Spain

By Everett Potter Seeing Europe on two wheels is always a good idea, especially on a trip planned by experts. Here are four new bike rides for 2023 from some of the best tour operators in the business Italy: La Via Francigena Since 1989, Ciclismo Classico has been the go-to

By Mary Anne Evans  I’ve been visiting Tenerife for the last 15 years and each time I find something new to discover on this surprisingly diverse island. Tenerife may be just 86 kms long and 56 kms wide (smaller than little Rhode island) but it packs a real punch. So

By Catherine Sabino As pandemic restrictions ease across Europe, major celebrations, new events and old favorites are turning up on calendars for 2022. Here’s a sampling of the dozens of happenings scheduled to take place on the continent from March through December. DENMARK Copenhagen In Denmark the days are long

La Casas de la Juderia, Cordoba. Courtesy of the hotel. By Ann Abel Córdoba, the second city of Spain’s sultry Andalusia region, may not get all the attention of its more famous neighbor, Seville. That’s fine: Córdoba—which still attracts its own fair share of visitors, to be sure—dazzles with its

By Michael Kiefer To go or not to go, that was the question. We had pooled our frequent flyer miles and scheduled a trip to Barcelona for our March break. “Aquí todo el mundo hace vida normal,” a friend who lives there texted. “Everyone here is living a normal life.”

Story & photos by Deborah Loeb Bohren According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, a best-kept secret is “something very good that not many people know about.” That definition fits Spain’s Extremadura region to a tee. Nestled between Madrid and the Portuguese border, it is the country’s least populated and most often

By Gerrie Summers Green Spain, is the name given to the natural (and green) region in northern Spain, located along the Atlantic Coast, stretching from the border of Portugal to the border of France. Since it is, for the most part, unspoiled and therefore not yet overrun by tourists, there

By Gerrie Summers  Part two of a visit to the region of Valencia in Spain. After a day and night in Valencia City, my visit to three provinces in the region of Valencia, (Castellón in the north, the province of Valencia in the middle and the province of Alicante in

By Gerrie Summers If your idea of a trip to Spain only involves a visit to Barcelona or Madrid, you’re missing out.  As I recently found out, Valencia, Spain’s third largest city, as well as the region of Valencia, is filled with stunning landscapes, ancient architectural treasures, exquisite cuisine and

By Ann Abel In Spanish there’s a lovely word: pasear. Adoptive Andalucían and tour operator Manni Coe defines it as “the art of walking” without a destination in mind. “Things here are very spontaneous,” he explains. “The idea is getting a little bit lost. Magic happens when you’re spontaneous. We can’t plan