Drinking Like a Spaniard

Join me on an underground tour of a medieval bodega in Aranda de Duero and see what it’s like to drink from a porrón for the first time.

León — A Pilgrim’s Respite and Gothic Grandeur

Layover along the Camino de Santiago leads to architectural finds and savory finger food.

Ávila’s Wonderful Medieval Wall

Ávila has one of the best preserved and fully intact city fortress walls I’ve seen anywhere. Click through to learn about the city’s Medieval walls and see additional photos.

The Paseo — A Leisurely Stroll with Family & Friends

The Spanish paseo is a great way to spend time with family and friends while exploring the city.

Charanga Band Celebration

Residents of San Esteban de Gormaz dress up in even-numbered years on the last weekend in October to parade through the streets with bands from around the country.

My Grip-and-Grin Moment With Spain’s Prime Minister

“Want to meet the prime minister?” That’s an offer one doesn’t hear every day. I got an opportunity to meet Spain’s Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez, at a Partido Socialista Obrero Español (PSOE) rally in Soria, Spain. Read about my grip-and-grin moment with the PM.

Langa de Duero — My Great Spanish Adventure

I love Spain, and have visited five times over the past 10 years. Each visit has left me longing to return. I adore the warm and friendly Spaniards, their carefree lifestyle, their savory mediterranean dishes, their history with its ties to the New World and their vivacious culture. A couple of weeks’ vacation here and there have left me longing for a way to stay longer for a richer and more authentic experience. Here’s how I got here and my experience so far.