Andalusia 2012 – A Travelogue – part 6 – Córdoba

Part 6 of a 7-part travelogue. This section deals with Cordoba, the ancient Moorish centre of which is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

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Andalusia 2012 – A Travelogue – part 5 – Seville

This is part 5 of a 7-part travelogue. On this leg of the trip, the writer spent two days in Seville, the capital city of Andalucia.

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Andalusia 2012 – A Travelogue – part 4 – Tangier

This is part 4 of a 7-part travelogue. On this leg of the trip the writer, who is staying in Jerez, takes a day trip to Tangier in Morocco.

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Andalusia 2012 – A Travelogue – part 3 – Ronda, Gibraltar and Jerez

This is part 3 of a 7 part travelogue. On this leg of the trip, the writer visits Ronda and Gibraltar before arriving in Jerez. [Read more…]

Andalusia 2012 – A Travelogue – part 2 – Malaga, Marbella and Ronda

This is part 2 of a 7 part travelogue. On this leg of the trip, the writer and his family visit Malaga, Marbella and Ronda in Andalucia. [Read more…]

Andalusia 2012 – A Travelogue – part 1 – Introduction

This is part 1 of a 7 part travelogue. In this section, the writer describes how he planned the family’s trip to Andalucia, including choosing travel options, renting a car, and selecting places to stay. [Read more…]

Discovering Barcelona With 2 Teens

 

This article is a wonderful snapshot of some of the things that Barcelona has to offer, and it’s written from a unique perspective: a traveler with two teens.

A city that has truly stood the test of time, parent and teens were able to find enjoyable experiences and common ground in Barcelona, visiting some truly amazing architectural masterpieces like Gaudí’s standout church, La Sagrada Familia. [Read more…]

Traveling the Different Way – Fiesta Del Mosto in Colmenar

Colmenar (originally named Colmena de Abeja) is a city known for its luxurious honey production… and the Festival of Grape Must and Pork Produce!

This article talks about one of the most decadent Spanish festivals full of pork products like Jamón and peppered meat products, homemade honey from the region, and delicious wines. Because Colmenar is a small town, it’s unlikely that you know where to stay off the top of your head. [Read more…]

Watching a Spanish Bullfight with the Locals

Bull fights aren’t for those afraid of the heat, but they are for those travelers who want to enjoy every possible aspect of their stay in Spain. This article is an entertaining, first hand account of a traveler’s visit to a bull fight on a Friday afternoon.

Full of Spanish spectators who consider this a relatively normal occurrence and tourists who are shocked at the process, you simply can’t miss a bull fight.

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Insights On Bilbao Spain – A Travel Guide

An interesting travel guide on the historical and industrial town of Bilbao, Spain. The city is colourful, lively and with plenty of things to do, despite being so industrial.

There are plenty of green spaces, art installations and nice bars and restaurants around the city, where both tourists and locals can be found.

The city’s famous Museo Guggenheim is one of the highlights of any trip and it’s unique architecture is not to be missed.

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Northern Spain Basque Cities – What a Great Mix of Culture

For adventurers who love the water, there’s some good news! You no longer have to pick surfing waves or checking out the culture rich areas of a new country.

San Sebastian is a dream city for surfers, with some of the most beautiful beaches, and you don’t have to go to find the cultural experiences that other surfer hot spots are lacking: it’s the Basque capital and home to pintxos, the Basque version of tapas.

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Catalonian Pyrenees – Here is Your Important Packing List

For some travelers, packing is a difficult task when they get to take three huge suitcases and stay in posh hotels.

For this writer and editor, backpacking is the way to see the Spanish Pyrenees, and she gives us some excellent tips for packing for the diverse activities available in the Pyrenees.

Cool travel additions like water resistant envelopes to store your passport, IDs, and tickets in seem like really wise choices for international travel, and now they’re field tested! [Read more…]

Spanish Holiday Days in December

Spending December in Spain sounds like an awesome way to celebrate Christmas, and this article details some of the things you should know about Christmas vacations in Spain. For example, there are some national holidays on which you won’t be able to buy food or petrol.

Something called a “bridge” is often added- if a holiday falls on a Wednesday, it might include Monday and Tuesday as well to maximize the vacation time. [Read more…]

The Other “Green” Side of Barcelona

You might not notice it when you first arrive, but Barcelona is full of lush greenery. Because the city is so full of movement and activity, you might not notice all of the green areas.

Check out this awesome guide to the parks and green oases of Barcelona!  Collserola Park is by far the largest park in the Barcelona area with over 8,000 hectares of greenery. You can hike, bike, and enjoy the wildlife.

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How to avoid Pickpockets in Barcelona Spain

As wonderful as traveling to exciting new locales can be, there are always con artists out there who will try to take advantage of tourists. Don’t stop traveling- just read articles like this one, which give you a list of specific things to look for while traveling.

Pickpockets often work in pairs, and they’re a lot more strategic than simply grabbing a wallet out of your pocket. [Read more…]