Barcelona

Skateboarding is hands down the best vehicle for exploring a city. Fast and nimble, slow and casual, skateboarding is the magic carpet ride of urban transportation.

Every skateboarder must make a pilgrimage to Barcelona at least once in their lives. Last September, I was lucky enough to make the trip for the 2nd time. It is hard to describe just how special of a place Barcelona is for those of us who have been pushing around on 4 wheels for most of our lives.

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Santiago, Chile

My first trip in the Southern Hemisphere brought me to Santiago, Chile. After struggling to adjust my magnetic sense of direction to a world inverted, we set about discovering the city.

Santiago is a city of color, crafts, books and music. Colorful murals and street art cover the walls and neighborhoods. Crafty merchants set up displays in the streets and plazas and sell all kinds of hand made arts. Shops are full of locally sourced and regionally crafted goods and clothing. There are record shops and book stores on every block, the kinds of shops where you can find the most amazing curated collections of literature, artwork and vinyl. The city breathes a kind of social awareness through history and culture; which are celebrated and held close.

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