The Spanish Watchtowers

There are many watchtowers along the coast of Southern Spain built to watch for pirates and other invaders from the South. The pirates attacked shipping and often conducted land raids … Continue Reading →


Three Days in Jerez

We spend several months a year in Spain and while we have seen a great deal of it there are lots of places we haven’t visited. This year we decided … Continue Reading →


The Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art

The Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art based in Jerez de la Frontera is known all over the world thanks to its show entitled How the Andalusian Horses Dance. This … Continue Reading →


The Fundador Bodega in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain

There are 64 bodegas in Jerez.  It would be impossible to visit them all so we chose one closest to our hotel. We toured the Fundador Bodega, one of the … Continue Reading →


La Fonda Barranco Hotel in Jerez de la Frontera

We stayed for three nights at this delightful, different hotel in Jerez and were glad we did. It isn’t easy to find but it is more than worth the effort. … Continue Reading →


Speak English for a Free stay in a luxury hotel.

Too good to be true? Not if you volunteer to speak English at Vaughan Town in Spain. You will get an all-inclusive free holiday and your accommodation, food, buffets, three … Continue Reading →


A Mansion of Memories

She owned two villages, thousands of acres and a magnificent palace, but only three people attended her funeral. When the Marquesa de Montenaro y Barcinas died in 1972, the Moorish … Continue Reading →


Cruising the Mediterranean back to Spain

We learned two important things about Spain this year. The first was how to get there without being exhausted and the second was how to use it as the starting … Continue Reading →


Getting here is definitely not half the fun

We are finally in Spain and happily ensconced in the villa, but what a trip it has been! Before we left, friends said that they would like to receive some … Continue Reading →


Seeing Spain from a Luxury Train

  We celebrated our wedding anniversary on one of the world’s most luxurious trains. The Transcantábrico Gran Lujo is Spain’s flagship and an elegant luxury hotel on rails. Starting with … Continue Reading →