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  • In the Footsteps of Malaga’s Most Famous Son: Pablo Picasso

    Malaga is the ‘capital’ of the Costa del Sol, that popular stretch of Spain’s Andalusian coastline with glorious beaches and resorts that run from Nerja in the northeast all the way to Manilva in the southwest. Whether you’re a tourist or long-term resident, you will most likely be arriving and departing via Malaga airport – but don’t let that be your only contact with this beautiful city.

  • Valencia, Spain: City of Flowers

    Valencia is a must visit city for those of you who love warm sunny days, beautiful beaches as well gardens full of magnificent flowers -  few cities in the world have all three features that are as beautiful as Valencia!

  • Salvador Dali’s 11 Public Outdoor Sculptures in Marbella

    The beautiful Andalusian city of Marbella on the Spanish Costa del Sol is typically regarded as a glamorous holiday resort and extravagant playground for the wealthy. But did you know that priceless original artwork graces its streets?

  • Marbella, Spain: Romantic Get-a-way for your Valentine

    The holidays are over and with it we have packed up the decorations as well as completed those gift exchanges!  One word that keeps penetrating our thoughts as we try unsuccessfully to ignore … escape! 

  • Benidorm, Spain: the Golden Pearl on the Costa Blanca

    As baby boomers over the years I have shared my travel experiences through the telescope of an avid art connoisseur. However, there are times when I purposely want to indulge in a spa treatment; spend hours on a beach soaking up the heat and sun!  However, when I do plan these ventures, I generally incorporate a few days with a side excursion to Benidorm when traveling in Spain.

  • Cadiz, Andalusia: Link to the New World

    For those of you who love Espana, together we have ventured out to Madrid, Barcelona, Malaga, Seville, and the Costa del Sol. I would like to entice you to venture down to the Andalusian area of Spain – you will fall in love with this area as it has breathtaking beaches, perfect year around temperatures and many archaeological and historical sites for those history aficionados!  The best kept secret is that one can own their own hideaway – i.e. retirement home at a fraction of the cost in the U.S.

  • Spain’s Classics

    Join Collette on an once-in-a-lifetime journey through Spain! Experience the bright colors, warm culture, and delicious cuisine distinctive to this stunning country. Enjoy a locally guided tour of Madrid featuring the Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor and the Royal Palace.

  • Madrid, Spain: A Step Back in Time

    As a young teen, I spent my first three high school years in Madrid, Spain. My father was a career USAF officer and we were stationed in Madrid.  I always dreamed as a young woman of returning, not realizing that once my sons flew away to college, I would fly away as a flight attendant for a major airline.  My first assignment as a new graduate was to Madrid! I was thrilled, not only to visit Madrid but also to Barcelona, Seville and many other Spanish cities.

  • Retrorome: Barcelona, Spain

    Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia, where style, history and culture come together in the second largest city in Spain. It is also the tenth most visited city in the world. With this in mind, where should we stay you ask? I know just the place and it will take you to a time you know well.

  • Seville, Spain: Heart of Flamenco

    As a boomer I was blessed with my father having been in the Air Force and we lived in Spain (Torrejon AFB outside Madrid) when I was in High School  What a perfect age to be exposed to other countries and cultures!

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