Camino de San Esteban de Pravia: take a stroll along the Asturian coastal cliffs

Beach days for me have always been somewhat sacred. And as far as I’m concerned there are three different kind of beach goers: The conversationalist, the playful clown, and the person that doesn’t want to do a god damn thing.  I go to read, sleep and dig holes in the sand with my toes. These … More Camino de San Esteban de Pravia: take a stroll along the Asturian coastal cliffs

Asturian coast: beaches for all tastes

“Asturies que guapina yes!” Most people know that various regions of Spain have co-official languages along with Castellano (Castillian Spanish). But did you know that apart from Catalan, Galician and Basque, numerous other regions have native languages? Valencian (which is spoken in Valencia), Balear (spoken in Balearic Islands) and Aranés (spoken in parts of Cataluña) … More Asturian coast: beaches for all tastes

Orbajena del Castillo: turquoise swimming holes on the banks of the Ebro River, Burgos

I’ll keep this short and sweet. Swimming holes are where it’s at. But the internet makes these special spots less charming. It’s a catch 22; all the information, but with all the visitors. If you find yourself on the National Highway N-623 heading north from Burgos, do yourself a favor and stop in Orbaneja del … More Orbajena del Castillo: turquoise swimming holes on the banks of the Ebro River, Burgos

Embalse de Llauset: Pyrenean reservoir, no hiking necessary!

In the Pyrenees there are a select number of (glacial) lakes in which you can swim. Obviously this depends on each explorer’s tolerance to freezing cold water. It’s easy science that at higher altitudes and no matter how strong the sun is shining, the creek/basin/spring/pond/river/lake/lakelet/lagoon/tarn/loch water is going to be cold AF. Like many mountaineers, … More Embalse de Llauset: Pyrenean reservoir, no hiking necessary!

Lago de Alhama: Europe’s second largest thermal lake (Zaragoza province)

To me, Aragón is many things. To most people, Aragón = Mountains & snow sports. Let’s be real, I big heart the Pyrenees more than anything else on this great Peninsula, however, Aragón is full of magic that often goes unlooked or unrecognized. After living in Barcelona and Bilbao, I was resistant to move to … More Lago de Alhama: Europe’s second largest thermal lake (Zaragoza province)

Fuente de los Baños: Valencian gorge tucked away in the rolling hills of Alto Mijares offers kilometers of crystalline waters

September 2016 I’ve been here once. And at the time only had a crappy temporary mobile device. OK, my phone still blows, but we are going to buy a van and I swore I’d go back this summer (with a digi camera) so the pics will be improved. We happened upon this spot at the very … More Fuente de los Baños: Valencian gorge tucked away in the rolling hills of Alto Mijares offers kilometers of crystalline waters