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Spain – Part I – Barcelona – 4K – Gothic quarter, Municipal Park, Woolly Mammoth

During this multi-part series, Shawn and Kevin of Travel by Numbers head to Barcelona, Spain where we check out the Gothic Quarter – featuring a labyrinth of streets which open into popular town squares. We also see Roman ruins darting back to 5,000 BC.

Then we head over to Parc de la Ciutadella, a 70 acre municipal park dating back to the 1880’s and featuring a small lake with rentable row boats, an incredibly beautiful arch and fountain, opposing staircases leading to a couple doing the tango.

In the park proper, we come across a life-size Woolly Mammoth – a popular attraction for tourists to get that Instagrammable shot. Just outside the park, we also visit Arco de Triunfo, another landmark piece of architecture in this city of architectural wonders.

Coming up: More from Barcelona, Monserrat, Baga including Sagrada Familia, Park Guell and the Aquarium. We also visit the south of France and Andorra – high in the mountains. So stay tuned, and thanks for watching!

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Providenciales, Turks and Caicos – Part V

Travel by Numbers heads to Providenciales, Turks and Caicos on Westjet to visit Grace Bay – the #1 beach in the world. Turquoise blue and crystal clear waters await as we land on Provo, the largest of 42 islands in the Turks and Caicos chain.

In this episode, we take a final look at Grace Bay beach and then our travel buddies heather K. and Tara U. venture out in the ocean to take advantage of what Turks and Caicos is famous for – diving! The footage show some of the fish you’ll see as well as lobster, hermit crab and even a Caribbean Gray Reef Shark. Diving over and alongside an ocean wall provides stunning views of geographical features most of us will never see.

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Providenciales, Turks and Caicos – Part IV

Travel by Numbers heads to Providenciales, Turks and Caicos on Westjet to visit Grace Bay – the #1 beach in the world. Turquoise blue and crystal clear waters await as we land on Provo, the largest of 42 islands in the Turks and Caicos chain.

In this episode, we venture out to the Bight Reef and do some snorkeling, visit the Potcake Dog rescue, head out to the Blue Hills area for the annual Conch Festival, have an amazing dinner on The Deck at Seven Stars Resort and then check out the Thursday Fish Fry at Bight Park – finishing with a Junkanoo Band. It’s a jam-packed episode!

We have more episodes in this series coming so don’t miss these informative videos about an island most people never get to see. Subscribe and turn notifications on to be informed when new episodes are released. And thanks for watching!

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Providenciales, Turks and Caicos – Part III

We head to Providenciales, Turks and Caicos on Westjet to visit Grace Bay – the #1 beach in the world. Turquoise blue and crystal clear waters await as we land on Provo, the largest of 42 islands in the Turks and Caicos chain.

In this episode, we take you on a tour of Villa del Mar, a boutique resort very close to Grace Bay beach. Then we put the drone into the sky and fly west pointing out all of the resorts along the way. And finally, we have our first Spotlight Feature – an exclusive tour of Turks Head Brewery where afterward we sample some of the products they create. Delicious!

We have more episodes in this series coming so don’t miss these informative videos about an island most people never get to see. Subscribe and turn notifications on to be informed when new episodes are released. And thanks for watching!

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Providenciales, Turks and Caicos – Part II

Season 2! Gay Canadian partners Shawn and Kevin of Travel by Numbers head to Providenciales, Turks and Caicos on Westjet to visit Grace Bay – the #1 beach in the world. Turquoise blue and crystal clear waters await as we land on Provo, the largest of 42 islands in the Turks and Caicos chain.

In this episode, we take you shopping at Salt Mills outdoor shopping complex. It, and Regency Village across the street, is loaded with duty free and jewelry shops, clothing shops, artisans selling their creations, a 50’s diner called Big Al’s, dive shops, a pro cycle shop, the famous Potcake Dog Rescue and Provo’s best gym chain – Wrightfully Fit. You’ll also find places to organize adventure trips on and around the islands.

