Tag Archives: Spain

The Real Story: One Week of Adventure in the Pyrenees, Spain

I’ve just left Iceland for the snowy slopes of the Pyrenees in Northern Spain. As much as I’m reluctant to leave the glaciers and volcanoes behind, the Pyrenees is calling out to me with the promise of more adventures, good food and quirky corners to be discovered. This is a part of Spain that I’ve [...]

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Finding Surprises in Granada, Spain

I love surprises. Seriously, who doesn’t? This summer I was treated to a beautiful surprise, one that definitely left an imprint in my memories. On the night before our wedding, I was dashing around Granada, doing some last-minute preparations, when a surprise came knocking on our door. A luxury heritage hotel …

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Daily Travel Snapshot: Ibiza, Spain

While summer’s here, I’m sharing this photo taken in summer of 2004 on the island of Ibiza, Spain.

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Daily Travel Snapshot: Asilah, Morocco

A blue Arabic gate in the seaside town of Asilah, Morocco.

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Daily Travel Snapshot: Valencia, Spain

Night view of the historical centre of Valencia, Spain.

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Experiencing Madrid Like a Local

Just last month, I spent a few days in the sizzling heat of Madrid to catch up with a good friend who’d come all the way from Canada to Spain for our wedding. We both used to live in the bustling Spanish capital, where we spent most of our time …

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Daily Travel Snapshot: Panorama of a beach town in Almeria, Spain

Panoramic view of the beach town of Aguadulce in Almeria, Spain.

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Daily Travel Snapshot: Lanzarote, Spain

Giant cacti amidst the deserts of Lanzarote island, Spain.

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7 of the Most Famous Walking Trails in the World

// Last autumn, I was on Jeju island, South Korea to attend the first ever World Trail Conference. Trail experts from around the world shared interesting information about their trails, stirring my interest in traipsing these trails. I’ve barely covered any of them, but after talking to these trail experts, I’m pretty sure I’ll be [...]

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Wine Tourism in Costa Brava

// One of the highlights of my recent jaunt through Costa Brava, Spain, was the exquisite food and wine: our meals were made up of fresh Mediterranean food, punctuated with some of the best wines in the world – from Priorat wine to Freixenet cava (Spanish version of champagne). At Celler Martin Faixo, we sampled [...]

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Walking Catalonia: La Garrotxa Volcanic Natural Park

From the rugged coastline of Costa Brava, we head inland towards the volcanic area of Garrotxa. Contrary to most people’s beliefs, this part of Spain is not just all beaches and resorts – there’s a whole world of nature and medieval towns to explore. A good place to start is …

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Sailing Costa Brava: A Journey into Spanish Gastronomy, Music and Culture

Cala Lliris, Tamariu, Costa Brava

Onboard our sailboat, we let our bodies sway to the movement of the waves and the sound of the gentle breeze. Watching the port of Palamós slowly disappear before us, we listen intently as Captain Joan shares  stories from the past, “This boat was built in the colonial days. It’s since been …

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This Week in Travel: Girona Flower Festival

colorful tulips in Girona, temps de flors, Costa Brava

Early this week, I found myself in one of my favorite cities in Spain, Girona, to witness the annual flower festival in is full glory. From 7 to 15 May 2011, the city of Girona will be splashed in rainbow colors as flowers take over its streets and plazas. …

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Costa Brava in Pictures – The Best of Spain in One Region

Panorama of Cala dels Lliris, Tamariu

I’m suffering a serious bout of post-trip depression after spending one of the best weeks of my life in Costa Brava, Spain. A trip jam-packed with once-in-a-lifetime experiences: from skydiving in Empuriabrava to meeting one of the world’s best chef Ferran Adria to diving deep into history with Dali’s …

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Adventure Travel: Skydiving in Costa Brava

plunging off the plane

Heart reeling and legs shaking, I’m standing at the edge of the aircraft, about to take the plunge at 4,000m above the ground. Looking out of the plane’s opened door, my head spins deliriously while the strong wind slaps me back into reality. Green fields, snow-peaked mountains and buildings …

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