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Top 10 Day trips From Valencia, Spain

Sometimes the best things you can do when visiting a city is to get out of it.  We all know about the Versailles outside of Paris, but what other treasures like outside the city limits?  Sometimes we don’t have time, but when we do, a simple train or car ride can open up a whole […]

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Snorkling in Benissa, Spain

The town of Benissa is set back from the coast, but take the road along the ridge overlooking the Mediterranean and you’ll find little signs indicating Calas, coves where you can find the water’s edge, swim, and perhaps snorkle a bit. This small stretch is a snorkler’s paradise lined completely with small coves and a […]

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Lodging: Altea, Spain

AMAZING!!!  We found this on and paid 65 Euros/night for the “Superior Two-Bedroom Apartment” that slept 6 easily!  Book in advance for better rates.  The normal rate for this apartment would have been 175 Euros/night. Pierre & Vacances Altea Beach Puerto Deportivo Luis Campomanes, 03590 Altea (Show map)  Web: An excellent location right […]

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Easter in Spain

Over 5000 Spanish towns celebrate the Holy Week leading up to Easter with special cultural activities and street parades.  The “biggest” celebrations are in Andalucia, the southern most region of Spain, but you can find special events everywhere.  Just be prepared for something a little different. SOUVENIRS:  You will find very few Easter decorations here.  […]

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Granada and Beyond

Extreme sports, a lazy beach, city shopping, mountain culture, ensconced in history, filled with architectural wonders, alive with culture, a culinary paradise, this is Granada. Granada – Once the independent Emirate of Granada ruled by the Nasrid kings, this modern city of contrasts has a culture unique in Spain. The Cathedral is immense, bigger on […]

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Sandeman FREE Walking Tours

Reader Contribution… Check out the following website for specific cities: Sandeman offers free, English-speaking walking tours in major cities around Europe.  My father and I took their tour of Amsterdam, and it was incredibly informative and entertaining!  Our guide was veryengaging and was a wealth of information on the history and culture of Amsterdam.  […]

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Seville, Spain

Seville.  There is just something about Seville.  A rhythm, a feeling, something in the breeze that lifts you up and carries you away.  Tapas, flamenco, and an intensity of culture that is typical of Andalucia is concentrated here.  It’s a beautiful thing. Food:  Tapas!  Everything is delicious and the bakeries are much better than their […]

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Cordoba, Spain

Pick up a guide book or peruse a website and you can find a long list of museums and places to see, but for most travelers, the greatest sites are all found within the tiny city center within the old walls that lead into the tiny Jewish quarter.  Here you’ll find the second greatest Mosque […]

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Segunto – 25 min from Valencia

25 minutes outside of Valencia lies this amazing ruin looming above the town of Sagunto. A sprawling complex, you can easily spend 2 hours here climbing up and down steps over 2000 years old. The views of Valencia and the Med are fantastic. The place is beautiful. And… it’s FREE! An easy day with the […]

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Spain Travel Tips

Spain, rich in an intense mix of cultures, foods, colors, castle ruins from BC years. It’s overwhelming and amazing, and sometimes, oh so difficult just because their clock is seemingly from another planet and will not budge much, or ever for the American tourist who is hungry now. Yes, when planning your trip to Spain, […]

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