Colombia & its Extraordinary Natural & Cultural Legacy

June 17, 2021 - Sin comentarios

R.M. Nunes   The landscapes of South America's fourth largest country -  more than five times the size of the United Kingdom and more than twice that of Texas - are amazingly varied, encompassing tropical jungles, temperate forests, plains,...Leer más

11 (Mostly Adventurous) Musts on Magical Madeira

June 10, 2021 - Sin comentarios

Henrique Seruca   Part of Portugal, this three-island Atlantic Ocean archipelago just over a thousand kilometres (some 670 miles) southeast of the Iberian Peninsula offers a a balmy,  subtropical climate (averaging 25º Celsius/77º Fahrenh...Leer más

The Eco Side of Faro, Capital of Portugal’s Algarve

May 21, 2021 - Sin comentarios

Alexander Savin   Not long ago, this blog covered the charms of the Algarve's capital (pop. 118,000) - its Vila Adentro historic quarter, its interesting museums, even the ruins of an ancient Roman villa nearby called Milreu. But the Far...Leer más

6 Lovely National Parks of Cantabria, in Spain’s Green North

March 17, 2021 - Sin comentarios

  When it comes to biodiversity and nature in general, few regions of Spain - indeed, much of Europe - can hold a candle to Cantabria, the diminutive region ensconced on the Bay of Biscay, part of the Atlantic Ocean, in the country's verd...Leer más

Escaping the Urban Jungle: Getaways in Nature in the Madrid Community

December 23, 2020 - Sin comentarios

  When most people hear "Madrid", they think of Spain's vibrant capital city, its culture and historic sights, its dining and shopping, its wild nightlife. But all around it in the larger Autonomous Community of Madrid lie delightful town...Leer más

A Delightful Rural Getaway in the Pasiegos Valleys of Cantabria, in Spain’s Green North

December 17, 2020 - Sin comentarios

  As we’ve often reported in this blog, the communities stretching across northern Spain – especially Asturias, the Basque Country, Cantabria, and Galicia – offer visitors dramatically different landscapes and climate to much of the...Leer más

Unplugged Paradise: Panama’s San Blas Islands

November 25, 2020 - Sin comentarios

  hanohiki   Panama of course has no shortage of islands, ravishing beaches, and secluded paradises. But this archipelago of around 365 islands and cays (barely 50 of them inhabited) spread over some 300 square kilometres (100 sq. mile...Leer más

En Route in Green Cantabria, Spain & its Picos de Europa Mountains

November 12, 2020 - Sin comentarios

  City breaks are of course fascinating and stimulating, but sometimes you just want to get away from it all amid nature - especially in a green mountain setting of forests, fields, and fresh, crisp air. And the autonomous community of Ca...Leer más

César Manrique’s Landmark Lanzarote Cactus Garden Marks 30 Years

August 4, 2020 - Sin comentarios

  BremecR   The Canary Islands have been marked by the legacy of one of its most beloved native sons, the 20th-century architect, artist, and conservationist César Manrique (1919-1992), who besides creating marvelous buildings and s...Leer más

How the Eco-paradise Galápagos Islands Stay Eco-friendly

February 24, 2020 - Sin comentarios

Diego Delso     As concern for our shared global biosphere rises, many are taking it to heart when it comes to travel, as well. Along with booming ecotourism, both providers and consumers in the travel and tourism sector are looking ...Leer más

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