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How Riding the Metro in a Foreign Country Taught Me to Appreciate Humanity

Nora Turriago | Posted 12.31.2014 | College
Nora Turriago

For someone who has lived in a small town all her life, the public transportation of Barcelona--specifically the metro system -- at first seemed to represent the glamour and sophistication this cosmopolitan city had to offer.

Driving the Audi S5 Cabriolet in Gaudi's Spain

Rita Cook | Posted 12.19.2014 | Travel
Rita Cook

I think, well, I want to be free to explore the city at my own pace so what vehicle in my mind matches up to a freewheeling trip that matches Gaudi's. Okay, well what comes to mind is the ultra sexy 2015 Audi S5 Cabriolet a little car just looking for some action.

When Stupid, Ugly Numbers Freak You Out

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 12.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

So I got my credit card statement yesterday. Immediately my heartbeat picked up speed. After all, my spending has been a bit... shall we say... activ...

Man Seriously Mauled By Lions At Zoo

AP | Posted 12.09.2014 | World

MADRID (AP) — Officials in Spain say a man has been rescued from the lions' enclosure at Barcelona Zoo after being seriously mauled by three lions. ...

Learning to Let Go: Love Lessons From a Nomad

Jennifer Nagy | Posted 12.04.2014 | Women
Jennifer Nagy

I'm still relatively new to the world of travel dating so my heart has not yet hardened to the understanding that some things just can't last... no matter how absolutely amazing the connection is and how much you really want to be with the person beyond the vacation.

15 Masterpieces That Make Barcelona Feel Like One Big Modern Art Museum

Katerina Rosen | Posted 12.02.2014 | Arts
Katerina Rosen

In this egalitarian city, masterpieces are not hidden away in museums. Rather, they adorn the city's streets and squares. Here are 15 examples of modern art masterpieces that Barcelona's residents see every day.

The Best Cities for Falling in Love This Fall

Oyster | Posted 01.24.2015 | Travel
Oyster

Cobblestone streets, stunning architecture, and culture-filled attractions are just a few of the things that landed the following seven cities on our list of the perfect cities to fall in love in this fall.

Exploring The Open Street Art Walls Of Barcelona

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 11.19.2014 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Spain's Second Largest City Hosts "Open Walls" A popular city for street art in the early 2000s that attracted artists from across Europe and elsew...

Judging by the Cover: The 10 Best Hotel Facades

Oyster | Posted 01.10.2015 | Travel
Oyster

We're taught as children not to judge a book by its cover, but does that principle apply to hotels?

Worthy of the Commander-in-Chief: A Dozen Hotels Where U.S. Presidents Have Stayed

Oyster | Posted 01.06.2015 | Travel
Oyster

While leading the country is one of the harder jobs you can have, it does come with a few perks. We imagine the extensive traveling is exhausting, but at least it gives presidents the chance to see some amazing places and stay in some of the world's most luxurious hotels: Four-poster beds, dining rooms, and spacious bathrooms are always on the checklist.

The Seemingly-Virtuous, Often-Dangerous Word We All Use

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 12.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

I'll get all set and all comfy... and then that bright, glaring sunshine busts through the curtains, makes its way across the floor and lands squarely on my conscience, convincing me that I'm lazy for not basking in it.

See More This Winter: Travel to Europe & $ave!

trivago | Posted 12.23.2014 | Travel
trivago

The Euro at its lowest value against the US Dollar since July 2012 - currently exchanging at $1.26 - and hotel rates in many of Europe's most popular cities are lower in winter, which means that it's time to seriously consider taking a trip across the Atlantic.

Iconic Jetsetter Getaways in the Mediterranean

Oyster | Posted 11.16.2014 | Travel
Oyster

We love whenever we can get a peek into the lives of the rich and famous, and we find it particularly thrilling to visit the haunts of timeless Hollywood stars and hallowed, storied authors (excuse the pun) of yore.

What You Get In Europe For $250 Per Night

Oyster | Posted 11.11.2014 | Travel
Oyster

Not every destination around the globe will deliver the same level of accommodations for your travel dollar. That's why we decided to launch a new series to expose just how much bang for your buck you're actually getting on your trip.

Alex Salmond's Kamikaze Negotiating is a Millstone Round Scotland's Neck

David Miles | Posted 10.27.2014 | World
David Miles

John Swinney, the Finance Secretary for Scotland has repeated the SNP government's threat to walk away from Scotland's share of the UK debt.

Magical Messi And Barca Starts New Era Off Strong

Goal.com | Posted 10.17.2014 | Sports

By Ben Hayward, Goal.com It was a satisfying start. There was an air of expectation around Camp Nou as Barcelona began a new era on Sunday night, b...

Locals Fight Against Naked, Drunk Tourists In Barcelona

Reuters | Posted 10.26.2014 | Travel

By Braden Phillips BARCELONA, Spain (Reuters) - A record tourism year may be a boost for Spain's struggling economy, but in one corner...

11 Rooftop Hotel Bars for Hot Summer Nights

Joy Pecknold | Posted 10.11.2014 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

With summer in full effect, raise a glass and raise the roof -- quite literally -- it's peak season for rooftop patio-ing. As such, I've rounded-up 11 favorites at luxury hotels from Laguna Beach to Bangkok.

Europe on a Budget Never Looked So Good

trivago | Posted 10.01.2014 | Travel
trivago

These six ultra-trendy and budget-friendly finds in some of the most exciting cities in Europe will make your next vacation one for the scrapbook.

10 Cities Worldwide That Are Working To Win Their Wars Against Homelessness

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 07.30.2014 | Impact

Homelessness has no quick fix. The uphill battle of finding homes for marginalized people (especially during a time of slow economic recovery and ...

Gay Barcelona Summer With Gaudi

Renate Stendhal, Ph.D. | Posted 09.28.2014 | Gay Voices
Renate Stendhal, Ph.D.

Is there an androgynous experience of a city? No? Then Barcelona has just invented it, perhaps not only for me. This should not be too surprising as this old, Spanish city ranks as number one in gay freedoms, nuptial rights included

Modern Hostels -- They Do Exist! -- For The Low-Budget, High-Style Traveler

Oyster | Posted 09.09.2014 | Travel
Oyster

Forget no-frills lodging; today's new brand of hostels offers cool decor and plenty of perks. Sounds too good to be true? Well, we've got the scoop on hostels that pack a wow factor with upscale amenities, contemporary comforts, prime locations, and good food.

This Is The Tour Of Barcelona You've Been Waiting For

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 07.14.2014 | Travel

It is no secret that Barcelona is a vibrant international destination, but the city has never looked livelier -- or lovelier -- than it does in these ...

Near-Miss Jet Disaster Caught On Tape

AP | Posted 07.07.2014 | World

MADRID (AP) — A passenger jetliner preparing to leave Barcelona's El Prat airport taxied across a runway where another was about to land, forcing th...

Are Women's-Only Hotel Floors Anti-Feminist?

Oyster | Posted 08.31.2014 | Travel
Oyster

These properties are targeting well-heeled businesswomen with female-oriented amenities such as curling irons and glossy fashion mags; some may find it convenient, others a bit insulting.