Category Archives: Spain

A Leisurely Drive Through the Middle Ages in Spain

By Jean and Peter Richards A leisurely drive through rural Spain became a week-long trip through the Middles Ages with modern amenities. We were easily seduced to rest in historic castles, convents and palaces, sip drinks in courtyards and savor … Continue reading

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Three Memorable Medieval Towns in the Heart of Spain

By Peter and Jean Richards Our recent trip through Castile and Aragon in Spain left us with particularly vivid memories of three wonderfully preserved medieval towns. In retrospect, they merged in our minds as the visual trinity of the trip. … Continue reading

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TIP: Desayunos en España

By Peter and Jean Richards If you do not want a large breakfast while touring in Spain, you can savor a lot of local atmosphere and save quite a bit of money by having your desayunos in a bar near … Continue reading

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Pleasures Reigned in Spain on a Tour of the Northwest

By Jean and Peter Richards When a trip is perfect, it can be difficult to sort out its pleasures — the interesting sights, the comforts of lodging, the good things to eat. When they come complete with sunny skies and … Continue reading

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TIP: Become an Amigo of the Paradores and Check the Website

By Peter & Jean Richards UPDATE 5 June 2013: We have been told by a reader that the free parking benefit is no longer being offered. The Paradors are experiencing economic difficulties. We would suggest you check on the current … Continue reading

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Faith & Penelope

We do a lot of research for our trips, and we carry a lot of material with us. Two country-specific books on food have become bibles to us for their respective nations. We affectionally and respectfully refer to them by … Continue reading

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