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Travel + Leisure: Travel the Balearic Islands
Jan06

Travel + Leisure: Travel the Balearic Islands

The Balearic Islands, a sun-kissed archipelago of islands and islets east of the Spanish mainland, are dominated by four stunning sisters—Majorca, Ibiza, Menorca, and Formentera. Ibiza, the party-loving wild child of the bunch, has a shy side too, by way of hillside hamlets and a storied old town. Majorca, the largest, offers contrasting pleasures; both all-inclusive resorts and laid-back, nature-oriented getaways. Menorca, a haven for the low-key traveler, entices with its archeological wonders and a bevy of postcard-perfect beaches. And then there’s Formentera, the tiniest sister, whose ethereal beauty attracts the boho-chic crowd that prefers lazy lounging by gentle turquoise waters over glitzy soirees. Whatever your sensibility, here’s how to make the most of your visit to the Balearics…(Full Article) Published at Travel + Leisure on Dec 8th...

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CNN TRAVEL: The World’s Most Impressive Metro Stations
Sep16

CNN TRAVEL: The World’s Most Impressive Metro Stations

A gallery listing of the most aesthetically-appealing metro stations in Europe.

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Street Life: Homeless Tours in Barcelona
Sep01

Street Life: Homeless Tours in Barcelona

BARCELONA – In a secluded square, away from the bustle of Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter, a group of tourists huddle around an ornate fountain, cameras at the ready. Their guide, a thin, bespectacled man with a mop of graying hair, rattles off a few historic factoids before revealing the real reason for the stop. This, he says, gesturing at a low stone wall in the center of the square, used to be a great place to sleep at night. “That is, until the police came and shooed us away.” José Felipe Martín, 42, works for Hidden City Tours, an enterprise that supplements explorations of the city’s monuments and luminaries with a more immediate kind of history: the personal experiences of its guides, all of whom used to be homeless. Martín started with Hidden City in spring 2014, having spent a year living on the streets. The job, he says, has provided him with more than a living wage. “It made me think, ‘I am useful.’”  (Full Article) Published at Hemispheres on Sept 1st 2015  Photo Credit: Borja...

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Indie Travel in Portugal
May12

Indie Travel in Portugal

Portugal traveler tips (including transportation, activities and accommodations) for making the most out of your trip.

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