The Royal Botanical Gardens of Madrid Cities Are Amazing… But sometimes I need an escape and some fresh air! While weekend day trips are wonderful, I like to have some other options for times when a day trip is impossible. Madrid is full of excellent parks, including its … [Read more...]
I've been blogging about Spain since 2011. Why do I do it? Because it is an incredible country with so much to offer tourists and locals alike! I've visited 13 of Spain's 17 Autonomous Communities, and 21 of the 50 provinces-- but it's never enough! Join me on the journey through Spain's incredible cities, villages, hiking trails, restaurants, markets, beaches, islands and beyond.
Have You Discovered Miraflores Park? Springtime in Seville is lovely. The smell of blooming orange blossoms fills the air, and it seems like people are always enjoying a drink and some olives on a restaurant terrace. It is the type of sunny weather that makes people want to … [Read more...]
I arrived to Aranjuez angry. Armed with my heavy camera bag, two lenses, and the idea of practicing my photography skills in the renowned Aranjuez Palace, I was crushed when I realized I had forgotten my camera's memory card. It only made matters worse when we clearly went … [Read more...]
I had never heard of Olmedo, Spain. Located northwest of Madrid, this tiny town between Segovia and Valladolid was never even on my radar. But when I was invited to tour Quesaría Cantagrullas, I was forced to examine this small part of the Spanish map in order to find lodging for … [Read more...]
A Guide for Dining Out in Spain Dining out in Spain can be confusing for visitors and expatriates alike. The crazy mealtimes, lack of menu translations, and the extensive variety of pork products we never even knew existed can make any seasoned gourmand a bit frustrated. Here … [Read more...]