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Gazing at Gaudi’s Masterpieces in Barcelona

The city of Barcelona is characterized by the unusual, unique, and undeniably radical creations of Antoni Gaudi. The Catalonian architect was the best known practitioner of Modernisme, Catalan’s Art Nouveau movement. Some of the hallmark qualities of Gaudi’s highly imaginative and one-of-a-kind style include the use of stone and iron materials, ceramic and stained glass […]

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Chasing Waterfalls in Southern Iceland

There is no place in the world like Iceland. The Nordic island is a showcase for all of Earth’s most stunning and surreal natural wonders, from volcanoes and glaciers, to hot springs and black sand beaches. In fact, it’s almost like setting foot on a whole new planet, but likely for us all, Iceland is immensely […]

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Starbucks Springs Into March With Blossoming Rose Tea Lattes

With the weather warming up and spring on the horizon, Starbucks is introducing the perfect addition to its tea collection with three new lattes, likened to cashmere with its velvety smooth body.

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Exploring the Idyllic Islands of Venice

The way to discover Venice is to go without any agenda and get completely lost. As you try to navigate your way to the Rialto Bridge and St. Mark’s Square, you will traverse across bridges and canals and spontaneously find quaint restaurants, quirky shops, holy churches, and hoards of visitors and Venetians alike. While walking […]

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Indulging in Florence’s Must-See Artistic Masterpieces

Under the Tuscan sun is where one can discover the birthplace of the Renaissance — Florence. The capital of the Italy’s region of Tuscany is rife with the legacies of renowned Renaissance figures such as Michelangelo, Da Vinci, Raphael, Donatello, Botticelli, Titian, and Giambologna, all of whom projected the ideals of the flourishing period of cultural rebirth and revival into their artwork.

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A Tour of Rome’s Most Enchanting Fountains

Earlier this April, I wandered the cobblestone streets of Rome, Italy in search of ancient artifacts and baroque beauty. What I discovered was that Roman design is best embodied in a specific architectural piece — the water fountain. The Eternal City has a long history with water, beginning in Ancient Rome when elaborate aqueduct systems were established to transport water from […]

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Bright Lights of Paris

In April, I visited Paris for the first time to marvel over the iconic sights and experience the Parisian walk of life firsthand. As I wandered around the city, I found myself mesmerized by the endless illumination of the streets, bridges, buildings, and landmarks. Everywhere you look in Paris, the city of light glows. From the street lamps that align […]

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