The Alhambra of Granada is one of the most popular places to visit in Spain and a prime example of the country’s Moorish heritage. Constructed in the mid 14th century, the Alhambra is a vast complex combining fortress, palace, and gardens, the hilltop site is home to some truly beautiful architecture. The main attraction, the … Read more
The new trend isn’t about real books versus the Kindle or the iPad. Reading someone else’s book is one of the latest things to do in an airport Reading the old fashioned way on a train platform, but many public areas aren’t far behind. To me, traveling and carrying a book go hand in hand. … Read more
The Glamour Granny goes against the advice of a neighbor and leaps at the chance to visit Tenerife, Spain, in the Canary Islands. Will she like it? Sometimes it’s the weirdest things that trigger a spontaneous decision to travel for me. Admittedly, there are drawbacks to living on your own, having no family to consider and no … Read more
Isn’t it amazing how we humans always want what we don’t have and not what we do? It’s the reason for the invention of hair straighteners, plastic surgery and tanning salons. It surely plays a big part in the reason why we travel. We find our own little world unbearably dull and ordinary at times and so go off in search of some more exotic place.
When long-distance hiking gets personal, but not in the way you thought it would be The Camino de Santiago, or the Way of Saint James, is an ancient pilgrimage route following the path taken by Saint James, eventually ending in the cathedral that holds his tomb in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. “F@#$.” I said, feeling … Read more
On the Balearic Island of Mallorca, the city of Palma brings together ancient history and modern-day fun Palma, Mallorca is best known for being the capital of the Balearic Islands, one of Spain’s autonomous regions, as well as the birthplace of Rafal Nadal, currently one of the best – and most handsome – tennis players … Read more
Letting your hair down once in a while is most definitely not a sin. If you’re looking for a party holiday with the girls, the guys or all of you, this one’s for you. Europe is home to some classic party cities that make a perfect holiday for the life and soul. So, without further … Read more
Rather than serve up the standard fare and bullet point sparkling wine types for New Year’s, today we’re going to check out some New Year’s traditions around the world. We’re going to focus on customs from several well-known winemaking countries, some wine-related and some not. Perhaps you’ll pick up a few New Year’s celebration ideas … Read more