Spain

7 Things to See or Do at Santa Cruz de La Palma

March 16, 2017

We have four friends visiting Spain’s Canary Islands, as well as many other wonderful destinations via the 56-Day Grand Mediterranean Cruise on the ms Prinsendam. We wish we could join them as the Canaries – the seven islands off of the coast of West Africa – are still on our bucket list. When we do visit, these are 7 things […]

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15 Interesting Facts About the Canary Islands

January 20, 2017

1. The Canary Islands — an archipelago of seven main islands and six islets located off the west coast of Africa — are a part of Spain. 2. During the Middle Ages, the Canaries were explored by the Phoenicians, the Greeks, and the Carthaginians but it was the Romans who named the islands: Nivaria (Tenerife), Canaria (Gran Canaria), Pluvialia (Lanzarote), […]

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A Walk Around Alicante, Spain

February 19, 2016

Last fall, while on a transatlantic cruise from Barcelona to Ft. Lauderdale, we spent a port day in Alicante, Spain. Located on the Mediterranean Sea, Alicante is a popular vacation destination on Spain’s Costa Blanca.  In this view from our cruise ship in the port, you can see Mount Benacantil with its Castillo de Santa Barbara overlooking the city. […]

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Dining at La Taberneta in Barcelona’s La Barceloneta Neighborhood

December 10, 2015

Having visited Barcelona several times before, we had a very short list of things we wanted to do during our recent 3-day stay. Explore some new-to-us neighborhoods Take a food walking tour Tour Palace of Catalan Music with its iconic stained glass skylight. On Saturday, we ate our way through the Gracia neighborhood with Devour Barcelona Food Tours. Guide […]

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