Daily Wanderlust: the beaches of Benidorm, Spain

If you’ve ever visited Benidorm, Spain, you will notice it isn’t like other parts of the country. Sure, the beach is beautiful and packed with people, but a large part of the tourist crowd in this neck of the Land of Valencia are of the British variety. Fish and chip shops mingle with tapas bars;Continue reading “Daily Wanderlust: the beaches of Benidorm, Spain”

Daily Wanderlust: Santo Domingo de la Calzada, Spain

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Nic Freeman. Vibrant crops span like a patchwork quilt across the Spanish countryside, hugging the contours of the land all the way to the horizon. The clash of hues – lime and teal, mantis and moss – takes my breath away and stills me mid-step as IContinue reading “Daily Wanderlust: Santo Domingo de la Calzada, Spain”

Escape of the Week: Reina Sofia

Located in the heart of Madrid is one of those places you’d be remiss to skip — the palatial Reina Sofia Musuem (Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia). The museum came highly recommend from my art-inclined friends back home. “You can’t miss it,” one said. “It is so breathtaking,” said another. And they wereContinue reading “Escape of the Week: Reina Sofia”

Daily Wanderlust: Benidorm, Spain

Benidorm, Spain is one of those places that seems to have simply sprung up between the crop-covered hills and coast of the Mediterranean. With high-rise hotels jutting up from the flat shoreline, this town is about as non-Spanish as you can get while still being in Spain. Sure, it still has the beautiful squares andContinue reading “Daily Wanderlust: Benidorm, Spain”

Daily Wanderlust: Tarifa, Spain

Tarifa, Spain. The sign at the edge of the beach says: “the southest town in Europe.” The way the wind whips my hair and pushes the crashing surf, it definitely seems like a dramatic point on the continent. This little beach town is the place where the Atlantic Ocean crashes into the Mediterranean, and whereContinue reading “Daily Wanderlust: Tarifa, Spain”

Daily Wanderlust: La Alhambra

Perched at the top of the gorgeous Granada, Spain(home to my special Spanish affair) is one of the must-see’s in the city, if not the country — La Alhambra. The well-preserved 9th century Arabic palace, whose name means “red mountain,” is one of those magnificent spots in the city, which combines history with romance. Here,Continue reading “Daily Wanderlust: La Alhambra”

Daily Wanderlust: Seville, Spain

It’s no secret my heart belongs to Spain. After all, it is the one country I spent the most time in during my long-term travels, bopping in and out more more than a handful of times before I risked deportation. In fact, Spain is the one place I can imagine myself staying long-term … itContinue reading “Daily Wanderlust: Seville, Spain”

Daily Wanderlust: Sunset over Monfrague National Park

I truly believe the Extremedura region of Spain in the springtime is quite possibly the most beautiful place to celebrate this spectacular time of year. In April, Monfrague National Park comes alive with a carpet of bright green grass dotted with yellow flowers, little pea-green leaves sprouting from trees, and blue, blue skies. Sunset isContinue reading “Daily Wanderlust: Sunset over Monfrague National Park”

Daily Wanderlust: the ancient Queimada ceremony in Spain

During my time in Spain, I spent two separate weeks with the Vaughantown program teaching English to Spaniards. The first round was in an old and gorgeous village, Valdelavilla — the only English-speaking town in Spain. The second stint was in the beautiful and scenic Monfrague National Park during the heart of the Spanish spring.Continue reading “Daily Wanderlust: the ancient Queimada ceremony in Spain”