• Food,  Spain

    How to Eat Tapas in Spain – Seville vs Granada

    I went to Andalucia Spain for the first time when I was 15.  I was part of a large group of around 100 teenagers, and we toured many of the great sites in southern Spain for 2 weeks. I was hardly a foodie at 15, so food was not the major focus of travel then like it is for me now.  Eating tapas in Spain is a foodie’s dream.  During…

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    Searching for The Best Alhambra Viewpoints

    The Alhambra is Granada Spain’s most famous and important site. This complex of fortresses, palaces, churches, and gardens sits atop a hill looking out across the city. Not only is The Alhambra spectacular to witness from the inside, but its hilltop setting offers many striking images from throughout the city. During our recent weeklong stay in Granada, I went out one evening for a brief walk. But as often happens…

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    3 Great Day Trips from Seville Spain

    Seville Spain is the perfect place to base a visit to the Andalucia region of Spain.  We recently spent 1 month in Andalucia, with more than half that time based in beautiful Seville.  Seville boasts some fantastic sites – its magnificent Cathedral, the Royal Alcazar, Plaza Espana, and the Jewish Quarter.  Plus, I absolutely loved the Seville food scene.  But, there are some great day trips to take from Seville,…

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    A Cave House in Spain’s Setenil de las Bodegas

    Nineteen beautiful whitewashed hilltop villages dot the landscape of Andalucia in a region northwest of Malaga and east of Seville.  These are collectively known as the Pueblos Blancos or White Villages of Andalucia.  Each has its own character and distinctive beauty. During our recent month-long stay in Spain, we spent 3 days driving through this region, gawking in wonder as each successive village appeared around the corner.  But what stands…

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    A Cooking Class in Seville Spain – Paella, Salmorejo, and More!

    When I travel, food is a huge focus for me. I want to understand and fully enjoy the cuisine of each new place. In fact, my preference is to start an international trip with a food tour – even before touring a city’s major sites! This was no different on a recent trip to Seville Spain. Before we toured the Cathedral or the Alcazar or the Plaza Espana, we went…