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Why you need to visit Valencia

In Valencia, wide plazas connect narrow streets, ultra-modern buildings stand alongside medieval monuments, and exquisite food is sold on the cheap. Add to that a mild Mediterranean climate and endless beaches, and you’ll wonder why Valencia is still overshadowed by Barcelona. Sure, Barcelona’s cultural attractions and nightlife are legendary, but so are the crowds. For a less touristy and more authentic experience on your Spanish getaway, look no further than Valencia. Here’s what to do. Va...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Spain, Barcelona, Unesco, Venice, Valencia, Mediterranean, All, Spain Travel, Las Fallas, City of Arts and Sciences, Agua de Valencia, Mediterranean Sea, Central Market, Jonathan Swift


Planning a trip to Europe? Avoid these 10 costly mistakes

Planning a trip to Europe this year and deep in the list-making process? Now’s a great time to quickly review your itinerary and “trip strategy” to make sure that you’re not about to make any common mistakes that will add unnecessarily to your travel costs. From hotels to flights, rental cars, and train tickets, there are several things to keep in mind before you hit “book”. Regular readers might recognize a few of these tips from posts in previous years (including “10 Ways to Save Before Leavin...
Tags: Travel, Verizon, Europe, London, France, Advice, Germany, Berlin, Atlanta, Barcelona, Rome, Munich, Paris, Italy, Amsterdam, Portugal


How to Find a Safe Place to Smoke Weed During Your Travels

Without a doubt, weed is the most popular drug in the world after caffeine and alcohol. When you’re at home, you know where to get your marijuana. But, what about if you’re an avid traveler? How can you find a place to smoke weed legally when you’re traveling abroad? There are numerous countries with decriminalized marijuana use and legalized weed sales. Check out our list of safe places to smoke pot when you’re abroad. Let’s go! 1. Canada On October 17, 2018, Canada announced the legalizatio...
Tags: Travel, Sponsored, Mexico, Russia, Spain, Catalonia, Barcelona, Colombia, Czech Republic, Canada, Italy, Netherlands, Amsterdam, Portugal, Switzerland, Belgium


Most family-friendly European cities

When we think of European travel, we might picture a couple holding hands on Paris’s Pont des Arts or adult friends partying until dawn in Barcelona. But Europe is also a fantastic place to take the kids. Cities from Berlin to Prague are packed with parks, castles, and museums tailormade for little ones. They’re also geared to parents, placing playgrounds next to beer gardens and cafes, so every family member can actually have fun. Here are the most kid-friendly cities in Europe to check out ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, London, Sweden, Berlin, US, Barcelona, Lego, Prague, Paris, Luxembourg, Harry Potter, Denmark, Natural History Museum, Copenhagen, Parks


Samsung will unveil the Galaxy S10 February 20 in San Francisco

CES has never been much of a mobile show for Samsung — not with Mobile World Congress a little over a month away. But the company did use its big platform this week to announce the announcement of its next flagship smartphone. Turns out the Samsung’s not unveiling the Galaxy S10 in Barcelona, either. In fact, the handset will actually make its debut a week before Barcelona’s big mobile show at a standalone Unpacked event in San Francisco. So thanks, Samsung, for those extra frequent flier mi...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, Hardware, Samsung, San Francisco, Barcelona, Huawei, CES 2019, Galaxy S10


19 Places to Travel in 2019

It’s a new year, which means it’s time for fresh new perspectives! What better way to gather perspective than to travel the world? A chance to explore places and cultures, and meet people unlike yourself. At AirTreks, we believe that travel is the pathway to transformation. What does it take to get started on stepping out and into the world? A spark of curiosity, a willingness to step outside of your comfort zone, and a dose of inspiration. That last part is where we come in! We pinged our trave...
Tags: Travel, Asia, South Korea, Europe, Russia, Barcelona, Rome, Thailand, Unesco, Malaysia, Pakistan, Santiago, Chile, Morocco, Mexico City, Dubai


