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Travel Tales & Tips

Meghan Perkins'

The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page." ~Saint Augustine

 

Welcome to Travel Tales & Tips! Our ultimate goal is to share our passion for travel and learning about different cultures with others. We publish Travel Tales–anecdotes and human interest stories from around the globe, Travel Tips–ways to save time and skip the lines, Itineraries–recommendations and off-the-beaten path destinations, Photos–images from around the world, and Reviews–honest input and firsthand accounts. We are constantly updating our content, so check back often!

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May 6, 2018

Barcelona is a city with strongly independent roots.  It might be known as Spain’s second city–to capital Madrid–but any resident of the city will tell you that Barcelona is second to none.  They have a fierce regional pride.  The Catalan (local) flag flies everywhere.  The Catalan people have their own dishes, culture and even language.  Yes, I learned the hard way that while my Spanish could get me by in most of Spain, I could not understand anyone in Barcelona.  Despite all of this, however,...

March 17, 2018

Barcelona is a city with strongly independent roots.  It might be known as Spain’s second city, but any resident of the city will tell you that Barcelona is second to none.  They have a fierce regional pride.  Barcelona is part of a region in Spain known as Catalunya, and many residents feel that they are Catalan first and Spanish second.  Over the years, this strong, independent streak has gotten them into some trouble with the capital city, Madrid.  The Catalan flag flies everywhere.  In this...

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