Art as it Exists in Time at the British Art Show 7 in Glasgow

Held once every five years, the British Art Show is recognized by many as the most influential and ambitious exhibition of contemporary British art. British Art Show 7 (BAS7) has just arrived in Glasgow and features the work of 39 of the most exciting artists in the UK today. Subtitled “In the Days of the[…]

A Walk Through the Girona Flower Festival

My recent visit to Girona happened to coincide with Girona’s Festival of Flowers, or the Temps de Flor. A tradition for over 50 years, the festival draws large numbers of visitors to Girona’s old city every May. During the festival, visitors to Girona will see (and smell) the flower theme throughout the city’s streets, courtyards[…]

Discovering Dali on the Costa Brava – Spain

On a trip that ranked very high on the “wow factor” scale, the highlights for me were related to Salvador Dali and his beloved wife Gala. Images of Dali’s colorful expressions and waxed mustache have always caught my attention. In fact, ever since I visited the Dali Museum in St Petersburg, Florida years ago, I’ve[…]

3 Romantic Places to Visit on the Costa Brava – Spain

The relatively unknown Costa Brava in Catalonia is located on Spain’s rugged northeast coast. The beautiful sand beaches, quaint coves and jagged cliffs at the edge of the sea harmonize with the natural inland beauty to create an absolutely stunning landscape. Roughly a 2 hour drive from Barcelona, Costa Brava is the perfect getaway for[…]

Flying High Above the Costa Brava – Aerial Photos

I recently had the unique opportunity to head up in a small airplane for a scenic flight over Costa Brava. Upon arriving at the Empuriabrava Aerodromo, Arantxa Ros, Andy Montgomery and I were introduced to our pilot for the day and were then lead over to the small hangar where the airplane was housed. The[…]

Things to See and Do in Lloret de Mar – Costa Brava

The Mediterranean coastal town of Lloret de Mar is one of the most popular resort areas found on the Costa Brava. With its long beaches and hidden coves, the seaside town of Lloret de Mar is an ideal place to explore local tradition in an extraordinary natural environment. Having recently returned from a visit to[…]

Sidrerias – Cider House Encounters in Asturias, Spain

One of the many surprises I encountered during my time in Asturias, Spain were the sidrerias, or the cider houses. Fresh off, er, straight off a trans-Atalntic, overnight flight, just after a quick stop at the hotel, my guide Hugo took me to my first ever sidreria, Tierra Astur in Oviedo. Upon our arrival, we[…]