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barcelona 2019

My first trip in 2019 to Barcelona was also my first trip to Spain. It’s one of the places on my bucket list, so when I saw round trip, non-stop flights from Newark for about $300, it was a done deal. So Ben and I tacked two vacation days onto President’s Weekend, and got ourselves…

25 foods to say hola to in spain

  Gambas al ajillo – shrimp with garlic oil. You must love garlic in order to eat this dish. You’ll have garlic breath for days but it is SO worth it Patatas bravas – fried chunks of potatoes, usually paired with a spicy tomato sauce. I think I could live off of these Pintxos (pinchos)…

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how to be a tourist in portland, or

1. Start your day with a cup of coffee You won’t find a shortage of cafés here. Like the beer scene, the coffee scene is just as happening in Portland. My first Portland cup of Joe was at Coava Coffee Roasters. It was a honey latte and it was perfectly balanced. We also went to…

12 things i learned in the 6 days i spent in the maldives

We spent 5 nights and 6 days at Mercure Kooddoo on Kooddoo Island, and about 1.5 days in Malé, the capital city. We had trouble picking an island at first because everything was ridiculously expensive. The deciding factor was that we found a TravelZoo deal for an overwater villa, with a private pool, mini bar,…

how to be a tourist in the maldives

The Maldives is an Asian country located southwest of India and Sri Lanka. It consists of 2,000 small islands, but only 200 of those are inhabited. During our honeymoon, Ben and I got the chance to visit Kooddoo Island, and Malé, Maldive’s capital city. Here is what you should be doing in the Maldives: Part…

27 foods to say, “marhaba” to in the united arab emirates

Here are all the things we ate in the UAE. Many of these foods may not have originated in UAE but are popular foods that you’ll find throughout the country. Lebanese, Saudi, Turkish, Indian, Moroccan, Persian food is prevalent here so it’s nice that you get a mix of different cultures and cuisines. 1. Shawarma…

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