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Spain's Fantastic Catalonia Region at a Glance

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Millions of visitors flock to Catalonia in Spain's northeast each year, lured especially by its marvelous beaches and spectacular capital…

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Added by David Paul Appell on September 5, 2019 at 4:10pm — No Comments

Punta Cana's Remarkable Eco-Foundation

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One of the downsides of tourism development, say critics, is its impact on the…

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Added by David Paul Appell on August 1, 2019 at 4:34am — No Comments

Germany Celebrates 100 Years of Bauhaus Design

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In 1919, in the immediate wake of the devastation wrought by World War I, an architect named Walter Gropius, one…

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Added by David Paul Appell on July 15, 2019 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Nicaragua's Capital Managua Is Very Much Worth a Visit

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In recent years, Central…

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Added by David Paul Appell on June 23, 2019 at 6:16am — No Comments

Eating (and Reading) Your Way Through Puerto Rico

 

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Many are the guidebooks that have been written about this tropical Latin Caribbean island, but few by Puerto Ricans themselves, and even fewer which focus on its delicious and sometimes…

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Added by David Paul Appell on June 13, 2019 at 9:11am — No Comments

10 Barcelona Bucket-Listers

 

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The city most popular with visitors to Spain (and one of the most popular in the world, in fact) holds that status for very good reason. The capital of Catalonia is a truly terrific trove of history, culture, architecture, dining…

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Added by David Paul Appell on June 2, 2019 at 8:03am — No Comments

10 Dreamy Caribbean Beaches of Costa Rica





Last year I surf-waxed poetic about the glorious beaches of Costa Rica’s Pacific Ocean coast, one of its top tourism draws. A bit less well known and fewer…

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Added by David Paul Appell on April 2, 2019 at 10:02am — No Comments

An Under-the-Radar New York City Gem: the Borough of Queens



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For most visitors to New York…

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Added by David Paul Appell on March 9, 2019 at 12:02pm — No Comments

The Lovely, Little Known Wine Country of Brazil

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When even wine connoisseurs think of Latin America and the…

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Added by David Paul Appell on January 27, 2019 at 1:09pm — No Comments

Plovdiv, Bulgaria’s Second City, a 2019 European Capital of Culture

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Plov-what, now? Chances are you've never heard of this city of just over 345,000 (greater metro area 675,000) in south-central Bulgaria, two hours…

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Added by David Paul Appell on January 20, 2019 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

The Ancient Majesty of Mexico's Teotihuacán

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Added by David Paul Appell on December 29, 2018 at 2:32pm — No Comments

Exploring Costa Rica's Pacific-Coast Beaches

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Costa Rica has cannily and famously leveraged its ecotourism riches into bank-account riches over the past several…

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Added by David Paul Appell on December 19, 2018 at 7:08am — 1 Comment

The Cultural Allure of Guatemala City

I confess, I do especially love Guatemala. In many ways, it’s the country of Central America which more than any other truly “has it all”. That includes breathtaking Mayan archaeological sites (Exhibit A: Tikal), lovely…

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Added by David Paul Appell on November 29, 2018 at 1:48am — No Comments

Marching to Pretoria, South Africa

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Quick, what’s the capital of the…

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Added by David Paul Appell on November 2, 2018 at 6:33pm — No Comments

The 7 Spookiest Spots of Mysterious Prague

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Added by David Paul Appell on October 31, 2018 at 7:36pm — No Comments

One of the USA's Most Historic Cities, San Antonio, Texas Marks 300 Years

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One fine May day back in 1718, an Andalusian Franciscan friar, Antonio de Olivares, established the Misión San Antonio de Valero in an area first explored in the late 17th-century by Spaniards out…

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Added by David Paul Appell on October 12, 2018 at 9:27am — No Comments

Puerto Plata Is a Dominican Classic

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Many people these days think of the Dominican Republic in terms of its gorgeous beaches – well, maybe with a couple of key exceptions, most notably bustling…

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Added by David Paul Appell on September 14, 2018 at 1:48am — No Comments

Panama Jack's Resort Is a Cancún Phoenix



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When I was a teenager visiting Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula with my folks in 1973, as we were flying from Cozumel to Mérida our pilot indicated a skinny, scrubby island below that was about to be developed into…

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Added by David Paul Appell on August 25, 2018 at 12:30pm — No Comments

New Airlift/Newish Resort Open Bimini Further to the World

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The Bahamas’ westernmost island group (made up of North Bimini, South Bimini, and several even tinier island such as East Bimini and Cat Cay), have been a favored getaway - especially from nearby…

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Added by David Paul Appell on August 12, 2018 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Sardinia, the Emerald Isle of Italy

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The Mediterranean’s second largest island after its neighbour SicilySardinia has become known among holidaymakers internationally for its beaches and the upmarket, jet-settish vibe of areas like its Costa Smeralda, along its northeastern coast. But the other side of this island is an ancient and multifaceted geology and history – as well as a distinctive local culture and not one but two local languages that set it…

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Added by David Paul Appell on August 4, 2018 at 10:00pm — No Comments

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