Best food markets in Europe

There’s something magical about discovering the local food that every country has to offer. Finding it isn’t always easy, though. You can search for Michelin-starred restaurants or try to find what’s popular on Yelp, but the best way to have an authentic, delicious, and cost-effective gastronomic adventure is to check out a local food market. Travelers to Europe are in luck as there are markets located in popular destinations all over the continent. Some are well known and have been establish...
Tags: Travel, Food, Europe, Greece, France, US, Georgia, Barcelona, Budapest, Hungary, Paris, Amsterdam, Michelin, Copenhagen, Kiev, Les Halles


Where to travel by zodiac sign

Maybe you think astrology is stupid. Maybe you think it’s a bunch of hippie-dippy junk science people use to excuse bad behavior. “Well you should have known I was going to was going to cheat on you, Janet. I’m a Scorpio!” Ok, well put that aside for a second. Because if you buy into astrology — if only for the time it takes to read your horoscope — it can be pretty entertaining. And sometimes, surprisingly accurate. Besides, even if you’re not into astrology, there’s a good chance someone yo...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Instagram, Montana, Mexico, La, Israel, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, America, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Barcelona, Colombia, Thailand, Maine


Barcelona: Local tips for visiting La Boqueria market

For the first couple of years that I lived in Barcelona, La Boqueria (or “Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria”, as it’s formally known) was my main market. I went there two or three times a week for fresh fruit and vegetables, fish, meats, and cheeses, and then hauled everything back to my apartment in the Gothic Quarter. Although the products were first-rate, there were days when shopping at La Boqueria was a real challenge, because of the big crowds of tourists both in the market and on La Ram...
Tags: Travel, Spain, Barcelona, Dailycheapo, Don, Garrett, Santa Caterina, Boqueria, Alessandro, La Rambla, Rambla, La Boqueria, Public Markets, Barcelona Budget Tips, Sightseeing in Barcelona, Barcelona Shopping


Family travel resolutions for 2019

It’s time for more ambitious family travel goals. The kids are older and they’re ready for more than an overpriced Disney weekend. Maybe it’s time to take them camping. Perhaps you want them to start appreciating art. Or maybe you just want your little ones to be more adventurous. Whether in Broward County or Buenos Aires, there’s a great big world ready to be seen. Follow these family travel resolutions — and start exploring it. 1. Spend more time in the great outdoors. Photo: Monkey Busi...
Tags: Travel, Family, California, Disney, US, America, San Francisco, Barcelona, Chile, Italy, Luxembourg, Venice, Sagrada Familia, Chattanooga, Buenos Aires, Gaudi


Barcelona Itinerary: How to Spend Your Time in This Incredible City in 2019

Posted: 1/7/19 | January 7th, 2019 Barcelona is one of the most popular destinations in Europe. It’s a city that I’ve been to many times. Once a major city in the Roman Empire, the city still places an important role in the region and is home to millions of residents and visitors enjoying all the delicious sangria and gin, mouthwatering food, stunning beaches, warm weather, the rich history and culture, and unique architecture that Barcelona is famous for. Barcelona is one of the most vibrant...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Spain, Catalonia, Barcelona, Espanyol, Kabul, Andy Warhol, Pablo Picasso, Catholic, Neptune, Valencia, Gaudi, Antoni Gaudí, San Sebastian, Alexander Calder


Alitalia Business Class $538 Roundtrip Barcelona – New York (and Other Cities)

Just since Monday we've seen the amazing Cathay Pacific business and first class fare deal get honored and we've seen business class between Chicago and Sydney for under $1500 roundtrip. Now it looks like there's another special fare deal out there. There's an Alitalia business class offer starting at $538 roundtrip between Barcelona and New York JFK -- and possibly also Los Angeles and Chicago. Continue reading Alitalia Business Class $538 Roundtrip Barcelona – New York (and Other Cities)...
Tags: Travel, New York, Advice, Los Angeles, Barcelona, Chicago, Sydney, Alitalia, Cathay Pacific, New York JFK, Roundtrip Barcelona


