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Compare the best anti-theft backpacks for travel

Buyer’s Guide: Best Anti-Theft Backpacks for Travel 2019

BUYER’S GUIDE: BEST ANTI-THEFT BACKPACKS FOR TRAVEL 2019 Are you nervous that you’ll get robbed on your trip? Of course, vigilance is the best way to prevent pickpockets from stealing your stuff. But

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Pickpocket-Proof Travel Clothing with Hidden Pockets

I was 14 when I first visited Rome. My family had been warned that the city was rife with pickpockets. So my mom had a genius idea to keep her money safe. She sewed a huge pocket inside the front panel

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Buyer's Guide: The Best anti-theft travel bags 2018

Buyer’s Guide: Best Anti-Theft Travel Bags 2019

BUYER’S GUIDE: BEST ANTI-THEFT TRAVEL BAGS 2019 Compare the best travel purse for Europe or Asia, or wherever you’re going. No matter how prepared you think you are for traveling, it may be

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Gifts for Barcelona lovers that you can order online

Maybe you’ve recently taken a trip to Barcelona. But you forgot to buy a few gifts for friends and family. Or maybe you had such a memorable time…and you’re pining to taste, feel, or

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What to Buy in Barcelona: Souvenirs and Gifts

While Barcelona has its share of cheeseball souvenir shops filled with Gaudí mosaic bulls, it also has hushed boutiques, generations-old specialty shops, and one-stop-shop department stores overflowing

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The Visionary Urban Design of the Eixample District, Barcelona

In 2008, when I first moved to Sant Antoni, a neighborhood in the Eixample district (pronounced ‘eshampla’) of Barcelona, I was overwhelmed by the endless blocks and blocks of buildings. And on

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Balthazars of Spain, stop doing blackface.

I’m always curious to see what kinds of blackface I’m going to come across around Three Kings’ Day. So many blackface Balthazars make their appearance at kids’ schools and Three Kings’ Day

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The Ostentatious and Decorative Streets of Festa Major de Gràcia 2015

Hi, everyone! July robbed August of all of the heat, so it seems we have a mild and rainy August. I’m not complaining. It’s perfect for being outdoors in the city! Also, you cannot miss the Festa Major

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Fideuà vs. Paella: The Spanish Dish Showdown

Some rivalries in Spain are hard to kill. Real Madrid vs. FC Barcelona. PP versus PSOE versus…Podemos? And in Catalonia, another harsh battle is being fought: the fideuà versus the paella. Anyone familiar

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I’m on a podcast!

My favorite places in Barcelona, the blog, Catalan independence! I had fun talking to Pilar Orti about these things on the Spain Uncovered podcast. Pilar is Spanish and is based in London. On her podcast,

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