Calella de Palafrugell: A Sparkling Gem on the Shores of the Mediterranean

Calella de Palafrugell, Spain

Peering down at Calella de Palafrugell laid out in all its white-washed beauty on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, one thought instantly sprang to mind: this is very close to how I would design Heaven. Palafrugell is part of the Costa Brava region in Northeastern Catalonia (Spain), and belongs to the province of Girona. […]

A Travel Writer’s Top 5 Roller Coasters: It’s All About the Drop!

SeaWorld Manta Rollercoaster

Writing on Wednesday about TripAdvisor’s awards for the top U.S. theme parks of 2013 made me think about roller coasters — but then almost everything does! I’ve loved these silly things since I was around 5 or 6 years old. That’s when two of my aunts sneaked me onto several scary rides and coasters with […]

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