LEVEL budget airline review

In 2017, a new budget airline called LEVEL took its inaugural flight from Barcelona to Los Angeles. It’s owned and operated by IAG (the same company behind British Airways, Aer Lingus, Iberia, and others) and is based in Barcelona. The early impression from flight experts like the team at The Points Guy weren’t great — even for a budget airline — but just over a year into the company’s short life, LEVEL is hitting its stride. Like many late-20s professionals, I’ve been experiencing the newfou...
Tags: Travel, Reviews, Europe, Budget, New York City, Los Angeles, Barcelona, Netflix, Paris, Manhattan, Airlines, Tripadvisor, Iag, Iberia, Level, Budget Airlines


Best new hotels to check out in 2019

Whether it's for business or pleasure, travelers these days are savvier than ever about their hotel choices. They demand ultraluxe amenities, show-stopping design, Instagrammable views and unparalleled comfort. Circulation-boosting pillows, anyone?And that's just for starters.Luckily, the newest batch of hotels and resorts have stepped up to the travel challenge.From castaway-chic bungalows in the Caribbean and the Maldives to sleek hideaways in the hearts of Paris and Barcelona, we've ha...
Tags: Travel, Barcelona, Paris, Maldives, Caribbean


2019 Exhibitions in Florence and Tuscany: a Year of Art

The list of 2019 exhibitions in Florence and Tuscany is shaping up nicely, giving us art lovers something more to look forward to – if only there were time to see them all! Expect to hear a lot about Leonardo Da Vinci this year, all over Italy, as we celebrate the 500th anniversary of his death. Connected to this is the show celebrating Leonardo’s teacher, Verrocchio, a combined effort of Palazzo Strozzi and the Bargello. The lineup of exhibits runs from some interesting Renaissance shows all th...
Tags: Travel, San Francisco, Barcelona, Rome, Washington Dc, Italy, Exhibit, Venice, National Gallery, Headline, Florence, Duke, Marina Abramovic, Pitti Uomo, Siena, Tuscany


Matador staff's favorite trips 2018

The Matador staff is based all around the world, which means we’re a well-traveled bunch. In 2018, team members went across the globe — sometimes for fun, sometimes for work, and sometimes for a mix of both. We explored the polar-bear-filled north and surfed the coast of Spain. Some of us went to cities; others took on the great outdoors. Some of us got to know our own backyards a little better. All of us took along our one piece of gear we can’t travel without. If you want a guaranteed amazi...
Tags: Travel, Europe, New York, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, America, Spain, Barcelona, Thailand, Atlantic, Egypt, Malaysia, Santiago, Idaho, Hawaii, Galicia


New Year’s traditions around world

Watching a giant, glittering ball drop from 141 feet into the mayhem of Times Square is pretty cool, but it’s nothing compared to other New Year’s traditions around the world. Having the same “new year, new me” conversation about your resolutions might be fairly universal, but for many countries, New Year’s is more than just getting drunk and looking around frantically for someone to kiss at midnight. From shattering plates in Denmark to onion-hanging in Greece, every country has its own uniq...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Greece, Spain, Barcelona, Thailand, Austria, Philippines, Portugal, Denmark, Edinburgh, Madrid, Panama, New Year's Eve, All, Times Square


10 Genios del Marketing para seguir en Redes Sociales

El marketing digital en las redes sociales requiere experiencia, creatividad y un conocimiento práctico de las últimas tendencias y tecnologías actuales. Y, aunque no hay atajos para obtener más experiencia, hay una forma conveniente de mantenerse al día sobre las últimas tendencias de marketing y obtener inspiración para campañas creativas. Mantenerse al día con las últimas tendencias de marketing digital requiere prestar mucha atención a la información compartida por los  “Influencers”  que t...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, Spain, Barcelona, Gm, American Apparel, Madrid, ANN, Gary Vaynerchuk, Neil Patel, Grant Cardone, Tai, Mercedes Benz USA, HP Amazon


