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Discovering creative Miami

A guest post by Diana Rivera. On a recent trip to Miami, I came to answer a question: What is creative Miami today? Inside of me I was curious about the people and places that make up a synergistic artist community in the southern most cosmopolitan city of the United States, crowned and arranged in la […]

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Prague Castle and Charles bridge

Prague: hear all three sides of the story

Like all great cities, Prague too has many stories to tell. Once the cultural heart of Central Europe, boasting impressive architecture and Bohemian artistry, then a Communist city under Soviet regime ended by the Velvet Revolution, now a sparkling metropolis refreshed by modern culture. You can find more information on but be sure that […]

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Dali Theatre and Museum.

Being Salvador Dalí

At the Dalí Theatre Museum in Figueres, nothing is what it seems at first sight. The works of the great master, Salvador Dalí, first grab your attention with their intriguing appearance, then tease you with their cunning metaphors and finally tempt you to imagine a surreal world, where no boundaries exist and where everything is […]

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Slovenia: castles, wine and snow

If you’re looking for a tiny destination, easy to explore, with an intriguing culture and impressive nature, your solution is Slovenia. The pearl of Europe – on the busy crossroad between East and West, has managed to blend to its traditional charm the finest features of various foreign dominions. What’s more, relatively cheap hotels and […]

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Ten things to do in Asturias

Asturias is a small principality in the northwest of Spain. Squashed between the glistening peaks of the Cantabrian mountains and the Bay of Biscay, Asturias is home to great natural beauty, a rich cultural heritage and varied culinary traditions. It is a land of gushing rivers, lush forests and impressive mountains whilst its dramatic coastline […]

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The iconic Vespa

The Vespa is without doubt the most iconic scooter around. Since the 1950’s, it has appeared in a countless number of movies, music videos and commercials, creating an almost mythical aura. I always wondered what it was that made the Vespa so appealing. Brilliantly executed marketing strategies obviously played a significant role in creating an […]

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Onboard the luxurious Transcantabrico Gran Lujo

There’s something about luxury trains that never fails to capture the imagination. Aside from passing through some of the most stunning landscapes in the world, trains like the Orient Express or the Blue Train transport their guests to a bygone era that exudes luxury and romance. The latest addition to the world’s luxury trains, the […]

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Once in a lifetime experiences in Costa Brava

16 bloggers, 7 days, one amazing destination There are blog trips but there will only be one #InCostaBrava blog trip; in my book, the ultimate blog trip. I’ve just returned from this trip in the Costa Brava sun and my head is still spinning from the whirlwind of once-in-a-lifetime experiences. The itinerary, which was gradually […]

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Experiencing Costa Brava

Costa Brava. The name conjures images of sun, sea and sand. The good news is: there’s plenty of that there. The even better news is: there’s so much more to see and do in Costa Brava. The most excellent news is: I’m about to have the travel experience of a lifetime in Costa Brava! My […]

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Art in motion – pouring cider in Asturias

One of the first things any visitor to the principality of Asturias in northern Spain will notice is the abundance of so-called sidrerias. These are restaurants or cafés where food is served but it’s the cider that takes centre stage. The second thing visitors will notice is the extraordinary way cider is poured at the […]

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