Spain

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

Story by P. J. McCarthy Photography Mark McCall It was a wet and rainy November evening in the UK when the idea that a spring trip south to the sun took hold. The reasoning being to escape the worst of the winter, the Brexit blues and experiment with re-locating, combining

  by Geri Bain The Hotel Palacio de Villapanés embodies the enchantment of Seville, a city where winding streets suddenly open onto captivating squares and grand edifices. After following a seemingly incomprehensible trail of narrow medieval streets, our cab stopped suddenly. If not for the doorman standing at the entry

The incredible team that puts together Everett Potter’s Travel Report every week is a well-traveled bunch. So asking our contributors about their favorite travel moment in 2013 produced joy, angst and lengthy answers, as well as the inevitable,  “Just one?” Herewith are some highlights from our travels in 2013. BRAZIL

What’s the Deal: A “parador” is an historic hotel, often located in a former monastery, castle or mansion. TourCrafters gives you a car and a self-guided itinerary from Madrid, booking you into a selection of four-star paradores along the way. It starts with visiting Guadalupe, a charming and historic village

The opera house, Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia, looks like a large egg dropped from space. Story & Photos by Jacqueline Church Barcelona, Madrid, and San Sebastian. All have been on my “must see” list for some time. Were you to ask me about Valencia; paella and oranges would