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Bardenas Reales, Navarra

If you are looking for a moon-like landscape, then you have come to the right place- Bardenas Reales is exactly that. This natural park is so well-hidden, that most people, Spanish or foreign, have never heard of it. It is also in such a middle-of-nowhere location, that finding accommodations to meet your needs can be […]

Málaga Province, Andalucía

Andalucía, especially Málaga province holds a special place in my heart, as my husband is from Málaga and we got married there last summer!  Costa del Sol is a touristy area, as many northern-Europeans see this as the ideal vacation spot due to the year-round temperate climate and the strong sun. The province of Málaga […]

Comunidad de Madrid

When you first think about traveling to Madrid, chances are you imagine a big city, tall buildings, charming facades, tapas, etc, however Madrid isn’t all skyscrapers and pavement! The Comunidad de Madrid has some beautiful towns and natural parks that are great for a day trip or weekend getaway (especially during Covid-19 times when state […]

Pontevedra, Galicia

This post is near and dear to my heart, as I lived in Pontevedra for one year, my first year in Spain! I was looking for a small, charming city, in Galicia, close to the ocean and the mountains, and it really lived up to its expectations! Yes, Galicia can be rainy, but it is […]

Alicante, Comunidad Valenciana

Alicante is not exactly an off the beaten track location- it is a large-ish city in Spain, and is also a province on the East coast of Spain. It is home to some not-so-hidden-“gems” such as Benidorm and Torrevieja, however, it also boasts some beautiful, lesser known locations that this post will focus on, such […]

Sierra de Gredos, Castilla y León

Sierra de Gredos is a mountain range in Central Spain, split between the two Comunidades Autonomas (regions) of Castilla y Leon and Extremadura. I have heard that both sides are equally as beautiful, but have only been to the Castilla y Leon side.  This area has many small charming towns, and is home to numerous […]

Cabo de Gata, Andalucía

Cabo de Gata, a protected area that encompasses a good part of the Almería coastline, is the perfect mix of desert and beach, and has always stood out to me as a unique getaway within Spain. Not only does it have an amazing climate almost all year round, it is difficult to get to, but […]

Calatañazor, Soria

Soria is a nature-seekers Paradise. A province of Spain that has a large rural depopulation problem, to me, is a hidden gem. Although it is only 2.5 hours from Madrid, I felt like a was transported to another world, in a good way. I love the way small towns maintain old traditions- in a way, […]

La Rioja

Wine Country- Logroño, Haro, and Ezcaray If you are a red wine lover, look no further than an escape to La Rioja, where the La Rioja wines are made. Not only is the wine delicious (and cheap), the vineyards and their staff are extremely welcoming and hospitable. I have been to La Rioja on two […]

About Me

A born and raised New Yorker, I moved to Spain in 2013 for what I thought was going to be a one-year gig. Little did I know, I would meet my now husband and years later, I am still here- living and working in Madrid. When it comes to the day to day, I am […]

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