With towns steeped in history, great coastal golfing, world class architecture and museums, tantalizing food markets and much more you can’t go wrong with a trip through Spain.


While living across the border in France during 2012 and 2013 we made a number of visits to Spain including a 10 day road trip to Marbella for golf along the Costa del Sol in January 2013.

Short Trips

Spanish Cider Side Trip – Lunch at a Sidreria
A day trip over the Spanish border for a fun lunch including all the cider you can drink. April 2012.

Mini Golf-Holiday, Costa Brava
Three days of golf along the Costa Brava based out of Bergur. Includes hotel and restaurant recommendations in Bergur. May 2012.

Barcelona Weekend May 2012
Gaudi Weekend in Barcelona
A tour of some of Gaudi’s most significant structures including Sagrada Familia, Park Guell, La Pedrera, Casa Batllo, and Palau Guell.
Dining in Barcelona
Restaurant reviews including my personal favorite, Ca L’isidre.
More Photos from Barcelona
Photo journal from the Barri Gotic, the city’s old quarter.
La Boqueria, Barcelona’s Tantalizing Food Market
Photo journal from this bustling and colorful market.

Road Trip to Marbella, January 2013

First Stop – Ca L’Isidre in Barcelona
A return visit to one of our favorite restaurants.

Walking tour of this enchanting city including lunch and dinner recommendations.
Valencia in Pictures
Photo journal of the city’s top sights on a sparkling winter day.
Valencia’s Central Market – Is it Really Winter?
Photo journal of this gorgeous market.
True Valencia Paella
Restaurant review of a great traditional paella at Canela.

Valencia to Marbella
Stunning scenery through southern Spain.

Marbella Golf
Personal account of 3 of the area’s top golf courses.
Dining and Sleeping in Marbella
Hotel and restaurant reviews.
Messina Tasting Menu
One of our favorite dinners of the trip.

Marbella to Madrid
Drive north to the capital city with a stop at Cordoba to visit the Mesquita.

Touring Madrid with Rick Steves
A visit to the city’s top attractions following the Rick Steves’s walking tours for the Prado Musuem, old town and the Royal Palace.
Restaurante Viridiana – Top Quality, but Overpriced?
Review of this highly rated restaurant near Retiro Park.
Where to Buy Wine in Madrid? Lavinia
A stop at this excellent and centrally located wine store.

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