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Playing bongo drums in New Orleans' Congo Square during the Tauck Jazz Event

Wishes are powerful things. Last year, I wished that I could experience more live music as I travel around the world, learning about other cultures. Like photography and writing, music has...

Big Chief costumes take up to a year to make, cost thousands of dolars, and can weigh more than 100 pounds

Like a proud peacock, the Big Chief strutted around the courtyard, showing off his hand-beaded and sequined costume. Carefully balancing his neon-orange feathered headdress, he strode purposefully toward the Big Chief...

View from the center of Sagrada Familia's Latin Cross floor plan, looking toward the apse

Like most visitors to Barcelona, Spain, Sagrada Familia Basilica was on my must see list, so I was surprised when an employee of the hotel where I was staying told me...

Largest remaining portion of the old Roman wall around Barcelona's Gothic Quarter, with two original watchtowers and a reconstructed aqueduct

My first visit to Barcelona had been much too short. With only a few days remaining before I was due in Paris, I hopped aboard a double-decker bus for an orientation...

Common area by day, Belushi's Bar by night

The smiling faces behind the front desk at St Christopher’s Inns hostel in Barcelona, Spain were a welcome sight after my bad experience with Equity Point Hostels the previous week. Their...

Dali Theatre-Museum in Figueres Spain

I must have been 11 or 12 years old when my art teacher showed us a photo of one The Persistence of Memory, one of the best known works of Salvador Dali....