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Jaen, Spain

Introducing Jaen, the Lesser Known Jewel of Andalucia

Jaen, Spain

European travel is obviously near and dear to our hearts, and, of course, Spain is always on our radar, especially the country’s many off-the-beaten-track destinations. Today, guest contributor and local resident, Rachel Webb from Andalucia Explorer, is here to show us the ins and outs of Jaen travel, a beautiful town carpeted with olive groves and […]

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Granada travel

Finding Modern Morocco in Granada, Spain

Granada travel

Along with most European countries, exploring Spain means encountering endless traces of history that have made the country what it is today. However, Granada certainly stands out for its many modern customs that pay respect to the region’s Moorish past. Today’s guest contributor, Naomi Elster, takes us on a visit to the city’s famed “teterías,” teahouses […]

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Toro, Spain

A Weekend of Wine and Wandering in Toro, Spain

Toro, Spain

I admit that I was drawn to visit Toro, Spain recently thanks to its mostly local reputation for producing great wines. Although not quite as well-known internationally as the ubiquitous Rioja, the Toro region has been producing wine for centuries and are delicious in their own right. Of course, apart from indulging in some very […]

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Storks in Caceres

Exploring Spain’s Bird City, Caceres

Storks in Caceres

As far as relatively easy day trips from Madrid, there are quite a few great options for those looking to make the most of their time. Most of the highlights in Segovia, Toledo, and Chinchón can be explored in a day or two. However, if you have a little time (and really, why rush when […]

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Walking in Cartagena, Spain

On Our Own in Cartagena, Spain

Walking in Cartagena, Spain

Sometimes on longer cruises, Alan and I prefer to skip  cruise excursions. Too many ports filled with history, cathedrals and museums can burn us out. Taking a break to explore by ourselves is the solution. During a Silversea Mediterranean cruise and Atlantic crossing, that’s how we end up creating a Cartagena walking tour that best suits us. With no goal of […]

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Barcelona Sunset

Biking in Barcelona

Barcelona Sunset

Although we’re big fans of hiking while traveling, we are always up for a great biking adventure, especially in beautiful destinations like Spain. Today’s guest contributor, Vanessa A Nirode from Girls Drink Stout, is here to take us on a two-wheel adventure through Barcelona’s beautiful landscape. I’m fairly certain I fell in love with Barcelona […]

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Church of Saint Margaret

Hiking Through Northern Spain’s Volcanic Region

Church of Saint Margaret

Updated 03.01.2016 There are few things we love more than a good old off-the-beaten-path hiking adventure. Add to that a beautiful Spanish countryside with ancient volcanic craters, beechwood forests, and strolls through medieval towns, and we’re in travel heaven. Thankfully, today’s guest contributor, Vanessa A Nirode from Girls Drink Stout, is here to take us […]

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Salamanca's Plaza Mayor

Searching for Oddities in Salamanca

Salamanca's Plaza Mayor

Let me be the first to warn those planning to visit Salamanca: Like many other Spanish cities, a visit to Salamanca means taking in a lot of history and culture. As one of Spain’s most beloved towns and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Salamanca is an exciting trip back in time to the Iberian Peninsula’s […]

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