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Day Trips from Barcelona: Sitges

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Day Trips from Barcelona: Sitges

Here’s the list. After a few days in Barcelona, I’m heading to Sitges. And Montserrat. Then, taking the fast-renfe AVE train (5 hours at 100mph) to Seville for the ACBS conference.  xo, K

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Spain by Train: How to Buy Tickets

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Spain by Train: How to Buy Tickets

Thank you to The Man in Seat 61!  He’s generously provided detailed information regarding train travel in Spain and step-by-step instructions for booking your rail passes.  He walks through everything you could possibly need to know–the what, when, where, why, and how of Spain Railways. He breaks down the fares, the classes, and the trains themselves (including interior photographs of the various trains). A 10-second comparison helped me to decide on the luxurious AVE train! P.S. He gives great advice regarding printing your...

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Countdown to Spain: Barcelona to Seville by Train

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Countdown to Spain: Barcelona to Seville by Train

“You can make this epic journey in a cool five hours if you travel on the superfast AVE service from Barcelona. Trains depart from Barcelona Sants and arrive in Seville’s Santa Justa with a few brief stops along the way.” Here’s the details on how to get to the proper Barcelona train station. (It’s not entirely intuitive.) Also, recommended stops along the way.

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Countdown to Spain: 2 Week Itinerary for Solo Woman Traveler

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Countdown to Spain: 2 Week Itinerary for Solo Woman Traveler

I’m heading to Spain 9 days prior to the ACBS conference; Flying into Barcelona and working my way down to Seville by train. This detailed itinerary for Two Weeks in Spain as a Solo Woman Traveler is the most detailed and helpful travel blog I’ve found so far.

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Countdown to Spain: Valencia, Madrid, & Marbella

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Countdown to Spain: Valencia, Madrid, & Marbella

Delicious and inspiring… Here’s a gorgeous blog detailing Valencia, Madrid and Marbella Spain from a woman working for Leading Hotels of the World.         

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Countdown to Spain: Food Lover’s Guide to Basque Country

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Countdown to Spain: Food Lover’s Guide to Basque Country

Here’s the dozen restaurants listed by Fodor’s–including cooking classes! “Madrid and Barcelona may wow the masses with world-class museums and iconic landmarks, but to tap into Spain’s culinary nerve center, you must head north to the Basque Country, the green, hilly region that boasts the highest concentration of Michelin-starred restaurants in the world, not to mention some of Spain’s most prestigious vineyards. Given the area’s reputation, you might assume that the best Basque meals are exclusive events...

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Countdown to Spain: ACBS World Conference 2017

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Countdown to Spain: ACBS World Conference 2017

The ACBS World Conference in is Spain this year… I’ll be posting lots of fun stuff to help you prepare. Travel lists. Itineraries. Advice for solo female travellers. Apps for translation. And travel blogs if they’re both inspiring and informational. Stay tuned!        

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Democractic Womanism~ Alice Walker

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Democractic Womanism~ Alice Walker

“Democratic Womanism”   You ask me why I smile when you tell me you intend in the coming national elections to hold your nose and vote for the lesser of two evils. There are more than two evils out there, is one reason I smile. Another is that our old buddy Nostradamus comes to mind, with his fearful 400 year old prophecy: that our world and theirs too (our “enemies” – lots of kids included there) will end (by nuclear nakba or holocaust) in our lifetime. Which makes the idea of elections and the billions of dollars wasted on them...

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Poem ~ New Face~ Alice Walker

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I have learned not to worry about love; but to honor its coming with all my heart. To examine the dark mysteries of the blood with headless heed and swirl, to know the rush of feelings swift and flowing as water. The source appears to be some inexhaustible spring within our twin and triple selves; the new face I turn up to you no one else on earth has ever seen.   ~ Alice Walker...

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