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WordPress Resources at SiteGround

WordPress is an award-winning web software, used by millions of webmasters worldwide for building their website or blog. SiteGround is proud to host this particular WordPress installation and provide users with multiple resources to facilitate the management of their...

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My Five Favorite Day Trips from Madrid

Let's face it, Madrid is wonderful.  You can spend a lifetime in Spain's capital city and still discover something new almost every day.  But sometimes a day out of the hectic metropolis is just what the soul needs.  Luckily, being right smack in the center of the...

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Top 10: Spain on the Trodden Path

Clearly, I am very fond of traveling off the beaten path and traveling like a local.  Luckily for me, Spain has so many little gems far away from the crowds, that it is easy to get swept up in staying away from the well-trodden route.  But let's face it, some places...

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Barrios de Madrid: Malasaña, a Street Art Lover’s Dream

Perhaps it was this neighborhood that inspired the idea behind my Barrios de Madrid blog series.  The streets here are a photographer's dream, filled with color, texture, street art, and architecture. And with no shortage of cafés, bars, shops, and restaurants, it is...

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Barrios de Madrid: Artsy, Diverse, Colorful Lavapiés

I am super excited to launch my series of Barrios de Madrid, highlighting some of my favorite parts of Madrid and their hidden (and not so hidden) gems. It is a pity that many visitors to Madrid do not explore the city to its fullest, limiting themselves to the areas...

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My 2017 Travel Roundup

Last year at this time, I had just returned to California from Spain. Upset (understatement) about the results of the 2016 US Presidential Election, I made it one of my New Year's resolutions to spend as much time abroad in 2017 as possible. And that resolution I...

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Tips to Travel on a Budget (Really)

My hometown, San Francisco, California, is one of the most expensive cities in the world.  Because I can work remotely, I have found that it is actually more cost effective to be out of my city for the majority of the year.  If I do it correctly, traveling actually...

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My name is Karen & travel is not only my passion but also my profession.