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?
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
Pet Travel Tuesday
Film: Sun Dogs (2007), Palm Pictures.
By Pamela Douglas Webster
The Iditarod draws dozens of mushers testing themselves against the elements, their competitors, and their own endurance. Thousands brave the cold to watch the start and finish of the great race.
But what if you could experience the thrill of man and dog working together in a more comfortable climate? Say, in Jamaica? Continue reading
By Jane Boursaw
Movie: Chasing Mavericks
Even if you’re not into surfing or surfing movies, you’ll probably find something to love about Chasing Mavericks, a movie based on the true story of surfing icon Jay Moriarity, played by Jonny Weston in the movie. If you’re planning a beach vacation, it might even tempt you to take a surfing lesson. The movie begins with 8-year-old Jay getting accidentally sucked into the roaring surf while trying to keep his friend’s dog from chasing a ball into the water. Fortunately, there’s an experienced surfer nearby named Frosty Hesson (Gerard Butler) who rescues Jay and takes the kids home. Turns out he and Jay live right next door to each other. Continue reading