Tag archives for Spain

I Heart My City: Liz’s Bilbao

Liz P. recently moved back to the Midwest after spending two years teaching English in Bilbao, Spain. What was a random placement in the Basque Country turned her into a Bilbao enthusiast and, now that she’s stateside, she’s been spending most of her time telling people why it’s one of the best places in the world.

The Radar: Travel Lately

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#TripLit: Paris to the Pyrenees

In recent years the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela, Spain, has gained a certain cachet. Books have been written on it; movies have been made about it. Almost invariably, the focus of these accounts has been the Spanish portion of the pilgrimage, culminating with arrival at the cathedral in Santiago itself. David Downie offers a different take on an ancient legend.

Event-o-Rama: 12 Must-Dos in March

There are some amazing events on tap all over the world, all the time. Here’s a taste of what you can see and do in March…

The Radar: Travel Lately

The Radar: The top travel news, stories, trends, and ideas from across the web. Got Radar? Follow us on Twitter @NatGeoTraveler and tag your favorite travel stories from the web #NGTRadar. Check back on the blog on Wednesdays for our Travel Lately roundup.

An Insider’s Guide to Valencia

Travelers often overlook Valencia in favor of Spain’s larger cities like Madrid and Barcelona. But that may be a mistake. Annie Fitzsimmons and an in-the-know local at her favorite hotel explain why this Mediterranean port city deserves a world-class-destination designation.

The Radar: Travel Lately

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The Radar: The top travel news, stories, trends, and ideas from across the web. Got Radar? Follow us on Twitter @NatGeoTraveler and tag your favorite travel stories from the Web #ngtradar. Check back on the blog on Wednesdays for our Travel Lately round up.

Gran Canaria, From M to M

When I think of Gran Canaria, many words starting with ‘M’ spring to mind: multifarious, mesmerizing, modern, memorable. Part of the Canary Islands archipelago off the northwest coast of Africa, Gran Canaria packs a punch. The delightful variety of climates and landscapes that can be found there have earned the island the apellation of “miniature continent.”

Here’s my guide to Gran Canaria, from M to M.

Best Bike Tours for Foodies

What better way to sample the culinary delights of a region than by peddling along its backroads, enjoying the scenery and working up an appetite for the next meal?

Here are ten great itineraries for all you food- and wine-loving cyclists out there.

The Radar: Valencia Must-Dos, Deal with Culture Shock, Top 10 World Treks

The Radar: The top travel news, stories, trends, and ideas from across the web. Got Radar? Follow us on Twitter @NatGeoTraveler and tag your favorite travel stories from the Web #ngtradar. Check back on the blog for our roundups. Today’s cover photograph was submitted to the National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest by Ashley Lowry. The magazine is giving away seriously spectacular prizes this year and the deadline is THIS Wednesday, so don’t miss your chance to win!

Food Fridays: A Slice of Heaven in Salamanca

In a country where ham is king, Spain’s jamón ibérico reigns supreme. Though other dry-cured Spanish hams abound, the pricey, rosy-hued, and deeply flavored Ibérico ham comes from a unique source: native Iberian pigs raised in Salamanca province and two other regions in Spain.

The Radar: Feisty Barcelona Fiestas, Tech Savvy Traveling, How Not to Eat in Italy

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