Wondering which European cities are best represented on Instagram? Yep, we were too! So we undertook the highly scientific mathematical research of finding out how many times the hashtags for the names of each city in Europe have been used.
Back in the day it was considered a kind of vandalism that made cities dirtier and belittled their prestige, but today graffiti is capturing the global attention of travelers, artists and art critics and fueling a new kind of tourism.
Just because summer is over doesn't mean you have to say goodbye to festival season. For travelers and students visiting Europe we have put together a round-up of this fall's best music and art festivals.
In an attempt to heal my broken heart, I cast about for ways to fill the empty days that had once been spent with a beloved companion. I searched for activities that were meaningful, or at least distracting.
If you like bargains and don't mind carrying a fat wad of cash, then by all means take your Greece vacation as planned. But if you're nervous about food shortages, grounded ferries and Marxist uprisings, consider some alternatives.
Ask anybody who travels, or travel bloggers in particular, how they feel about this question and I guarantee 99 percent of them will say the same as I'm about to. There is no magic. There is no formula. Just research, will and determination.
Summers in Barcelona can get insanely hot, so it's best to pack light clothing to help you stay cool. Barcelona is also a fashionable city, so don't be afraid to add more color and print to your wardrobe!
Mackintosh Braun, a Portland-based "electro-pop" group composed of Ian Mackintosh and Ben Braun, are causing quite the stir. And not just in Portland. The band is growing their fan base in a big way. (This girl included!)
By his own account, Lluís Olivé has been shooting images in the city of Barcelona for about 50 years: street scenes, demonstrations, parades, architectural details, tiles, iron work, doors, doorknobs, windows and of course, graffiti and street art.
If Europe is your fantasy, this is the opportunity of your lifetime. Right now, thanks to a weak euro and a surging U.S. dollar, you have more options for realizing your dreams of a new life in the Old World than in a decade or longer.
Recently I found that driving the 2016 Volvo XC90 in Spain was the perfect combination. The Volvo folks brought us in to test the car in an area just outside of Barcelona where countryside met with beach and the roads were easy to navigate particularly in this snazzy set of wheels.
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.