I sort of feel like I spent the last 4 weeks at a Renaissance Fair without the costumes. I’ve been in the Costa Brava Spain area working on a Medieval town project that has had me photographing more old stones than you can ever imagine! One would think that I’d get tired of photographing brick […]
Things to do in Spain
My Spanish Loves:
Discovering the next great geographical area for villas, food, landscapes, and relaxation – Costa Brava in Catalan.
Taking in the colors, shapes, sounds and smells of the La Boqueria market in Barcelona.
Observing the racing fan culture at the Formula 1 race in Valencia.
A big part of my time in Spain was spent walking the Camino de Santiago – a 500 mile, 33 day hike from Pamplona to Santiago.
Hotels in Spain:
I discovered the benefits of staying in an apartment with Oh Barcelona – getting away from the touristy areas and into the local culture, saving money by cooking my own meals and being able to deeply explore my little neighborhood.
Food in Spain:
I had a lovely day with Albert at La Barretina discovering an off the beaten path culinary delight in Spain.
I experienced a meal I will never forget at the best restaurant in the world.
If you love oogling over pictures of gorgeous landscapes and inspiring architecture, you should get yourself over to my Spain picture gallery right away. Vamos!
Finishing Business on the Camino de Ronda
Have you ever traveled somewhere and while there you learned of new areas to see or things to do, but you didn’t have time to include it in your first trip? It happens to me all the time; I go to a place, get a deeper understanding of it, and say – I have to […]
Inhale the Girona Flower Festival
I can smell it wafting through my window, the perfume of fresh roses tickling my nose and stirring me from my morning slumber. As if a prince tip-toed into my room to wake me up. Birds chirp, the sun is shining, and flowers petals are everywhere – falling from the sky like a spring shower. […]
You’ve Been Making Gin and Tonics Wrong
I stood there dumbfounded, my mind was racing; how could have I got this all wrong my whole life? I’m in denial as I listen to bar owner and Chef, Ramona Pau, walk us through the steps of making a gin and tonic. It was sort of like when I learned that kissing a boy […]
Where to Eat in the Spanish Pyrenees
One of the universal things we all have to do in the world no matter what religion, sex, age, or culture is eat and drink. And some places just do it better than others. Sure – there’s countries and regions that make great food and have plenty of famous chefs, like America, but then there […]
Luxury Costa Brava Holidays
Everyone wants to know how to save money these days, we look for sales, groupons, budget travel, and countries with great exchange rates. But for those of you with a wad of cash burning a hole in your pocket that you just have to get rid of, then I’ve got the vacation for you. Forget […]
Things to do in the Pyrenees
A region filled with mountain villages, snowy peaks, and dormant volcanoes is bound to be full of adventure. Whether it’s soft adventure, cultural adventure, or heart pounding adventure, there are plenty of things to do in the Pyrenees. In fact, the Spanish Pyrenees has something for everyone! Read the entire article on my website… +133 […]
Why You Should Travel to the Spanish Pyrenees
What are we going to do today? Someone in our group asks. “Eat, drink, and enjoy life.” Came the reply. We all smile because we know it’s true. Travel in Catalonia, specifically the Pyrenees and Costa Brava, is about enjoying simple pleasures. And they have pleasure in abundance; there’s so much of it that I […]
Catalonia From Above
There’s something poetic about experiencing a region from above, it’s like seeing the puzzle all put together as opposed to the little pieces that you digest one at a time on the ground. My hot air balloon ride in Catalonia Spain provided a unique perspective of the Pryenees. See Catalonia from above here. +164 […]
Week In-stagram Review Costa Brava
The last 2 weeks the landscapes of Costa Brava filled my Instagram feed. Take one look and you’ll see why – wispy clouds, foggy afternoons, blissful sunsets, and green valleys abound. The area got the term Costa Brava as it means ‘rough coast’. Costa Brava is not an official government province, it’s simply the name […]