5 Top Spots to Explore the Ancient Roman Legacy of Spain

November 27, 2015 - Sin comentarios

The mighty Roman Empire started gradually invading and turning the Iberian Peninsula into Hispania in the first two centuries BC a pax romana that would last till the 4th century AD, when it started to lose ground to barbarian tribes such as the...Leer más

Art, Wine & Graves in the Caves of Greece’s Milos Island

November 23, 2015 - Sin comentarios

The southernmost of the Cycladic Islands of the Aegean Sea – perhaps best known as the source of the Louvre’s immortal Venus de Milo – Milos’ most authentic and historic approach is from the sea. Coming into port aboard a commercial ferry...Leer más

Gothenburg, Sweden’s Sweet Second City

November 19, 2015 - Sin comentarios

How many cities in Sweden – or for that matter, anywhere in Scandinavia – can you name outside the country's capital? For many of us, the answer is few if any. And yet, the smaller places like Denmark’s Aarhus, Bergen in Norway, and Sweden...Leer más

Exploring the Basque Country’s Spectacular Coast

November 16, 2015 - Sin comentarios

The north of Spain is known for its green, mystical lands, imbued with its ancestral past and singularly lovely landscapes - especially along its coast. There's no better example than the easternmost of the Basque Country's three provinces, Gipuz...Leer más

World Olive Oil Capital Jaén Also a Cultural Treasure

November 12, 2015 - 1 comentario

One of my earliest memories of Spain - lo, these many years ago - was jumping a high school trip in Andalusia to visit (with permission of all concerned, of course) a pen pal in a somewhat isolated, provincial backwater - but one filled with ven...Leer más

Navigli, Milan’s Cool Canal District

November 10, 2015 - Sin comentarios

When it comes to canals in Italy, Venice pretty understandably gets almost all the love. But southeast of Milan's city centre one of the city's most atmospheric districts derives no small part of its charm from its own canals.  (more…...Leer más

Where Spain Began: Venerable Valladolid

November 4, 2015 - Sin comentarios

Settled by Celtic peoples even before the Romans ruled the peninsula they called Hispania, the capital of today’s autonomous community of Castile and León holds a special place in this country’s history. It was the first capital of Castile, ...Leer más

Hunting Witches in Navarre

October 30, 2015 - Sin comentarios

The forests here are lovely, verdant forests, but also exude an aura of mystery - and not just because of the sounds of the animals and the wind in the trees. Up in the north of the of Spain's ethnically Basque autonomous community of Navarre, n...Leer más

Antwerp a Belgian Bonanza

October 26, 2015 - Sin comentarios

Yet another European city tracing its roots back to a settlement of the Roman Empire, the Flanders (Dutch Belgium) city of Antwerpen (Anvers in French) started coming into its own in the late 15th century, and by the 16th had come to be Europe’...Leer más

17 Top Cooking Classes in 6 Iberia Destinations

October 23, 2015 - 5 comentarios

Returning from holiday, many foodies’ suitcases are inevitably jammed with local treats, ingredients, and cooking implements, ready to recreate amazing dishes at home.  Taste and food can instantly transfer us back to that spiced-filled souk, ...Leer más

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