Andalucía Tips from a Pro

Andalucía Tips from a Pro

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...

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Some Of My Favorite Lesser Traveled Spanish Cities

Some Of My Favorite Lesser Traveled Spanish Cities

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...

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A Sample Itinerary for Your First Trip to Spain

A Sample Itinerary for Your First Trip to Spain

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...

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A few words on moving abroad

A few words on moving abroad

During and after the 2016 US presidential election, if I had a dollar for every time I heard, "I am moving to (fill in name of any country ranging from Australia to Zimbabwe here), I'd be filthy rich. But even before the Trump era, how many times have you visited a...

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Welcome to my New Site!

Welcome to my New Site!

Well hello there. Welcome to my revamped website. I apologize for the long downtime and construction.  But it is finally here and I am excited to unveil the new Solo World Wanderer 2.0, inspired by the colors and textures of my favorite place, Spain! There is...

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My Five Favorite Day Trips from Madrid

My Five Favorite Day Trips from Madrid

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...

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Top 10: Spain on the Trodden Path

Top 10: Spain on the Trodden Path

Clearly, I am very fond of traveling off the beaten path and traveling like a local.  Luckily for me, Spain has so many little gems far away from the crowds, that it is easy to get swept up in staying away from the well-trodden route.  But let’s face it, some places...

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