Spain at your feet – a hiker’s paradise by Elaine Samson

Spain is literally at your feet …hiking is a fabulous way to get to know Spain in a more up-close-and-personal way.  It is a great way to explore Madrid, discover historic towns, see lots of different scenery, get great exercise, and meet interesting new people.  Living in Spain introduced me to hiking and it is now […]

Plasencia…By Kirsty Leggatt

In August we visited Plasencia, a lovely town in Western, Spain about 2.5 hours drive from Madrid. It’s a medieval walled city on the famous “Silver Route”. Main city sites: Catedral de Plasencia The remains of a Roman Aqueduct The city walls with six gates in all The museum (located near the Cathedral) Various other […]

Safari Madrid…By Heather Taylor

Looking to get out of the city for a day? I am always surprised how many people have yet to hear about Safari Madrid (, but that is probably because any random day off from school my girls and I head off to the Safari. Safari Madrid has a little bit of everything. Upon entrance […]

Mallorca…By Kirsty Leggatt

We travelled to Palma, Mallorca last week for an extended weekend. We looked at the flights over Semana Santa and decided that it’s quite a bit cheaper to travel outside of a popular holiday and far less crowded! The weather was good the majority of the time however on Friday it rained heavily so we kept […]

Cuenca by Kirsty Leggatt

Cuenca is a small city in central Spain. It’s approximately 1.5 hours by car from Madrid. We spent a couple of days there over Easter and enjoyed our time immensely. There is a lovely cathedral here in the old quarter. After a visit to the cathedral you can wander through the narrow cobbled streets and stop at […]

Burgos…By Kirsty Leggatt

Burgos is approximately two and a half hours by car, north of Madrid. It’s an easy drive and also easily accessible by train, with the train station being quite close to the town centre. It’s a lovely city with many historical landmarks, the most important of which is the Cathedral of Burgos (also a UNESCO […]

Granada…By Kirsty Leggatt

I’m sure many of you have been to Granada but as it was our first visit there recently, I thought I’d do a quick post about this beautiful city and include some photos. In my opinion, Granada truly is one of Spain’s best cities. Located at the foot of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and one hour […]

Córdoba… by Anne Pinder

Anne Pinder has submitted this fabulous post for us today – thank you, Anne. Roman, Muslim, Jewish and Christian, fabulous Córdoba has lots to see and lots of personality, but somehow this city is often overlooked in favor of the showier Sevilla or Granada. If you haven’t visited Córdoba, put it on your list. Better […]