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Extended Travel: Figueres, Spain

Salvador Dali

  The small town of Figueres is famous for one reason, but oh what a reason. Figueres is not only where renowned surrealist painter and artistic innovator Salvador Dalí was born, it is also where he, along with the town’s mayor, decided to build a museum dedicated to his work and where eventually, he was buried. In fact, if you ... Read More »

Extended Travel: Teotihuacán, Mexico

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  Less than an hour outside Mexico City sits The City of the Gods, Teotihuacán. Teotihuacán is home to one of the most important archeological sites in Central America and where you can visit some of the largest pyramids in the world.   The construction of Teotihuacán began in 300 BC and at its peak in 600 AD, was the ... Read More »

Extended Travel: Ravenna, Italy

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  Best known for holding a treasure trove of World Heritage monuments from the early Christian, Byzantine Era, Ravenna has small town charm packed centuries of history. It’s beauty has inspired poetry and literature so it is fitting that here is where Dante Alighieri (of Dante’s Inferno) was buried in 1321 after being exiled from Florence. Read More »

Extended Travel: Stirling, Scotland

Doune Castle

Known as the ‘Gateway to the Highlands,’ Stirling has been an important part of Scottish history since Roman times due to it’s location at the base of the Scottish hills and its defensible crag and tail hill.   The city today is best remembered for its strategic importance in the Wars of Scottish Independence which involved freedom fighters William Wallace ... Read More »

Extended Travel: Lourdes, France

Torchlight Marian Procession to the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes, photo by Pierre Vincent

Once a sleepy market town on the way to the Pyrenees resorts, since the miraculous vision of a young girl in 1858, Lourdes now attracts 5 million people each year, many of whom have come on a pilgrimage to the site in order to receive the ‘healing’ waters.   Bernadette Soubirous, or Saint Marie-Bernarde Soubirous, was born in 1844, the ... Read More »

Extended Travel: Louisiana MoMA, Humlebæk, Denmark

Image by Benita Hussain

Built into the former estate and villa of a man whose three wives were named Louise is the most-visited museum in Denmark. The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, located 35 km north of Copenhagen, consistently captures the international modern and contemporary art world’s zeitgeist to a surprising degree considering its rural location in Humlebæk.   Overlooking the Øresund Sound (on ... Read More »

Extended Travel: Niagara Falls

photo courtesy of Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp.

There is something in the name Niagara Falls that induces in the American imagination a nostalgia for things we’ve never known but feel we’ve always known; of road trips in Winnebagos, of our grandparent’s honeymoon, of holding hands in yellow rain slickers. Ingrained from an early age through black and white movies starring Marilyn Monroe and grainy photos of great ... Read More »

Extended Travel: Bath, UK

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An hour and a half away from the busyness of London, nestled into the quaint English countryside, amongst rolling green hills, is a city lost in time. A city where one can still “take the waters” at Roman baths, visit the home of Jane Austen or eat a bun invented in 1680 straight from the kitchen where it originated.   ... Read More »

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