6 of Spain’s Most Spectacular Golf Courses

October 20, 2016 - Sin comentarios

photo | photogolfer With more than 300 golf courses, sunny Spain can boast some of the world’s best and most pleasingly sited. And though summer may be high season, hitting the links is in many ways an even lovelier experience in autumn and win...Leer más

Dramatic São Vicente Cape in Portugal’s Algarve

October 18, 2016 - Sin comentarios

photo | enversevilla As we pointed out in our survey of Portugal's Algarve region recently, this sweet, 200-kilometre (167-mile) stretch of Atlantic Ocean coastline is packed with all manner of amazing beaches, from buzzing to nearly deserte...Leer más

Germany For Skiing/Winter Sport? Jawohl!

October 14, 2016 - Sin comentarios

photo | canadastock Most skiers and snowboarders don’t associate Germany with skiing. But in fact there are no fewer than 293 ski resorts in Germany. Almost half are in Bavaria, including Garmisch-Partenkirchen, the only one of true internat...Leer más

Great Expectations – and Surprises – in Cornwall

October 6, 2016 - Sin comentarios

photo | Shutterstock More than a few non-Brits have at least vaguely heard of a place called Cornwall – maybe even that its duke is Prince Charles and its duchess Camilla (née Parker-Bowles), and that it's in the southwest of England. If they'r...Leer más

Surfing? Can’t Go Wrong in Cantabria, Spain

October 4, 2016 - Sin comentarios

When it comes to surfing in Spain, the green coast up along the Atlantic Ocean's Bay of Biscay looms large, and nowhere larger than the lovely beaches of the Cantabria region and its capital Santander, where the season lasts all year long. (more...Leer más

Apple Cider Is a Thing in Spain’s Basque Country, Too

September 26, 2016 - Sin comentarios

      photo | Alberto Elosegi/ARGIA.com Several weeks ago I poured you some refreshing sidra (cider) from northern Spain’s Principality of Asturias. But as we move into autumn apple-harvest season (to be followed by peak cider-drinking seaso...Leer más


September 23, 2016 - Sin comentarios

photo | Aktron/Wikimedia Commons As one of the great hsitoric cities of the world, the capital of Hungary feels naturally cinematic (and certainly the locals are film buffs par excellence). Over the years, Budapest has served as a go-to for fi...Leer más

Spain Has an Indie Rock Capital, and Granada Is It

September 20, 2016 - Sin comentarios

photo | aodaodaodaod Glorious old Granada, Andalusia is on the small side as Spanish cities go (pop. 238,000), and its city coat of arms declares it to be "noble, loyal, renowned, great, celebrated, and heroic". I'd also add to that lovely, a...Leer más

Europe’s Other Beer Powerhouse: the Czech Republic

September 16, 2016 - Sin comentarios

photo | Jekurantodistaja Ach, du liebe! It’s that sudsy time of year again, as Germany’s Oktoberfest is upon us. When many of us think “beer”, Deutschland naturally springs readily to mind – and for some, perhaps also Belgium, known for...Leer más

Madrid’s Thyssen Museum Showcases Undersung French Impressionist

September 14, 2016 - Sin comentarios

Unless you're a dedicated aficionado of French Impressionism and/or 19th-century art history, you'd be excused for not being familiar with the name of Monsieur Gustave Caillebotte (1848-1894) - even though you may very well recognise a work or tw...Leer más

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