Guide to Visiting Castilla la Mancha

Mention ‘Toledo, Spain’ to anyone you know and you might get a response. Mention ‘Castilla-La Mancha‘ and chances are, you’ll receive a blank look and a shrug of the shoulders. La Mancha comes from the Arabic word al Manshah, meaning dry land. The vast area is some of the most travelled, yet least visited or…

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A Private Tour is one of the Safest Ways to Travel

As everyone navigates the ‘new normal’ of travel, there is a surge of interest in private vacations across the industry. Travelers are re-imagining future travel, with a renewed interest in discovering smaller, authentic and off the beaten path locations. At Travels with Audrey, we believe that a private tour is one of the safest ways to…

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What to See and Do in Andalucia, Spain

what to see and do in Andalucia Spain

Visiting Andalucia is always a good option. Art, culture, gastronomy, sports, a good climate. There are a number of things you can see and do in Andalucia. It doesn’t matter if it’s summer, winter, autumn or spring. Being a tourist in Andalusia is a pleasure at any time of the year. The autonomous community of…

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What to See and Do in Madrid

what to see and do in Madrid

While Madrid competes for attention against Barcelona’s trendy lifestyle and Spain’s sunny southern beaches, it is the Spanish capital’s diverse treasures that usually win hearts. From 17th-century plazas and world class art collections to flea markets and tapas festivals, there’s so much to explore and discover in Spain’s capital city. Whether you want to explore…

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Best Day Trips from Madrid

12 day trips from Madrid

Madrid stands at the very center of Spain- geographically, culturally and politically. Madrid capital not only offers the culture and good times of a sophisticated, modern city but it also retains the charm and elegance of its early years. The power and glory of Madrid is reflected in its parks, plazas, boulevards and in the…

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Andalucia Travel Guide

Travel Guide for the Spanish region of Andalucia

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,…

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The Most Beautiful White Washed Villages of Andalusia

white washed villages of andalucia

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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Tips for Visiting the Alhambra in Granada

insider tips for visiting the alhambra in granada

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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European Christmas Traditions

Christmas traditions in Europe

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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Ultimate Guide to the Regions of Spain

ultimate guide to the regions of spain

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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