Category Archive: Islands

The Rainbows of Traveling

Where do you see rainbows the most? I’m starting to learn that I see them the most when I am traveling. Even a family member, my tita Amalia who I’m named after, recently… Continue reading

Beware, Colorado Travelers!

Who would have ever thought that traveling would have some adventures because I’m from Colorado? Maybe for some, it’s actually not that big of a surprise, especially now that marijuana is legal in… Continue reading

Get Ready for Bermuda

The island of Bermuda…it’s sung in summer songs, praised for beautiful turquoise waters, and sought after as a tropical island vacation destination. I was not expecting or even seeking to visit Bermuda any… Continue reading

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    We're getting to enjoy even more today with the Valencia Tourist Card - the included bus rides are fantastic for seeing even more and we've enjoyed a great concert at the Palau de les Arts (Valencia Opera House), lunch and strolling through the Turia Park. Now we're heading out to enjoy our free tapa and drink included with each card! Valencia is so good to us 😍. @visit_valencia We had the most marvelous lunch at Pont Sec today. With friends Gordon and Karen MacKenzie, we'd been on the search for the best lamb. Being from Scotland and living years in New Zealand, they really know what delicious great quality lamb taste like and had yet to experience it here in Spain...Until today! 
Pont Sec delighted us all and their lamb shoulder was declared the best lamb in Spain they had tasted thus far. Let's not overlook that the service and people are fantastic. It's one of our favorite places to eat in Spain! The starters are two different types of cocas made in the wood oven - one with gambanitas and the other with spinach, piñon nuts, goat cheese and raisins from Denia (pasas de Denia). Amalia still favors her mother's leg of lamb in Extremadura, but this was the next best thing. Oh Trujillo - You are seriously in our top villages of Spain that we love and adore! This past weekend we visited for our second time, staying only one night. And it certainly was not enough. There is so much to take in, from its charming meandering stone streets overflowing with flowers to conquistador palaces and its hilltop castle. 
While there are museums and tours a'plenty to enjoy, this is one of those magical places where we just want to slowly stroll around taking it all in and relax with a local wine and tapas in the old-world plaza below the statue of Pizarro and the bell tower of the iglesia. 
When you visit Trujillo, allow time to not have watch the time, with no where to be any time soon. We know we'll be back for a longer visit next time. Enjoy the photo album on our page and click link in bio to visit our site and subscribe for the upcoming stories and videos of Trujillo, Spain. We're getting so excited for our weekend, because we'll be enjoying the Valencia Tourist Cards for the first time! Even though we've been in this fantastic city so much before, we had no idea that their Tourist Card was such a great deal and has so many benefits. It has a free downloadable app with interactive map and more. Stay tuned for our insight on where and how we use it. Nothing better than a city-break, especially in Valencia! If you know a little about Valencia, Spain, chances are you've heard of their City of Arts and Sciences. But did you know that this futuristic, impressive complex also features a Mediterranean Garden of its own? It's really something! During warmer, really hot days in July and August, it's the perfect place to take a break in some pleasant shade when in the area. Make sure to stop in when next in VLC. Last night we got back from our fantastic Extremadura Road Trip. And we are so excited to start sharing all the photos and stories we have! Here's a teaser slideshow from what we were processing today - the hidden gem of the Templar castle in Jerez de los Caballeros. It lives up to its romantic name with its panoramic countryside, colorful gardens, and tucked-away feeling. The sensation of Arab-Spanish magic from the past was still there, even on this second visit. Even though it was Easter Sunday (Pascua), hardly anyone was in the castle and we had it all to ourselves. Talk about less-touristy and local, Extremadura-style of course!
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