Why the Tower of Hercules in A Coruña, Spain Is a Unique UNESCO World Heritage Site

July 15, 2021 - Sin comentarios

PEDRE   The largest city of Spain’s green northwestern Galicia region is a fun as well as historic maritime queen, offering visitors an atmospheric old quarter with fantastic dining and nightlife as well as a fascinating cultural scene, mu...Leer más

Adventure in Cantabria, North Spain: Scaling its ‘Via Ferratas’

July 1, 2021 - Sin comentarios

Rudolf Ernst   In this blog over the years we've gone on at length about the many awesome allures of this region - some 5,000 square kilometres (1,931 sq. miles) worth of rolling, verdant hills; soaring mountains; some 90 beaches along more ...Leer más

Nature & Adventure on the Azores Island of São Miguel

June 24, 2021 - Sin comentarios

Mlenny   Portugal's answer to Spain's Canary Islands, the Azores are a nine-island grouping  1,529 kilometres (950 miles) out in the Atlantic Ocean west of the Iberian Peninsula. The largest (759km²/293 square mi.) and most populous of the...Leer más

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

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

5 Comely Coastal Communities in Asturias, in the Green North of Spain

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Photitos2016   The picturesque Cantabrian Sea towns and villages of Asturias in northern Spain, where the annual fishing season is now getting underway, are a key component of the appeal for visitors of a region whose tourism authorities hav...Leer más

The Cheesy Side of the Canary Islands

March 22, 2021 - Sin comentarios

  If you know anything about Spain, you're aware that it's crammed end to end full of tasty treats, and possibly that each region has its own distinctive local dishes and delicacies, from honey and ham to wine and cheese. The seven sun-dr...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

Getting into Hot Water & More in Ourense, Spain

January 13, 2021 - Sin comentarios

José Antonio Gil Martínez   Attention, thermal-spa lovers! There's plenty to float your boat in Spain - and in fact one of Europe's most prolific yet lesser known destinations for getting a nice hot soak amidst historic surroundings. Up ...Leer más

How Hotels Are Reinventing Themselves in the Madrid Region

December 30, 2020 - Sin comentarios

  There's no question that these last months have been very tough for everyone, but there are sectors that the pandemic is hitting even more, if that's possible, and the tourism sector may be the most representative, especially hamstrung ...Leer más

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