International Mountain Day 2019; Unesco

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20 Best Places to Go in 2020; CN Traveler

These are the destinations we’re most excited about in the new decade.

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Best day trips from Porto; MTL Times

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Spain’s unsung region has hardly any tourists; Helena Amante; CNN

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It’s hard to stand out in a country dotted with so many landmarks, but for a taste of Spain minus the crowds, Extremadura makes a compelling case. From Roman ruins to modern masterpieces, it’s an intriguing tour.

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Take a winter break in the Canary Islands of Spain; Anne Sewell; The Global Dispatch

Winter is upon us and with it cold and dreary weather, rain, sleet or snow. Why not take a break and get away from it all? The Canary Islands, or Islas…

Source: Take a winter break in the Canary Islands of Spain | The Global Dispatch

Secret Spain: 5 Hidden Gems to Discover; Megan Jerrard; Mapping Megan

Spain is brimming with amazing sights just waiting to be discovered. Here Megan Jerrard lists 5 of her favorites; hidden gems that you may not have even heard of!

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Traveling solo in Barcelona: What to do and see; Newsday

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Paella for one: Barcelona dazzles when you’re traveling solo; Courtney Bonnell; AP

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Hola Barcelona: Enjoy a visit to Catalonia’s vibrant and bustling capital city; Rebecca Underwood; Luxury Lifestyle Magazine

Barcelona, the bustling capital of Spain’s Catalonia region, offers a captivating insight into a rich and colourful kaleidoscope of culture and history and attracts…

Source: Hola Barcelona: Enjoy a visit to Catalonia’s vibrant and bustling capital city

How to Skip the Crowds and Still See Barcelona’s Top Attractions; Jacinta O’Halloran; Fodor’s

Barcelona is crowded, and you already know that by all of the overtourism headlines about locals being overwhelmed by tourists. Here’s how to visit Barcelona without letting the crowds drive you crazy. It truly is possible–Jacinta O’Halloran promises.

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Barcelona’s Sagrada Familia cathedral shut down by Catalan ‘Picnic for the Republic’ protesters; RT World News


Barcelona’s iconic Sagrada Familia basilica has been shut down amid a general strike across the region; it follows four nights of protests over the sentencing of Catalonian separatist leaders by the Spanish Supreme Court.

Source: Barcelona’s Sagrada Familia cathedral shut down by Catalan ‘Picnic for the Republic’ protesters (PHOTOS, VIDEO) — RT World News

A Local’s Guide to Gràcia: One of Barcelona’s Hidden Gems; Suzannah Balluffi; Medium.com

Gràcia, also known as the Vila de Gràcia (village of Grace) lives up to its name. Many years after its establishment, it is still a small…

Source: A Local’s Guide to Gràcia: One of Barcelona’s Hidden Gems

Interreligious Encounter Between Chan/Zen Buddhists and Carmelite Order to Be Held in Ávila, July 2020; Daniel Millet Gil; Buddhist Door

Chan/Zen and Carmelite conference to be held on 22-26 July…

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Would You Pay $6,000 to Hike 120 Miles?; Leena Kim; Town & Country Magazine

A Calabasas ashram has put a price on spiritual enlightenment at one of the world’s oldest pilgrimage sites.

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Say Si! to Spain; Rachel de Hosson; BHG

Does the very thought of Spain stir your heart? Does flamenco guitar quicken your pulse? Do you dream of dining on paella with a glass of wine as you gaze over the orange groves of Seville? Maybe it’s time to experience the culture, romance and passion of spectacular Spain for yourself.

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Rainy fall weather got you daydreaming about travel? Here are some fun itineraries to consider; Scott McMurren; Anchorage Daily News

Ride your bike around Oregon’s Crater Lake, hike the Camino de Santiago in Spain or kick back on a cruise — there’s a world of possibility.

Source: Rainy fall weather got you daydreaming about travel? Here are some fun itineraries to consider

This 9th-century church is one of the most beautiful examples of pre-Romanesque architecture; Daniel Esparza; Aleteia

The church of Santa María del Naranco (St. Mary of Mount Naranco) is a Roman Catholic pre-Romanesque church on the slope of Mount Naranco, only three kilometers from Oviedo in Asturias, northern Spain.

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Royal Site of Aranjuez Half-Day Tour; Get Your Guide

Visit the opulent UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Royal Site of Aranjuez and all its decorative gardens, and complete your day by the Museum of Royal Feluccas, boats used by the Royal family to navigate the river.

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Benvingut a Barcelona; Jennifer Fauci; Long Island Weekly

Benvingut a Barcelona! Long Island Weekly’s Jennifer Fauci shares the best of Barcelona in her latest Vacation & Travel piece.

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Top 10 Architectural Marvels in Spain; Luxury Travel Magazine

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