In 1976, I came to discover the Running of the Bulls; 42 years later I still return year after year. Sometimes travelers wander into cities […]
Here are a few ways to find Spanish savings Spanish savings are a way of life. I return to Spain every year at least […]
Spain can surprise even seasoned travelers. The cultures of the Roman Empire, the medieval Arabs and the Celtic world are still wonderfully evident in Spain — if you look. The government has spent millions restoring crumbling monasteries and castles to create lodging for visitors. The mountains have snowcapped peaks within sight of cities where the temperature can register 90 degrees. And, the restaurants offer much more than paella and sangria.
Looming above the tight downtown streets of Granada, the Alhambra dominates the city skyline. This fortress-palace-garden preserves the most complete vestiges of the Moorish occupation of Spain.
Pamplona never sleeps during fiesta. Dancing, bands, wine, bull runs and bullfights combine with the diverse personalities of people from across the world to create an addictive atmosphere. The magic of this fiesta is the virtual suspension of time combined with a chance to live life minute by minute once one is swept into the unique world of Fiesta.
Valencia is a trading city. Founded by the Greeks hundreds of years before Christ, it later served as Rome’s gateway to its Iberian provinces. In […]
Nine of the best restaurants in Madrid, Spain, combine sophisticated and varied cuisine with pleasant surroundings. Here, in this gastronomy walk through the city, are presented restaurants worth stopping into for a bite or a complete meal.
Yesterday at noon in Pamplona, the mayor shot a rocket into the air from the balcony of the town hall and the fiesta de San Fermin burst into abandon. Thousand of locals and visitors started what is an eight-day, non-stop party in the streets of this northern Spanish town. Today, the first run of the bulls takes place. They will continue for another seven mornings.
The first running of the bulls, or the encierro, as they call it here in Pamplona is over. It is the first of eight mornings […]
Nothing against the Picasso Museum, but the shoe museum is one of those Odd Little Museums that make you feel at home in a strange city. In its honor, here is the first in a series of brief reports on my favorite Odd Little Museums. I hope other Consumer Traveler writers will share some from their own corners of the world.