Destination Discoveries

Dining at La Taberneta in Barcelona’s La Barceloneta Neighborhood

December 10, 2015

Having visited Barcelona several times before, we had a very short list of things we wanted to do during our recent 3-day stay. Explore some new-to-us neighborhoods Take a food walking tour Tour Palace of Catalan Music with its iconic stained glass skylight. On Saturday, we ate our way through the Gracia neighborhood with Devour Barcelona Food Tours. Guide […]

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Touring the Palau de la Musica Catalana in Barcelona

December 5, 2015

During a recent three day, pre-cruise stay in Barcelona, we took a guided tour of the Palau de la Musica Catalana (the Palace of Catalan Music.)The Palau concert hall is located on a narrow street in Barcelona’s La Ribera neighborhood. Outside, the building is decorated with a massive sculptural group symbolizing Catalan music by artist […]

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Climbing on the Giant’s Causeway in Antrim County, Northern Ireland

September 21, 2015

Forces of nature generally do not favor straight lines. If you travel to the northeast coast of Antrim County in Northern Ireland, however, you can climb on 40,000 interlocking, straight-sided, basalt columns created by a volcanic eruption 60 million years ago. Each polygonal column has between four and eight straight sides. The Giant’s Causeway is Northern Ireland’s only UNESCO World […]

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15 Views From Walking Around Belfast

September 16, 2015

We spent last week in Belfast, the capital and the largest city of Northern Ireland. One thing we loved about our visit was how easy it was to walk around the city of Belfast. In Belfast, there are well-marked walking paths throughout the city, as well as throughout all of Northern Ireland. You can get details on […]

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