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The Ruined Abbey of Cluny, France

Until the completion of Saint Peter’s Basilica in Rome in the 17th Century, the church at the Cluny Abbey in France was the largest Christian church in the world. Unfortunately today, only a small bit of the transept and apse remain. Only one of the original eight towers still stands. Once the richest abbey in […]

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Laurels for Lloret de Mar, Costa Brava

The really cool thing about attending a travel bloggers conference–I cannot tell a lie–is the chance to be shown around the area by the local tourism boards. For free. We’ve just attended our third Travel Bloggers’ Exchange (TBEX) conference, and apart from the small conference registration fee (plus hotel and getting there, of course) the […]

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A Short Visit to Tossa de Mar, Catalunya

As part of the travel blogging convention we recently attended in Lloret de Mar in the Costa Brava region of Spain, bloggers were treated to their choice of day trips to nearby attractions in many of the small towns of Northern Catalunya. I lucked into a day trip to Tossa de Mar, just a few […]

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Trip Totals: Accounting for our Whereabouts

Apart from toting up income (not enough) and expenses (too much), we endorse counting up other important things in your life, especially at tax time. Count your blessings; count your cousins; count your freckles, calories, or steps. How many times did I swear today? We’re acknowledging our inner accountant by sharing these trip totals from […]

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Discovering European Capitals of Culture

Since 1985, the European Commission has been designating one or two cities per year as European Capitals of Culture (ECOC). That’s thirty years of work, recognizing more than fifty cities, and resulting in thousands of events and special exhibitions. How did I miss this? For most of that time, I must have had my head […]

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