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Animal Conservation in Spain

By Bianka Cramblit

When travelers dream of Spain, most think about wandering down cobblestone alleys, listening to the Spanish guitar, and drinking wine under the shadows of a towering medieval cathedral. However, it’s a mistake to think of Europe only in terms of its beautiful cities and centuries of human history. There is … Read more   Read more

Spain Conservation
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Tenerife- The Wild Side of Spain

By Bianka Cramblit

One hundred miles off the coast of the Southern coast of Morocco lies The Canary Islands. These eight one-of-a-kind islands will charm you so much that you might start searching for early retirement options on your flight back.   Read more

Spain Food & Drink History
Santa Iglesia Catedral de Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion y de San Frutos Photo: Tania Banerjee

Romans, cathedrals, and fairytales

By Tania Banerjee

The air hangs heavy with moisture. The illusion of stillness is the prelude before the story unfolds. Frowns appear in the sky. 2,000 years ago, the dramatic sky would have convinced the inhabitants of God’s wrath. Redundant chimneys of the slate-roofed houses stand as remnants of the past, but they … Read more   Read more

Spain Architecture History The Arts
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The Basque Country – Beauty & Independence

By Bianka Cramblit

The proud capital of Spain’s Basque region, Bilbao, is a place where culture, history, and mouthwatering gastronomy surround you. Their storied history and decades spent fighting to retain their unique culture have shaped it to be the one-of-a-kind city it is today.   Read more

Spain Insights History
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Spain As We Know It, Thanks to the Moors

By Bianka Cramblit

Strolling through the southern Spanish city of Sevilla on a sunny early spring day, the sweet smells of orange blossoms surround you as they waft through the air. These fragrant fruit trees flourish in the cobble-stoned streets and bring color to the beautiful Royal Alcázar of Seville.   Read more

Spain Religious Travel History
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Asturias: Spain’s Most Overlooked Region

By Bianka Cramblit

Where can you wake up in the morning to the pitter-patter of raindrops falling onto the lush, green mountainside while the bagpipes play in the distance? Scotland seems the obvious answer, but if you trade the kilts and haggis for jamón (ham) and bulls, you might be surprised to find … Read more   Read more

Spain Food & Drink History
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Traces of the Civil War In Madrid

By Bianka Cramblit

It’s hard to imagine that the capital city of a country as welcoming and vibrant as Spain was under dictator rule until as recently as 1975. A nation that was torn apart by civil war has slowly been brought back together to what it is now — a place full … Read more   Read more

Spain LGBTQ History

What a snack from southern Spain tells you about religious persecution

By David Pope

I was eating my favourite sandwich in a tapas bar in Seville when my mind was blown. The sandwich in question was a montadito de pringá—a mix of spiced pulled pork, chorizo, and morcilla (Spanish blood sausage) on a bread roll. It’s a typical bar snack in southern Spain, and every Spanish granny has … Read more   Read more

Spain Religious Travel Food & Drink History
Descent to Tagana. Photo: Diana Condrea

Tenerife Off the Beaten Track: Five Ideas to Escape the Crowds

By Diana Condrea

The volcanic island of Tenerife, the largest and most diverse of the Canary Island Archipelago, is a fabulous year-round destination with record-breaking numbers of visitors each year. With over six million tourists in 2017, Tenerife, known as the island of the eternal spring for its year-round warm temperatures, is one … Read more   Read more

Spain Off the Beaten Path Architecture
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The Architectural Delights of Barcelona

By Simone Galic

Barcelona is one of the most visited cities in the world, and once you’ve had a glimpse of the architecture it’s easy to see why. Famed for its unique and stunning buildings, Barcelona is a step above the rest when it comes to taking stylish city breaks. With beautiful sights … Read more   Read more

Spain Architecture
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8 Hours in Madrid: THE LAYOVER

One of my favorite “Instagrammers,” dsjasonnam, had a long layover in Madrid on his way to Mallorca. Knowing he would have an extended period of time in a city he’d never visited before he naturally reached out to his follower base for recommendations. Upon finding out he would be in … Read more   Read more

Spain Experiences
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Barcelona offers magic around every corner

By Pan Martinez

I have traveled for many years, trekking across mountain passes in war torn countries, hacking my way through jungles filled with butterflies the size of postcards and wandering in big cities where the metro is more complicated than performing brain surgery. But there is one place I always seem to … Read more   Read more

Spain Off the Beaten Path Architecture History
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Asturias – “Green Spain”

By Jackie Jones

The Asturias region is often dubbed ‘Green Spain’ thanks to the diverse wilderness of the region. It is one of the most charming areas which still remain in the shade of southern beaches and cities like Madrid or Barcelona.   Read more

Spain Adventure Food & Drink Sustainability
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Alhambra: A Islamic treasure in Southern Spain

By Tonya Fitzpatrick

Among the great architectural miracles of Spain, one place breathes exuberance and style, representing one of the most beautiful structures made by man. The palace of Alhambra is one of the most popular tourists destinations in Spain, with millions of visitors each year. The historical palace and fortress of Alhambra … Read more   Read more

Spain Religious Travel History Preservation