2 Weeks in Italy with Kids: A family-friendly Itinerary

Intergenerational travel can be a wonderful way for families to connect. Traveling this way helps to maximize your vacation time. You don’t have to split vacations between family members and destinations—it brings your worlds together. And, relationships grow. It’s also a chance to prioritize time and experiences together over material things—a good lesson for the young and young at…

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Spain’s region of Andalucia is composed of eight provinces, stretching from the south-east to the south-west of the country, each one named for its capital city: Cadiz, Cordoba, Jaen, Huelva, Almeria, Malaga, Granada and Seville. Andalucia is the southernmost region of continental Europe; it is the largest region in Spain, and has the largest population, most…

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Visiting the big Andalusian cities of Seville, Cordoba and Granada in Southern Spain and looking to experience one or more of the famous white washed villages (pueblos blancos) of Andalusia? The dazzling white washed villages of Andalusia along the coastline and in the Sierras are charming and make for a perfect day trip from one…

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We’ve been designing custom itineraries of Spain for many years, and for the 28 years we lived in Spain, every time we had visitors (family and friends) we would take them to see the Alhambra, one of the most magical sights to experience in this part of the world. Over the years, we’ve garnered a…

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How to order wine in Spain. From the rustic taverns to the elegant Michelin-starred restaurants, wherever you go in Spain, you’ll want to order and enjoy amazing wines. Here are some of our practical tips and general insights into ordering wine in Spain. Ordering Wine in Spain 1 What’s On a Wine List in Spain So,…

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Spain is the world’s largest producer of wine and the country with the largest number of vineyards in the world. We love telling our clients that after cereals and olives, the grape is Spain’s most cultivated crop. Wine tours and tastings give you an insight into the makings of wine, cava and port. But, there’s…

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Torta del Casar

Spain Produces a Wide Variety of High Quality Cheeses Spain may not be as famous as its northern neighbor in the cheese world, but that is definitely due to a lack of marketing and not a lack of spectacular cheese! From creamy raw cow’s milk Arzúa to the sharp aged blends of sheep’s milk in cured Manchego, Spanish cheese runs…

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Buon Natale, Joyeux Noël, Merry Christmas, Feliz Navidad, Fröhliche Weihnachten Winter is a wonderful time to visit to truly immerse yourself in the culture of Christmas. Glühwein or Glögg? Gingery Lebkuchen or torrone? The festive period, and the season of Christmas markets, is upon us. Large or small, each market reflects the culture of the…

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Europe is the home of great wine. Countless wineries offer tastings and tours across hundreds of regions across the continent and you could easily spend the rest of your life wandering from one tasting room to another. But when your time in Europe is limited, you have to be more selective. Here are just A…

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windmills in consuegra in castilla la mancha

THE 17 WONDERFUL REGIONS OF SPAIN & Two Autonomous Cities: Ceuta and Melilla Many people who are new to Spain and not sure what to visit want to know about the best cities in Spain. But what if you don’t want to spend all your time on a train, joining the dots between Spain’s far-flung…

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