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Calçots: How to Enjoy These Catalan Onions Like a Local

Calçots: How to Enjoy These Catalan Onions Like a Local

Have you ever heard of calçots? They are a special kind of long onion specific to Catalunya and locals absolutely love them! They are super tasty, but be warned, calçots are extremely messy to eat, but that’s all part of the fun. Calçots can be found in […]

All About Celebrating Carnival in Barcelona

All About Celebrating Carnival in Barcelona

It’s that time of the year again in Barcelona! Get ready to pig out, drink, dress up and get wild during the seven days of fun leading up to Lent, a time of abstinence for Catholics. Carnival (Carnaval in Catalan) starts on February 23, Dijous […]

Swimming Pigs of the Bahamas: How to Visit Them & What to Expect

Swimming Pigs of the Bahamas: How to Visit Them & What to Expect

I had the chance to spend a little more than a week this winter in the Bahamas and after seeing all of the amazing photos from other travelers, I had it on my list to see the famous Bahama swimming pigs for myself. Of course, […]

Events and Activities Happening in Barcelona: December, 2016

Events and Activities Happening in Barcelona: December, 2016

Barcelona’s event calendar is always full, adding to the city’s charm. Although not the best time of the year for outdoor activities, Barcelona’s weather remains more or less mild throughout the winter, providing an enjoyable atmosphere for live music events or food trucks. From special […]

Things to Do: A Weekend in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Things to Do: A Weekend in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amsterdam is a perfect European city for a weekend getaway, whether it’s a visit squeezed in after a long work week, or one of many stops during a Eurotrip, Amsterdam is buzzing with energy and has a great vibe, not to mention, there’s something for everyone! […]

A Quick Guide to Castellers: Human Towers, a Catalan Tradition

A Quick Guide to Castellers: Human Towers, a Catalan Tradition

The casteller tradition, specific to the region of Catalonia, Spain is said to have originated during the 18th century near Tarragona, where different colla (teams of castellers) began competing against one another to see who could create the tallest human castle possible. In 2010, castells were added to […]