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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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The Alhambra

Exploring Granada’s Most Brilliant Gem, the Alhambra

The Alhambra

Updated 03.01.2016 One of the best parts about living in Spain is that the country has a seemingly endless amount of spectacular travel opportunities. From its major cities to some of the country’s long-forgotten pueblos, the country’s profound history, diverse landscape, and of course, culinary excellence can be found just about everywhere. However, if forced […]

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Chinchon Plaza, Spain

Exploring Spain’s Forgotten Pueblo, Chinchón

Chinchon Plaza, Spain

As I’ve said many times before, Spain is a veritable treasure trove of travel options. The Iberian Peninsula has indeed been blessed with an incredibly diverse landscape, from its beautiful extensive coastline to the lush greenery found in the north and rugged plains to the south. And of course, like any country, Spain’s major tourist-filled […]

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La Granja

Strolling Through Spain’s Mini Versailles

La Granja

Pardon the cliché, but exploring Spain is very much like peeling a multi-layered onion. From its verdant  northwest coastal areas to the spirited and traditional Andalusia, Spain’s various regions are incredibly diverse. Few who have had the pleasure of exploring the Iberian Peninsula could argue otherwise. Of course, as usual, it’s typically the off-the-beaten-path pueblos […]

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