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Been There, Do This: Eat Seafood Pasta in Positano, Italy

Been There, Do This: Eat Seafood Pasta in Positano, Italy

When vacationing in Italy, particularly when by the sea, you are essentially obligated to order the classic dish of spaghetti ai frutti di mare at least once. The above photograph depicts one of the three spaghetti ai frutti de mare dishes I consumed, specifically while in the coastal Italian village of Positano.

Been There, Do This: Boho Fun in Huertas, Madrid

Been There, Do This: Boho Fun in Huertas, Madrid

If you’re looking for something to do in Madrid besides hitting the discoteca until sunrise, check out the Huertas district, also known as el Barrio de Las Letras (the “Neighborhood of Letters”). As Madrid’s literary quarter, Huertas has been home to many famous writers, including Spanish novelist Miguel de Cervantes.

Free Paper Marbling Lesson in Florence, Italy

Free Paper Marbling Lesson in Florence, Italy

While traipsing through the streets of Florence, I discovered Il Papiro, a hand-decorated paper company founded in Florence in 1976. At the shop, they teach paper marbling, a technique that results in the creation of a gorgeous paint application to paper that is perfect for gift wrapping, wallpaper, posters, book and album covers and even stationary.

Making Marzipan Mice in Lubeck, Germany

Making Marzipan Mice in Lubeck, Germany

I was on a small-group tour of Northern Germany, and Lubeck was our second stop. When I looked at the itinerary and saw that we would be visiting the headquarters of the world’s preeminent marzipan production company, I knew that we were in for a treat.

The Lure of the Christmas Market

The Lure of the Christmas Market

While my fellow travelers were obediently following the set course outlined in the daily program, my mom and I could usually be found shopping —and eating -- our way through the Christmas Markets of Europe.

Flag Throwing Is An Art in Switzerland

Flag Throwing Is An Art in Switzerland

I got to experience Bern's old-world charm firsthand on a recent tour of the historical city, when I was introduced to the Swiss tradition of flag throwing. The custom was traditionally practiced by urban guilds, starting in the Middle Ages. Nowadays, flag throwing usually takes place at folklore festivals, and is comprised of a series of up to 99 different regulated swings of the flag.