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Best Bars in Barcelona for Date Night

The scent of fresh tapas, a soft ocean breeze, the sultry strums of Spanish guitar and clinking of wine glasses filling the cobblestone streets at dusk: it’s hard not to fall in love in Barcelona. The city exudes an undeniable air of romance. Whether you’re in the mood for swanky cocktails, trendy mixology, or a flight of local wines, there’s a hole in the wall here calling your name.

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Gay Dublin: Pride Events and LGBTQ Culture

Ireland has come a long, long way since homosexuality was legalized in 1993. The positive outcome of the republic’s same-sex marriage referendum in November 2015 means that it’s easier than ever to be yourself, and not just in the capital city. From LGBTQ+ nightclubs to film festivals, here’s where to show your pride in Dublin.

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Moon Guides Author Spotlight

Moon author Jason Frye

Jason Frye (Moon Great Smoky Mountain National Park)

Raised deep in the mountains of West Virginia, Jason Frye first fell in love with North Carolina as a kid during family vacations to the Outer Banks. In 2002, he swapped his mountains for sand dunes and his river for an ocean when he moved to Wilmington to pursue a master of fine arts in creative writing. There, his love for North Carolina deepened into a longing to stay, settle, explore, and be a part of the people, culture, and history of the state.

Along with his wife, Lauren, Jason has kayaked the marshes and waterways near his home; hang glided off the Outer Banks; explored the cityscapes of Charlotte, Raleigh, and Winston-Salem; and wandered the woods and wilds around Asheville.

A member of the Society of American Travel Writers, Jason has contributed stories to VisitNC.com, AAA’s Go Magazine, Our State magazine, Southern Living, Salt, the Charlotte Observer and Raleigh News & Observer, and acts as a culinary critic for the Wilmington StarNews.

Keep up with Jason on Instagram @beardedwriter.