Tag Archives: Spain

Visiting Mallorca in the Balearic Islands

Monument on a cliff of Palma de Mallorca

A small, town hugged the shoreline and the smell and fragrances of bougainvillea and pine trees filled my nostrils. Fishing boats chugged out to sea and my fellow guests scattered their towels and lounged on the veranda, soaking up the morning sun. I was to discover a region of untold beauty, of dramatic scenery with […]

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July 5, 2013 by | Comments Off on Visiting Mallorca in the Balearic Islands

Cooking Classes Around the World

Paella

One of the best ways to learn about a country, its people, history and its culture is through its food. Tasting the recipes and spices from around the world that are unique to a country or city can help you connect to a place, and bonding with people over food – even if you don’t […]

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June 12, 2013 by | Comments Off on Cooking Classes Around the World

Seeing a Different Side of Spain in Santiago de Compostela

View of the Cathedral from Paseo da Ferradura by Stephen Lafferty

Santiago de Compostela is the capital of Galicia and the final destination of the pilgrimage following the “Way of St. James” with various routes running from France along the northern Spanish coast, and from Portugal and Andalucía in the south. However, there is more to Santiago than its holy and religious associations. Galicia is a […]

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April 3, 2013 by | Comments Off on Seeing a Different Side of Spain in Santiago de Compostela

The 10 Best European Cities for Layovers

Blue Mosque, Istanbul

Whether your layover is a quick break or an entire 24 hours, venturing outside the airport in one of these ten European multi-faceted cities will make your layover just as memorable as your final destination. Here are our picks for the best European cities for layovers.

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April 1, 2013 by | 1 Comment

12 of the Most Beautiful Castles and Palaces in Europe

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With its tumultuous history of feuding Royals and battling troops, its no surprise that Europe harbors an impressive array of castles and palaces, many of which boast spectacular locations. From the official residence of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth to the real-life Sleeping Beauty Castle, here are 12 of the most beautiful Castles and Palaces in […]

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March 19, 2013 by | 4 Comments

Meet Private Tour Guide Aitor Delgado in Vitoria, Spain

Viator private tour guide Aitor in Basque Country

Meet Aitor Delgado, one of Viator’s local experts in Vitoria, Spain with a license and passion for providing visitors with private tours of his beautiful region.

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February 5, 2013 by | Comments Off on Meet Private Tour Guide Aitor Delgado in Vitoria, Spain

Madrid Cuisine: From Tapas Hopping to Multi-Course Meals

Two mini courses from Ojala¦ü's menu¦ü express

Oh, Spanish cuisine, how confusing you can be: tortillas aren’t flat flour or corn crepes, but rather potato-and-egg omelets; authentic paella is relatively hard to come by outside of the Community of Valencia; and the word “taco” has positively nothing to do with a combination of meat, cheese and lettuce. The confusion doesn’t stop there, […]

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November 1, 2012 by | 2 Comments

8 Great Day Trips from Barcelona

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Once you’ve had your fill of Barcelona’s ancient architecture, world-class cuisine and hedonistic nightlife, venture outside of the Catalonian capital, where you’ll find plenty of sights to keep you occupied. From mountain-top panoramas to sipping cava in a family-run vineyard, here are 8 destinations that make great day trips from Barcelona.

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October 18, 2012 by | Comments Off on 8 Great Day Trips from Barcelona

Seeing Madrid: Madrid Bike Tours

Casa de Campo, Madrid Bike Tour

Madrid is a city I’ve always traveled by foot. With a phenomenal metro system and relatively few bikers taking to the streets, I suppose I never thought a leisurely two-wheeled approach to be an option. But today, I learned differently.

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October 11, 2012 by | Comments Off on Seeing Madrid: Madrid Bike Tours

Meet Private Tour Guide Suzie Anon y Garcia in Valencia, Spain

Valencia private tour guide

Meet Suzie Anon y Garcia, one of Viator’s local experts in Valencia, Spain with a license to provide private tours.

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September 25, 2012 by | Comments Off on Meet Private Tour Guide Suzie Anon y Garcia in Valencia, Spain