Spain 2016: Barcelona—Gaudi with a side of Flamenco

Gaudi’s architectural creations are an awe-inspiring mix of technical skill and artistic flair. I was beyond delighted to share my visit to Sagrada Familia, Casa Batlló, and Casa Milà with my husband and my parents. Our senses got overwhelmed quickly—but in a good way!

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Spain 2016: Toledo

Whenever I hear “Toledo,” I think of the world-renown swords whose superior strength and craftmanship ensured many victories in the hands of medieval warriors. The Toledo we visited was a peaceful town with plenty of old-world charm, a citadel city perched on the hill overlooking Tagus river, the longest river in the Iberian Peninsula.

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The Road of Isolation

I-40 took us out of Kingman through the rocky and austere Arizona landscape, past the snowy Humphreys Peak in Flagstaff, then Meteor Crater, and down to a wide spot in the road, Holbrook, Arizona.

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