Spain is what travel dreams are made of. Imagine a country that is home to some of the world’s best art, a wide range of beautiful old architecture, vistas with olive trees as far as you can see, thriving and authentic cities, picture-perfect small towns; a country that is home to many languages and cultures, on a naturally beautiful peninsula surrounded by three seas. That’s Spain in a nutshell. And working as a personal travel consultant, based in Madrid, I live, work, and, yes, travel it full-time.
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It's no secret (especially if you follow me on Facebook or Instagram) that I am slightly obsessed with the architecture of Spain. In fact, what I enjoy most about traveling in Spain is looking at the unique and varying architecture throughout the country. Each...read more
Barcelona and Madrid are Spain's largest cities. And as popular as they are with visitors, with little planning and a spirit of adventure, it is possible to experience Barcelona or Madrid like a local. Therefore, I present you with some tips on how to avoid the...read more
Not a day goes by where I do not get a question about how to best travel in Spain. Sometimes the potential client ends up hiring me to help plan their trip here, and sometimes not. But that is ok because it shows that people respect my professional opinion about...read more
Andalucía, there is a reason it is one of the most popular regions with visitors who travel to Spain. It has everything: beautiful beaches, some of Spain's most picturesque towns and cities, the highest mountains on the mainland of Spain, architecture that dates back...read more
So many travelers to Spain talk about seeing the "real Spain," but don't venture beyond the more popular cities and beaches. Do you actually want to see Spain beyond the more tourist-friendly places? The Spain that most visitors from abroad don't see? Then make sure...read more
It seems that everyone on the internet has an opinion lately about traveling in Spain. People who have been to Spain once for only a few days or just passed through like to advise others about traveling in this country. And while this is good-natured, there is a lot...read more
Like a true Madrileña, for my August holidays, I escaped the oppressive heat of Madrid. Instead of fleeing the country, or going to my usual beachy hangout on Spain's Costa Tropical (Nerja), I headed North, to some of Spain's best-kept secrets: the regions of...read more
Nearly every day I see the same question pop up on the travel forums I belong to: "I am traveling in Spain for two weeks. Where should I go?" The most common misconception seems to be that Spain is a small country and that it is possible to see *everything* in two...read more
It is official. I moved to Spain. After six years of the 90 in, 90 out rules to comply with the Schengen laws, I applied for and obtained a visa. Now I live here, can travel as extensively as I want. As a result, I am so excited to watch my Spain travel...read more
In under an hour, you can go from massive, urban Madrid to the wildflower-filled Spanish countryside (Chinchón) Let’s face it, Madrid is wonderful. You can spend a lifetime in Spain’s capital city and still discover something new almost every day. But sometimes a...read more
My name is Karen & travel is not only my passion but also my profession.