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Jun 17, 2019

Expanding on France this week. In the span of five years, I’ve traveled through 9 of the 13 regions of France. The area that has captured my soul is the French Riviera, the famous Cote d’Azur on the Mediterranean coast in southeast France. You can fly into Nice and take the train to any of the towns that dot the...

Jun 16, 2019

Focus on Andalusia in southern Spain. The crown jewels of Andalusia are Granada, Seville and Cordoba.
I took a day trip to Granada while I was in Costa Del Sol. The Alhambra is the most famous Moorish palace for good reason. Our guide was a storyteller and painted such compelling visions of the Alhambra...

Jun 15, 2019

Focus on Ibiza and Formentera, part of the Balearic Islands, an archipelago off the eastern coast of Spain.
To get to Formentera you have to take a ferry from Ibiza. We stayed one night in town so we could do some scuba diving. The only time I’ve ever been diving in Europe. The water was glorious....

Jun 14, 2019

Focus on Basque Country in northern Spain including San Sebastian and Bilboa. French side includes Biarritz. They share the sea and the Pyrenees mountains. 
Basque people spend more than twice as much of their disposable income on food as people do in the United States. 

Jun 13, 2019

Despite coming to Spain 7 years in a row, I’ve only been to 7 of the 17 autonomous communities because I return to and stay in Catalonia so often. 
I’m only fluent in English but have taught myself how to read menus in the languages of the countries I travel to most. So I can be lost but never...