Get a Piece of the Rock: Inimitable Gibraltar

May 27, 2016 - Sin comentarios

One of Europe's quirkier enclaves - as well as its last remaining colony - is a singular bit of business stuck down at the foot of Andalusia. And if you happen to be in the neighbourhood - especially the Costa del Sol, many of whose main resort ...Leer más

La Gomera: the ‘Whistling’ Canary Island

May 19, 2016 - Sin comentarios

The first time I visited La Gomera was in 2012 for The Independent, following an invitation from the minister for tourism. I had a pair of concerns, however, to raise with the good señor: A. I don’t drive, and B. I’m a vegetarian. No worries, ...Leer más

The Exotic Churches of Bulgaria

May 16, 2016 - Sin comentarios

When you think of travel to Bulgaria, what comes to mind first? For me, one of the cool things about visiting this fetching little Balkan country is its touches of exoticism, part of an ancient cultural heritage that stretches back to 5,000 BC, an...Leer más

30 Years of Agritourism in Spectacular Asturias, Spain

May 12, 2016 - Sin comentarios

Spain's northern region of Asturias is a largely green, bucolic land, today reknowned for among other things its outdoorsy appeal, including agritourism and adventure tourism. But 'twas not always so. Far from it - as recently as the 1990s, ...Leer más

Handsome Bergen, Norway’s Most Historic City

May 9, 2016 - Sin comentarios

On a recent tour of Oslo and Norway's fjords, I had the pleasure of spending some time in this country's second city, a seven-hour drive or (notoriously scenic) train ride from the capital - and what a sweet little gem I found it to be! Well, if ...Leer más

An Introduction to Portugal’s Algarve

May 4, 2016 - Sin comentarios

Spain’s petite next-door neighbour is a seemingly endless source of fascinating and pleasure for visitors, but Portugal's most popular area with sun-seeking holidaymakers for generations has been its southernmost region, the 4,997-square-kilom...Leer más

Aranjuez’s Strawberry Train Forever

May 2, 2016 - Sin comentarios

Did you know that the very first train in what is today the Community of Madrid, the region surrounding Spain’s capital city, was one built in 1851 to connect Madrid to Aranjuez, a town that was a spring and autumn retreat for the royal family? ...Leer más

Scintillating Spirits of Spain

April 29, 2016 - Sin comentarios

These days, the fact that Spanish cuisine has become one of the most acclaimed worldwide is no secret: people travel by the thousand to the country’s main cities to sample the essence of culinary tourism and indulge their taste buds. Let’s not fo...Leer más

Soaking Up the Thermal Baths of Budapest, Hungary

April 28, 2016 - Sin comentarios

One of my very favorite things to do in Budapest when I spent some time there a few years ago was to spend a nice, soothing afternoon at a wonderful old fürdő (bath house). In the day and age of the elaborate luxury spa, old-fashioned bath ...Leer más

Cantabria’s Star Turn in the Movies

April 26, 2016 - Sin comentarios

The sometimes moody beauty of this verdant land in Spain’s north has provided many an atmospheric backdrop for films in recent years, especially thanks to director Alejandro Amenábar, who came up here to shoot the likes of the 2015 crime thril...Leer más

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