TAP Air Portugal: My First Flight

To travel from Barcelona to Lisbon, I had a choice of airlines. Vueling Airlines was one of the choices; but my experience with Vueling Airlines was less than stellar. Another flight operated by Transportes Aéreos Portugueses — an airline better known as TAP Air Portugal — was similarly priced; so I chose to travel as a passenger on that airline. The Airbus A320-200 R airplane on which I was to fly as a passenger arrived at least an hour late. It was named after... The post TAP Air Portugal: My ...
Tags: Travel, Barcelona, Trip Reports, Portugal, Airbus, Airlines, Lisbon, Vueling Airlines, Air Portugal, Transportes Aéreos Portugueses


5 Religious Buildings You Should Visit Around the World

It is no secret that, around the world, there is an abundance of stunning architectural brilliance that attracts hundreds and thousands of tourists every year. Some even see tourists flock in their millions just to capture a glimpse of the world-famous buildings. Religion and architecture have long gone hand in hand, with beautiful places of worship erected over the years that still inspire visitors to this day. Here, we look at five religious buildings that simply must be on your bucket list. S...
Tags: Travel, Barcelona, Vatican, Vatican City, Travel Blog, Taj Mahal, Agra India, Basilica, St Peter, Amritsar India, Golden Temple, Old City of Jerusalem, La Sagrada Familia, Shah Jahan, Religious Travel, Masjid Al Aqsa


Best month for cheap flights

Traditionally, January is the epitome of winter misery. The bright lights and festive music of Christmas have all come down, and all you’re left with are 4:00 PM sunsets and an ice scraper to keep you warm. Tack that on to credit card bills from the holidays that literally make you avoid opening your mailbox, and it’s time for a little escape from reality. You shouldn’t let those astounding holiday bills keep you from it, either. Not that we’re preaching financial irresponsibility, but accord...
Tags: Travel, Florida, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Atlanta, Barcelona, Chicago, Washington Dc, Paris, Mexico City, San Jose, Dublin, Seattle, Cheap Flights, January


Tourist impact on Antarctic birds

We often worry about animals spreading diseases to humans, but not the other way around. Now, the discovery of human-linked pathogens in bird feces have revealed that humans may be causing animals in Antarctica to get sick. The phenomenon is called reverse zoonosis, and for the first time ever, it’s spread to the world’s most isolated continent. According to scientists, consequences of this new human-to-animal disease route could prove dire to Antarctic bird colonies, even contributing to the...
Tags: Travel, Barcelona, Antarctica, Animal Rights, Antarctic, Elliot, Southern Ocean, Antarctic birds, Antarctica tourism, tourist impact in Antarcitca, Tourist Impact On Animals, tourists in Antarctica, Marta Cerdà Cuéllar, Research Center for Animal Health


2018: My Year in Review

Several weeks ago, I began planning what I wanted to include in my round-up of the past year. As I composed the opening line in my head: “There’s no doubt about it: 2018 was one of my quietest years of travel,” I paused. How many countries had I actually visited this year? Well, there was Australia, New Zealand, Tonga, Thailand, Brunei, Malaysia, Indonesia, England, Wales, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Greece, Italy, and San Marino. Um.  Only I could describe visiting 14 countries as a slow year o...
Tags: Travel, England, London, Greece, Wales, Bali, Indonesia, France, Southeast Asia, Singapore, India, Spain, Barcelona, Dave, Thailand, Malaysia


