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The ‘White Villages’ of Andalusia

April 15, 2014 - Sin comentarios

Among the lower-key and higher-altitude glories of southern Spain are its charming hill towns, especially some two dozen whitewashed villages in the north of Malaga and especially Cadiz - and most particularly the Sierra de Grazalema mountain ran...Leer más

Extravagant Easter Week in Spain

April 11, 2014 - Sin comentarios

In Spain as in much of Europe, church attendance may have waned of late, but culturally it remains one of Europe’s most Catholic countries — perhaps never more so than during Easter week, a bigger deal here since the Middle Ages than in almos...Leer más

Denmark’s Delightful Smaller Cities

April 9, 2014 - Sin comentarios

You’ll be pleased to know it turns out that these days getting into the Viking spirit isn’t all that hard: you no longer have to board a narrow longboat with a lot of greasy, smelly chaps and pillage countrysides, but just hop on a jetliner to ...Leer más

Spain’s Luxury Spas

April 8, 2014 - Sin comentarios

Thermal spas and baths go back a long way in Spain, specifically 2,000 years to the era of colonisation by Greeks and Romans, and this fascination continued during the centuries of Moorish rule. Today there are more than 2,000 thermal springs in be...Leer más

Awesome April in Ronda Magazine

April 1, 2014 - Sin comentarios

Spring in springing and so is Ronda! As we start up some of our high-season routes, the magazine’s cover story this month focuses on one of the USA’s most distinguished cities, Boston, Massachusetts – historic and traditional yet simultaneously...Leer más

The Magnificent Stones of Girona

March 31, 2014 - Sin comentarios

Welcome back to Catalonia! Chances are you know at least a little something about Barcelona even if you’ve never been there. But what of Girona (or Gerona as it’s said in Spanish), the region’s second city, a train ride of a bit over an hour ...Leer más

Russafa, the SoHo of Valencia, Spain

March 25, 2014 - Sin comentarios

Yep, the signs are definitely there – the fashionable skinny glasses, the cool trainers, vintage threads for the girls, chin whiskers for the lads. Spain’s third largest city, known for both its ancient monuments and cutting-edge modern archite...Leer más

Brussels Sprouts Plenty of Appeal

March 24, 2014 - Sin comentarios

For some, Brussels doesn’t appear to offer all that much to admire – not just politically, but as a place to visit, with a bit of a reputation for being grey, boring, bureaucratic, even soulless. Like most stereotypes, blown way out of proporti...Leer más

A Pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela

March 18, 2014 - Sin comentarios

The capital of the green region of Galicia in Spain’s northwest corner, where in addition to Spanish they speak their own language, very similar to Portuguese, called Galego, at first glance Santiago de Compostela might come across as grandiose...Leer más

Dublin on St. Patrick’s Day… and Beyond

March 17, 2014 - Sin comentarios

If, as the old saw goes, everyone’s a little Irish on Lá Fhéile Pádraig, as they say in Gaelic (even yours truly just found some Emerald Isle heritage thanks to DNA testing!), what better occasion to visit the Iberia destination that’s the...Leer más

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