Barcelona remains a vibrant and worthwhile tourist destination despite recent terrorist attack and political upheaval.
Barcelona’s standing as the capital of Catalonia is evident upon arrival at the airport, where the Catalan language gets top billing on signs.
Chilly Buffalo provided unlikely bookends to an eventful year of travel, with memorable stops in Italy, Spain, France, Canada and various points in between.
Interesting people made the scenic places more vivid and memorable on a whirlwind tour of the western Mediterranean. This is the first installment of a series on stops in Italy, France, Mallorca and Spain.