Tour Ideas While You Travel to Barcelona – Spain Travel

If you’ve never been to Barcelona, you have to know you can’t jam everything you need to see in one visit. This is not one of those cities you get to visit once and move on! The culture, the architecture, the history, the food, and the surroundings are so diverse and alluring that you may lose your head when trying to choose your activities. So, to avoid leaving Barcelona frustrated, I recommend starting with a tour. Of course, if you stay for more than a few days, you can take several tours, bu...
Tags: Travel, Sponsored, Europe, Spain, Catalonia, Barcelona, Sagrada Familia, Gaudi, Antoni Gaudí, Picasso, Catalans, Miró, La Rambla, Casa Milà, Barcelona Spain Travel


Vueling Airlines: My First Flight

As I was already in Iceland, I figured I would spend a few more days in continental Europe, as I was already halfway there — and as I have been to Spain but never to Barcelona, I thought that I would go there. While I was there, I would also travel to Andorra and Portugal — two more countries to which I have never been. At the time which I booked my flight, only two airlines had nonstop flights from Reykjavik to Barcelona... The post Vueling Airlines: My First Flight appeared first on The Gate.
Tags: Travel, Europe, Spain, Barcelona, Trip Reports, Portugal, Airlines, Iceland, Reykjavik, Andorra


5 Day Road Trip Itinerary from Barcelona – Spain Travel

Barcelona is a must visit place while traveling around Spain. It is one of its most historic and unique cities, filled with things to do, places to visit and amazing restaurants. The capital of Catalonia is also a great starting point for a fun road trip toward the beautiful Costa Brava. The road will take you through some of the cutest villages of the region and roads with amazing views of the surrounding landscape. You could, of course, do this trip in less time, but you wouldn’t be able to en...
Tags: Travel, Sponsored, Spain, Catalonia, Barcelona, Salvador Dalí, Madrid, Costa Brava, Montserrat, Girona, Tarragona, Figueres, Siruana, Barcelona Before, Barcelona Below, Blanes


Worst destinations for overtourism

Tourism is important to many economies, but when the influx of visitors threatens the lifestyle and well-being of locals and residents, citizens of the hardest-hit spots must decide if they value their quality of life and the protection of their land and buildings over the economic benefits of having thousands, if not millions, of visitors. In some places, such as Dubrovnik, Croatia, it’s the short-term visitors who cause the most severe problems: cruise ship passengers arrive in droves, trai...
Tags: Travel, Mexico, Scotland, India, Spain, Barcelona, Rome, Tourism, Italy, Venice, Kyoto, Isle Of Skye, Trevi Fountain, All, Cancun, Kyoto Japan


The Atlantic North to South NovemberDecember 2018

The Atlantic North to South December 2018 Dawn breaks over my last morning in Barcelona and after enjoying another great buffet breakfast at the Hilton its time to make my way down to the lobby grab a local taxi to the cruise ship
Tags: Travel, Barcelona, Hilton, Atlantic North


Day 15 Off to the mountains

The journey from Barcelona to Perpignan almost started with getting on the wrong bus detrimental mistake avoided. I shut my eyes for the last 20 minutes of the ride and woke up an hour and 15 minutes later to a woman yelling. We hadnt moved an inch f
Tags: Travel, Barcelona, Perpignan


Belle voyage: all aboard the indie music cruise

The band’s frontman, Stuart Murdoch, discusses plans for the four-day Boaty Weekender festival in the Med next summerScottish indie band Belle and Sebastian are adding to the growing number of music cruises with the launch of a four-day festival at sea.Setting sail on 8 August 2019 from Barcelona to Cagliari, Sardinia, the four-night Boaty Weekender will feature at least two performances by the band, plus sets across five stages by Camera Obscura, Django Django, Alvvays, Mogwai, the Buzzcocks, J...
Tags: Cruises, Travel, Music, Barcelona, Festivals, Cultural Trips, Belle, Belle and Sebastian, Europe Holidays, Barcelona Holidays, Sebastian, Stuart Murdoch, Cagliari Sardinia, Sardinia Holidays, Kelly Lee Owens, Nilüfer Yanya



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