a big deal for me, especially on a weekday. You see, since I have started traveling over a year ago, I almost never wake up that early, especially with an alarm – only if I have an early flight/train/bus to catch. I know that was not the case so I stare at my phone for a second trying to figure out why this thing is hating me this morning. Then I realize that the plan for the day calls for some hiking and the […]

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Case of the Mondays #2: Punta de la Ferrera

Case of the Mondays #2: Punta de la Ferrera

Another tough start of the week? Or could just use a few seconds relaxing while looking at a pretty picture? The second installment of the Case of the Mondays series is here! Just click on the picture below to expand it and fill your screen with an astonishing view of Costa Brava – Spain’s north eastern rugged shore along the Mediterranean: I took this picture while hiking through the Cap de Creus national park between Roses and Cadaques. As you can tell, it was quite a scenic hike and I will publish more pictures soon. Stay tuned! And if you […]

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Complimentary Stay in Empuriabrava

Complimentary Stay in Empuriabrava

I have written recently about a few benefits of being a travel blogger, including medieval castle parties catered by top restaurants in the world and complimentary car rentals we used to discover the Pyrenees. Progressive players in the tourism industry are realizing that a personal story shared by bloggers with world-wide audiences sometimes is better than a bunch of billboards placed in random places. Costa Brava tourism board is one of those smart organizations. In addition to hosting TBEX Europe this year, they have offered bloggers multiple trips throughout the region and some bloggers were offered free accommodation at participating hotels, apartments, […]

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Beautiful Girona

Beautiful Girona

If you have never heard of Girona, I would not blame you. Neither had I until I decided to go there for few days to attend a TBEX conference. Now I wish I could stay there much, much longer! http://www.acentmetresducentredumonde.com/first-cash-advance-chicago Funny though, the first time I looked up on the map to see where it is, I was a bit disappointed. The TBEX website had a really cool video about Costa Brava region, so I imagined Girona to be on the Mediterranean coast, surrounded by lush green forests and daring cliffs. Not exactly. Instead, the old Girona still remains very […]

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The Amazing Pyrenees

The Amazing Pyrenees

Almost as soon as I made my decision to visit Catalunya region of Spain for TBEX Europe, I decided to try to make it to Andorra, as it would probably be the closest I would ever get to that tiny country. Luckily, my friend Dustin was offered a complimentary rental car by Argus Car Hire and we decided to take full advantage of it. We left the coastal region of Costa Brava yesterday afternoon and drove through the Spanish Pyrenees before stopping for the night at a tiny village of Vilallonga de Ter where nobody spoke a word of English. Fret not, […]

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