Portugal is Getting Pretty Popular

No doubt, you’ll get to Portugal and see many of its terrific sights – the riverfront in Porto, the windy orange and tiled homes and streets in Lisbon, the sand and cliffs that seem to wrap around the world in the Algarve – and wonder to yourself, ‘Wait, why haven’t I heard more about this place?’

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Time Lapse: Lisbon, Portugal

Props to ‘The Travel Vlogger’ for putting this number together.

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La Pedrera (Casa Mila) in Barcelona

Gaudi’s church and Park Guell are interchangeable hallmarks. For many, though – for me – the Spanish architect’s apartment block at Casa Mila, better known as La Pedrera, is the coolest. The sleekest. The smartest and most alluring. What is La Pedrera? from Wikipedia: La Pedrera (pronounced: [ɫə pəˈðɾeɾə], meaning the ‘The Quarry’), is a building designed by the Catalan architect Antoni […]

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Anthony Bourdain in Paris

“The vacation gone wrong in Paris is almost always ’cause people try and do too many things.” With that quick intro, Mr. Bourdain has delivered a truly genuine warning – one you’ll hear and be cautious of, but never follow. It’s impossible to follow. There’s too much here – too much to see, too much […]

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Anthony Bourdain in Vienna

Vienna is a home. Seriously, if you come from anywhere… you’ll feel just perfectly comfortable. You won’t know exactly where to go or what to do, but you won’t mind taking the time to figure it out. Vienna lives off its pleasantness. “Its easy charm.” Bourdain’s on the road to re-discovering Austria’s capital.

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“To a Mouse” by Robert Burns

1785. Small, crafty, cowering, timorous little beast, O, what a panic is in your little breast! You need not start away so hasty With argumentative chatter! I would be loath to run and chase you, With murdering plough-staff. I’m truly sorry man’s dominion Has broken Nature’s social union, And justifies that ill opinion Which makes […]

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Kolby Did Amsterdam: Are You Man Enough?

Amsterdam is a city of many things. Many great things. Sure, there are Sex Shops, Sex Workers, and Marijuana. Sorry, Coffeeshops. But, there are cheeses. Pigtails. Canals. Anne Frank things.

Are you man enough?

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Kolby Did Lagos: A Cowboy’s Work Is Never Done

It’s a zoo. A jungle. It’s Portugal’s jewel, one of the world’s greatest coastal cities. It’s Lagos.

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Kolby Did Paris: The Sights and The Sounds of The Seine (“La Vie en Rose” by Louis Armstrong)

Paris is a moveable feast.
-Ernest Hemingway

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Kolby Did Paris: It’s as nice as it looks in Ratatouille

*Written and originally published on November 12, 2012 on White Cover Magazine Kolby Solinsky ————————————- *It should be noted, I have never been interested in visiting Paris. It seemed like a female Rome, or an expensive Lisbon. Like London, but without the work ethic. After one day here, I’ll wholeheartedly admit: I was wrong. There cannot be […]

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Kolby Did London: The Thames, Banana Bread Beer, and Not Terrible Teeth

*Photos and Story by Kolby Solinsky… London’s a funny vacation spot, because it’s not a vacation spot. You touch down at the finest airport in the world – nothing can compete with the boutique-ity or the downright intentionally charming cheesiness of Heathrow’s shops, gates, and duty free alleys – and you pay way too much for […]

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