300 KM Per Hour in Valencia – My Experience in an F1 Car

The Formula 1 World Driving Championship is the pinnacle racing series in all of motor-sports. The championship features the world’s most advanced race cars whose top speeds reach 300 kilometers per hour and are capable of going from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour in two seconds. I have been a Formula 1 fan for[…]

The Chemistry of SEO

Impressive photos, dazzling illustrations and the most inspired writing may remain unseen by potential visitors if the web’s most meaningful spiders crawl right by. The idea of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is to design your website in a way that will boost its visibility within the rankings of major search engines. To help visualize the[…]

People, Adventure and Food in the Pyrenees – Blogtrip Report

I recently joined nine other travel bloggers as part of the #InPyrenees blogtrip sponsored by the Girona Tourism Board to get the real story about the Girona Pyrenees. Starting in Cerdanya (about a two-hour drive from Barcelona, Spain), our group of travel bloggers spent seven days traveling along the Pyrenees mountains until we reached the[…]

Aerial Photography – A Scenic Flight over Cerdanya and the Pyrenees

This past week, while in Cerdanya (a region of the eastern Pyrenees which is divided between France and Spain), I had the opportunity to head up in a small plane for a spectacular scenic look at the beautiful landscape of the Cadi mountain range and the Pyrenees. My flight from La Cerdanya Aerodrome took me[…]

Up, Up and Away in a Hot Air Balloon Over the Pyrenees

After awaking at the crack of dawn, I walked outside my hotel on a crisp, clear morning and saw the stars shining as bright as I have ever seen them shine. I could not get the song ‘Up, Up and Away’ by The 5th Dimension out of my head. As a kid, I remember hearing[…]

Girona Tourism Board Gives it Another Go with Blogtrip #InPyrenees

Beginning this Monday, a group of ten travel bloggers from around the world will journey to Spain where they will make their way to Cerdanya in Catalonia to start the 7 day #InPyrenees blogtrip. After pulling off the very successful #InCostaBrava blogtrip this past May, the Girona Tourism Board is at it again. This time,[…]

Gowalla 4.0 – A Social Travel App That Bears Little Resemblance to the Previous Versions

With geolocation based social networks moving towards combining check-ins with deals and rewards, which was never part of their vision, the team at Gowalla recently sat down to dream it all up again. The question Gowalla CEO Josh Williams posed to his team was, “How do we create something more akin to a social Lonely[…]

Secure your blog and make it faster. A free solution from CloudFlare

Late last week I started following a thread in the Travel Bloggers Facebook group on the topic of CloudFlare. A member of the group posted a link titled, CloudFlare: A website security product accidentally makes sites 60% faster. The post caught my attention as I had personally experienced some problems as a result of recent[…]

Interview With Blogtrip Organizer Arantxa Ros On Creating The Best Trip

Thinking about hosting a Blogtrip? According to Arantxa Ros, an online travel marketer who has managed five international blogtrips from beginning to end, it’s all about the people. Over the past few years, blogtrips have become an increasingly popular and attractive option for PR companies and Destination Marketing Organisations (DMOs) looking to increase the visibility[…]