The Canary Islands

The Canary Islands are a Spanish archipelago located off the coast of northwest Africa, with a population of 2 million people.  This is the “southernmost point in Europe,” a handy fact for your next trivia night. During the era of the Spanish empire, ships sailing from the European mainland to the Americas followed a southern … More The Canary Islands

Barcelona: Modernisme Masterpieces

One cannot visit Barcelona without appreciating the architectural marvels that are located here.  Modernisme, also known as Art Noveau, was a design movement in the late 19th and early 20th centuries which strove to push back the encroaching wave of urbanization and industrialization that was rapidly turning cities into sterile and inhospitable places.  Design concepts … More Barcelona: Modernisme Masterpieces