Category Archives: Spain – 2010

Pushing your boundaries

No matter where you travel, there’s always another great destination just beyond your reach.   You find yourself trying to extend the geographic range of your trip beyond what is possible. It always happens. As we planned our trip to … Continue reading

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The Rain in Spain

We started to wake up and were aware only that it was raining.  We rolled over and went right back to sleep.  The phone woke us with a rather annoying, persistent jingle.  Our cousins, in another room, were ready to have breakfast, so … Continue reading

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Go up to be on your own

Rule: If you’re really serious about getting up into the mountains, the crowds will disappear. Fuente De is a popular destination in the Picos De Europa National Park in Spain.  We decided to beat the rush.  The plan was to … Continue reading

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We were reading old guidebooks and websites about Cantabria and Asturias in Northern Spain where we’d be taking a hiking vacation. All our energy was channeled into planning the day hikes. But what to do on a rainy day or … Continue reading

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Spain: Long walk in Picos De Europa

We love National Parks in the US and Canada and welcomed the opportunity to visit one in Europe. Parque Nacional de Picos de Europa, in northern Spain, is a beautiful place, a mountain range less than 20 miles from the … Continue reading

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Spain: Agriturismo and hiking too

We’ve been taking hiking trips with our cousins, Susie and Tom, for 20 years.  Our “A” list of trips had long since been taken, and we were all struggling with “where to go” next.  Tom called one day as he … Continue reading

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