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Down on the Farm at Segovia’s La Granja Palace

October 12, 2015 - Sin comentarios

Regal statuary, elaborate ornamental fountains, façades approaching the grandeur of France's Versailles Palace (after which it was modeled). Less than an hour's drive north of Madrid in the province of Segovia, the Royal Palace of La Granja de San...Leer más

The ‘Madre’ of All Flamenco Tours

October 8, 2015 - Sin comentarios

Ready for some true Spanish duende (soul)? The song, dance, music, and rhythms of flamenco still permeate much of Spain - but especially its south, in Andalusia and neighbouring Murcia. And if you're lucky enough to be a one of several Spanish cit...Leer más

Zarzuela – Spain’s Homegrown Operetta

October 7, 2015 - Sin comentarios

If it’s autumn, it must be zarzuela season in Spain! An engaging hybrid that can include spoken drama, operetta, folk music, popular ditties, dancing, and comedy, it dates back to the early 17th century, and is believed to take its name from th...Leer más

The Excitingly Mod Side of Seville

September 29, 2015 - 1 comentario

There are few cities in Spain - perhaps even in all of Europe - which have experienced such radical transformation in the last three decades as the capital of Andalusia. Furthermore, Seville has managed to achieve that progress and become a leader in...Leer más

57 Top Spots for Snorkelling/Diving

September 25, 2015 - Sin comentarios

If you’re like me, you’re absolutely entranced by the otherworldliness of what lies off our planet’s shores, you try to don mask and fins and take the plunge into the big blue every chance you get. And Iberia offers so many different destin...Leer más

A Pact to Enjoy Warsaw

September 22, 2015 - Sin comentarios

Back in the bad old days of the Cold War, Warsaw was one of the main names associated with the Communist bloc thanks to the fact that its military alliance was called the Warsaw Pact. With today’s peace and prosperity under a mixed economy, the c...Leer más

Lleida, Catalonia’s Splendid Under-the-Radar Province

September 21, 2015 - Sin comentarios

For holidaymakers, of the great Autonomous Community of Catalonia’s four provinces, Barcelona tends to get most of the attention, closely followed by Tarragona and Girona. But west of these, Catalonia’s largest province (12,150 square kilome...Leer más

A Cantabria Star of the Way of St. James

September 17, 2015 - Sin comentarios

You've no doubt heard of northern Spain's Camino de Santiago (Way of St. James), the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela. And quite likely, too, the north's region of Cantabria. But did you know that one of the most revered sections of th...Leer más

10 Especially Affordable #IberiaDestinations

September 15, 2015 - Sin comentarios

Rising prices are of course an unavoidable fact of life, but for those of us bitten by the travel bug, fortunately there remain a surprising number of bargains scattered across this big, wonderful world of ours. They embrace all kinds of exper...Leer más

10 Top City Breaks for Senior Travel

September 11, 2015 - Sin comentarios

One of the many marvellous features travel today is the ever expanding options and destinations open to my generation – baby boomers in our 60s and beyond – a generation that possibly more than any other in history has retained its vigour and...Leer más

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