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Spain’s 20 Niftiest Nude Beaches

May 27, 2015 - Sin comentarios

Thinking of coming to the playa in Spain this summer? Well, if you're also a fan of all-over tans, nude beaches mark 40 years in this country, which has sprouted a whopping 400 where you can swim starkers and sun your bum to your heart's content....Leer más

The Stunning Nature Reserves of Asturias

May 21, 2015 - Sin comentarios

This blog surveyed the impressive diversity of Principality of Asturias, in Spain's green north, not long ago, but this time we'd like to focus especially on the green part - some of its spectacular great outdoors, in the form of the If th...Leer más

Impressions of Normandy

May 19, 2015 - Sin comentarios

Tucked along the top of France's northwest corner, la Normande has a few things in common with northern Spain's Galicia and Asturias, such as its cool, damp weather for much of the year; its cider and maritime traditions; its long-ago Celtic he...Leer más

10 Top Europe Summer Festivals

May 18, 2015 - Sin comentarios

Europe's festival season is warming up, when the hills are alive with the sound of music (and more, plus the valleys and cities, too) as some of the world's most beloved annual music festivals and other culture-paloozas get ready to let it rip. ...Leer más

Madrid’s Iconic Fiestas of San Isidro

May 14, 2015 - Sin comentarios

If it's mid-May in Madrid, it must be - the Fiesta de San Isidro Labrador!  Back in 1788, the great Francisco de Goya's painting Meadow of San Isidro (below) depicted lace-trimmed dresses, parasols, stylish hats, and fields filled with peopl...Leer más

The Michelin-Star Restaurants of Iberia’s Chefs

May 13, 2015 - Sin comentarios

A couple of weeks ago, this blog covered Spain's most prestigious restaurants. This time, we've saved a quartet of very special eateries run by the quartet of highly acclaimed chefs who make up the culinary design team behind Iberia’s Business P...Leer más

Homage to Catania, a Sicily Sizzler

May 11, 2015 - Sin comentarios

Since Iberia flights via Madrid are starting here in July, it's a good time to take a look at this distinguished city - Sicily's second largest (pop. 316,000) - on the island's east coast. Despite (or perhaps because of) being eternally in the...Leer más

York, England & Its Medieval Magnificence

May 7, 2015 - Sin comentarios

Now is the winter of our discontent/Made glorious summer by this sun of York. — William Shakespeare, Richard III For visitors to England, when it comes to cities London often (and understandably) gets most of the attention. But especially ...Leer más

11 Top Gardens in #IberiaDestinations

May 4, 2015 - 1 comentario

As they say, April showers bring May flowers (at least in much of the northern hemisphere). And none are more spectacularly arranged than in the symphonically orchestrated extravaganzas of some of the world's greatest gardens. Here are a handfu...Leer más

13 of Spain’s Top A-List Restaurants

May 1, 2015 - Sin comentarios

While home to a complex and scrumptious traditional cuisine (or perhaps better put, cuisines) with roots going back more than a thousand years to the Moors and even the Visigoths, in recent Spanish food has famously also become a gastronomic hot...Leer más

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