Spain

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 Buzzy Gordon As many of the world’s most popular sightseeing destinations struggle to cope with overtourism, there is one sector of the tourism industry that is not only experiencing impressive growth year after year, it actually welcomes the constant expansion — and is even working to increase it. The

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

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