Tag Archives: Catalonia

Seduced by Barcelona

While I am out gallavanting on a road trip (#OregonHo!), my friend Catherine Sweeney, of  Traveling with Sweeney volunteered to fill in today with this movie that inspired a trip to Barcelona. Cathy makes me want to see the movie AND go to Barcelona. How about you?

Destination: Barcelona

Movie: Vicky Cristina Barcelona

I’ve been a long-time Woody Allen fan, so I was eager to see a film he wrote and directed, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, when it was released in 2008. By the end of the movie, I couldn’t wait to visit Barcelona! When I finally got my chance in 2012 with the annual TBEX (Travel Blogger Exchange) conference set for Girona, a city about 65 miles north of Barcelona, it took me no time at all to decide to attend. Continue reading

Linguistic Travel

The route less traveled

Destination: Europe


Book: Mother Tongues: Travels Through Tribal Europe (2001) by Helena Drysdale

I have touted The Browser and the newsletter of its Five Books  as a great source to learn about books in specific subject matter. Here’s part of a review of language books from Five Books of language books by Henry Hitchings, a writer and critic specializing in non fiction: Continue reading