A Whole Lotta Spice: New Orleans, Louisiana

If you don’t like bold colors and flavors, New Orleans is not for you. But if you love life, art, and music, NOLA is the perfect spot: a wildly creative playground of sounds and tastes.

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Spain 2016: Mallorca Island—Exploring the Scenic Southern Coast

We set to explore Mallorca Island once again, this time taking the southern route to Cap Blanc, then to the Santanyi market, the fishing villages of Cala Figuera and Portopetro, to the laid back resort of Cala d’Or, and the beaches of Campos.

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Spain 2016: Mallorca island, beyond the party

The beautiful island of Mallorca was quiet in October, the vacationing hoards long gone. We relaxed by the beach and explored the island by car, discovering the island’s hidden charms.

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Spain 2016: Valencia—Let’s talk Paella!

If you want to taste an authentic paella, you must try paella Valenciana. However, I’m partial to the seafood paella, especially when I find myself near the coast. On our drive from Barcelona to Madrid, we stopped in Valencia for a wonderful taste of the quiet seaside town, complete with delicious paella and a walk along the palm tree lined beach.

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Spain 2016: Barcelona—Beyond Gaudi

Gaudi’s creations are definitely all the rage, but the city’s other architecture doesn’t lack for beauty and intricacy either. And then there’s the unique design of its city blocks, the work of visionary urban planner Ildefons Cerdà, who created the octagonal blocks, which he considered ideal for traffic flow, as well as sunlight and ventilation.

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