A Costa Rican Ranch Holiday: Something special in Perez Zeledon

Sometimes you find a place that you realize is immediately extra-ordinary and this is exactly what I discovered at Hacienda Alta Gracia in the authentic and beautiful highlands of Perez Zeledon in Southern Costa Rica. A former working ranch and dream project of a very successful agricultural family, the newly opened Alta Gracia is managed …

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Spain – Barcelona the Bold!

Without doubt one of my top favorite cities in Europe!  Always great energy, spectacular food, bold art and architecture, wonderful places to stay, and any city on a beach gets my vote - the best of all worlds! Barcelona also has some of the best food markets in the world. Though many travelers love La …

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Spain – La Rioja

Rioja Spanish Wine Region–  All I can say is wonderful value and delicious wines. We decided to stop through for a few days whilst driving from San Sebastian to Barcelona.   The Rioja region is certainly the “sweetheart” region of Spanish red wines. Strategically placed between the Atlantic and the Mediterranean, the Rioja region produces the …

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Spain – San Sebastian (Basque Country) – Culinary Mecca in a Beach Town

I am not sure how gorging on some of the best food in the world and throwing on a bikini to ride some of the largest waves in the Atlantic co-exist, but San Sebastian certainly makes you want to do it all! Certainly, the crescent shaped main beach, La Concha, is the signature San Sebastian …

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SPAIN – Sevilla (Andalucia)

White washed buildings, Moorish Architecture, Sun-Filled days and produce, Flamenco,  bulls and horses, tapas and sherry. Sevilla is a wonderfully charming based to explore Andalusia and its historic neighboring cities of Granada, Cordoba, Ronda, Jerez de la Frontera. It has a character all of its own and can be a great twin with a shorter …

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SPAIN – Mallorca (Balearic Islands)

Mallorca, in Spain's Balearics, is a large island with tiny towns, gorgeous estates and farms, and very sophisticated restaurants featuring the islands bountiful produce and seafood.  The rural country-side together paired with the chic maritime life-style check all the boxes for a fantastic holiday destination! Just an hour flight from Barcelona and with one of …

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