March-April 2022 | 27 days

This was my second trip to Spain and our first trip here together. My first trip barely counts though, since I spent it on the beach and in the bars in Torremolinos. 

We loved the architecture, which was our main theme. So much of it and so interesting.  The culture was a contrast to the more informal, relaxed, beachy Spanish-speaking locations we’ve been to in the western hemisphere. It required some adjustment in expectations. That’s why we travel, right?

Other recent trips

hanging sloth

Costa Rica Coast-to-Coast

COVID-19 was still disrupting travel plans and causing stress so we decided to return to a country we’ve been to before that was open to travelers. We may have found our ideal Costa Rica itinerary: wildlife viewing sandwiched in between beach time. 

view from beach to village and acropolis

Greece: Cyclades and Rhodes

This was our second trip to Greece. We hit Rhodes first before heading and our favorite beach town (Perissa) for a relaxing end to our trip, with some of the less commonly visited Cyclades Islands in between. It was a great mix of the old buildings, charming villages, beaches, and walking.

live oak at dusk

Natchez Trace and the Gulf

When COVID-19 forced us to postpone our trip to Spain for another year we took the opportunity to drive the Natchez Trace Parkway, a road trip we’ve been wanting to do. We combined that with a couple of weeks along the Gulf of Mexico for some beach time and long walks in nice weather.

ruined arcade

Texas Road Trip

We'd planned to go snorkeling in the Caribbean but COVID forced us to stay in the USA. We took the opportunity to drive to Big Bend National Park to go hiking instead. And hit Austin and San Antonio for some urban exploring, and Port Aransas for the beach and birds.

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Upcoming trips

North Wales and the Lake District

Four weeks of hiking, castles, and scenic train trips, followed by a few days in London. Postponed from 2020 to 2021 ... and now to 2022.
Fall 2022

Aruba, Bonaire, and Curaçao

Four weeks of hiking, snorkeling, and beaches in the "ABC" islands: Aruba, Bonaire, and Curaçao. Postponed from 2021 due to COVID-19.
Winter 2023

Yosemite Road Trip

Four weeks of hiking in Yosemite National Park — one of our bucket list locations — with stops at other national parks and another bucket list stop, Santa Fe, along the way.
Spring 2023

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buildings across from the Royal Palace

Madrid

We opted to splurge a bit on the hotel for our last two nights in Spain and stay centrally rather than near the airport.

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