The 3 Places You Can’t Miss in Extremadura

Extremadura, Spain is a place my friends back home in the US have never heard of. For them, Spain is limited to Madrid, Barcelona, soccer, tapas and sangría— with the occasional (more cultured) friend mentioning bullfighting or flamenco. But when I started writing about my Easter week trip to...
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Mérida’s Roman Ruins – Remnants of Ancient Civilization

Mérida, Spain is another destination in Extremadura that far surpassed my expectations. The city itself is underwhelming—its 40,000 residents make due with their rather run-down city center. But when you imagine ancient Mérida (Augusta Emérita), the capitol of the Roman province Lusitania and one of the Roman Empire’s most...
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Visiting Cáceres in 24 Hours

It was a challenge. We had 24 hours to visit Cáceres, Spain, a UNESCO World Heritage site and home to a long list of must-see monuments. Armed with some travel tips from our friend Will, we set out to conquer Cáceres and prove that 24 hours was plenty of...
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Trujillo: A Stroll Through Spain’s Most Romantic Village

Sometimes in our travels we are lucky enough to go somewhere without having digitally “been there” first. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy my favorite bloggers’ detailed descriptions of the exciting destinations I’ve yet to explore and could spend hours watching the videos on Matador, but, occasionally, it’s worth...
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Pictures from a Photogenic Day

As we left Madrid for Extremadura the forecast was predicting a weekend of rain and thunderstorms but, luckily, the sun was determined to shine. Over the next few days white puffy clouds filled the sky, threatening a storm that never came. It was what I like to call photogenic...
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