After an always delicious lunch at Hemmingway’s, overlooking the beach, we discuss food options on this high-end island, including some of the best and most expensive restaurants, the best place to get Grouper and of course the world famous Da Conch Shack – a must-do in Providenciales. We finish off at Sweet T’s, a place the locals go to get very inexpensive fried chicken.

We have more episodes in this series coming – including our first Spotlight Feature – so don’t miss these informative videos about an island most people never get to see. Subscribe and turn notifications on to be informed when new episodes are released. And thanks for watching!

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Providenciales, Turks and Caicos – Part I

Season 2! Gay Canadian partners Shawn and Kevin of Travel by Numbers head to Providenciales, Turks and Caicos on Westjet to visit Grace Bay – the #1 beach in the world. Turquoise blue and crystal clear waters await as we land on Provo, the largest of 42 islands in the Turks and Caicos chain.

We provide a little insight into one of only 2 all inclusive resorts, which you can visit on a day pass.

We’ll take you kayaking in Chalk Sound, an in-land lagoon with 265 islands and very shallow waters perfect for stand up paddle-boarding or kayaking. Watercraft rentals are available at Neptune Resorts on the south-east end of the lagoon, and they also have a pool and bar at your disposal if you make dinner reservations at their restaurant named Las Brisas.

We have more episodes in this series coming – including our first Spotlight Feature – so don’t miss these informative videos about an island most people never get to see. Subscribe and turn notifications on to be informed when new episodes are released. And thanks for watching!

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Boston, Massachusetts, USA – Part II

Travel by Numbers heads to Boston, Massachusetts, USA, just one hour north of the southern Cape Cod area.

In this episode we visit the New England Holocaust Memorial. The Memorial began with a Holocaust survivor, Stephan Ross (Szmulek Rozental), who was imprisoned at the age of nine and whose parents, one brother and five sisters were murdered by the Nazis. Between 1940 and 1945, Stephan survived 10 different concentration camps. His back was broken by a guard who caught him stealing a raw potato; another time he was hung for eating a potato. Tuberculosis wracked his body. He once hid in an outhouse, submerged to his neck in human waste, to save himself from being shot. Emaciated and near death, he was liberated from Dachau by American troops at age 14.

Next up, we visit the historic Quincy Market. It was constructed in 1824–26 and named in honour of Mayor Josiah Quincy, who organized its construction without any tax or debt. The market is a designated National Historic Landmark and Boston Landmark, significant as one of the largest market complexes built in the United States in the first half of the 19th century.

A trip to Boston must include a visit to Cheers Restaurant and Bar. We visited the faithful replica of the original.

And finally we had to check out the Greenway Carousel a one-of-a-kind carousel located at The Tiffany & Co. Foundation Grove.

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Boston, Massachusetts, USA – Part I

Travel by Numbers heads to Boston, Massachusetts, USA, just one hour north of the southern Cape Cod area. We visit Boston Common park, the oldest park in America, stroll down a pedestrian concourse where we saw a number of statues and memorials – including a monument to former Boston Mayor and Congressman, Patrick Andrew Collins. As well, we saw statue and plaque dedicated to General John Glover. And we visit Boston Public Park – the one with the world famous Swan Boats. And, the colossal equestrian bronze statue of George Washington, in the Public Garden, at the Arlington Street entrance opposite Commonwealth Avenue, is the largest and one of the most impressive works of sculpture in Boston.

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Plymouth & Hyannis, Massachusetts, USA

Travel by Numbers heads to Pkymouth and Hyannis, Massachusetts, USA. Plymouth is a coastal town in Massachusetts, south of Boston. It is the site of the first Pilgrim settlement, founded in 1620. Plymouth Rock, a boulder in Pilgrim Memorial State Park, marks the place where settlers are thought to have landed on shore. Hyannis is a village on the Cape Cod peninsula in Massachusetts. The John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum chronicles the assassinated U.S. president’s family vacations through videos and photographs.

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Provincetown, Massachusetts, USA

Travel by Numbers heads to Provincetown, Massachusetts, USA – one of the most LGBTQ-friendly places in the United States of America. We drive through the entire town on Commercial Street, park near the Provincetown Inn, walk along the break wall towards Long Point Beach and then fly the drone for an overhead view of this popular resort town.

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