A Quick Taste of Geneva, Switzerland

First impressions influence perceptions, but even a short stay can give a sense of a place. During our stopover, we gained a brief feel for…

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Barcelona: Spain or Catalonia?—When we unexpectedly met its complexity and conflict

Many may not even realize—I, one of limited knowledge, can only begin to understand—the layers of Barcelona’s complicated history within the region of Catalonia. Seeing…

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Valencia: The Luster of Spain’s Third-Largest City Illuminated (Part 3 of 3): Quality + Balance

As my family’s soccer trip to Valencia came to an end, we reflected that true prosperity flourishes in the balanced Valencian way of life. The…

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Valencia: The Luster of Spain’s Third-Largest City Illuminated (Part 2 of 3): Artistry + Progress

As Valencia progresses into the 21st century, this city built over two millennia works to maintain her heritage. Quality development balances artful modern construction with…

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Valencia: The Luster of Spain’s Third-Largest City Illuminated (Part 1 of 3): Her Allure

Valencia doesn't seem to realize how beguiling she is, which only adds to her charm. As the capital of a once-prominent region, this unpretentious city…

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Honoring Inspiration and Quality: Paris Notre Dame, the Masterpiece

Certain places throughout the world exude quality and inspire each of us to be the best version of ourselves. In Paris (and throughout France, for…

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Brussels: More Than Meets the Eye

Discovering a City—Beyond Just a Hub in Belgium It wasn’t love-at-first-sight when we first arrived in Belgium, and particularly not with Brussels. But ultimately our affection for…

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Locating Belgium

Where in the World? Belgium is located in Northwestern Europe between the Netherlands and France along the North Sea. This small country is divided into…

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The Hague—Den Haag Discovered.

A WEEK OF SOCCER & WEST NETHERLANDS FROM DEN HAAG A Dutch Football Camp Leads our Family to Experience West Netherlands through this Progressive International…

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Weekend in Amsterdam

Diversity is embraced here. “Weird” might be the Dutch norm due to pragmatic tolerance. This trade city has been accustomed to associating with different cultures, ideologies…

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