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Monastery de les Avellanes, Lleida, Spain

The Monastery of the Avellanes (hazel nut trees-which were grown on the monastery grounds) is a bit of an oddity among our many visits to churches and monasteries all over the world. Yes, a good part of the original 12th Century monastery is there, including this charming window portrait of Saint Lawrence in the chapel, […]

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Travel Photo Roulette 109: Home

The Contest Every two or three weeks, travel bloggers from all over the world participate in what is called Travel Photo Roulette. It’s an ongoing contest that allows travel bloggers to feature their best photos in a wide range of categories. I’ve entered the contest a number of times, and I’m excited to say that […]

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McNomads Peter and Tracy McDermott and their credo: Why Stay Home If You Can Roam?

Peter and Tracy McDermott: Roaming Retirees

We were introduced to Peter and Tracy McDermott through a mutual acquaintance, and suddenly the four of us were meeting for dinner in Copenhagen. That was in April 2014, when Tracy and Peter were just embarking on their extended travels, and we were making our first forays into Scandinavia. Now, with more than a year […]

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Along Málaga's harbor flows "El Palmeral of Surprises" the 2011 centerpiece of public space.

Six Hours Walking in Málaga, Spain

  A weird RyanAir-induced layover allowed me to visit Málaga, unexpectedly. I spent one night there, my first visit to this popular town on Spain’s southern coast, and it amounted to about six hours of walking around to get a feel for the city. I found Málaga full of surprises. My expectations weren’t terribly high; […]

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