spain: arcos de la frontera

Arcos de la Frontera, panorama, Iglesia de San Pedro

Royalty aside, I’ve developed my own personal history with Arcos over the past 20 years. While working for Rick Steves & taking groups there, I’ve seen the town go through several phases in development with varied hotel staff & restaurants that come & go. But one thing remains constant: that gorgeous view…

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road trip: borders

borders, road trip, map, Spain, Portugal

Whether you call it a national border or la raya, this trip had a several motivations: spend time in places we’d been individually but not together (awwww), visit new spots that are best accessed by car & see how permeable —or not— the Portugal/Spain border has been over time. We beat the heat until the last couple of days of the trip, but overall we were very lucky with weather considering the time of year. Join us for a crazy week on both sides of the border…

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