Spain

Dreaming of Warm Temps and Tranquility on Tenerife

It’s May 15 and I’m still wearing socks and sweaters in the south of France. I’m living in the Pyrenees-Orientales department of France because it boasts the most days of sunshine in the whole country. I came here for the sun, the sea and the mountains—for the famed Mediterranean climate. But being a Floridian (most …

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Exploring Majorca

The biggest of Spain’s Balearic Islands, five million visitors descend upon Majorca every summer. This island boasts a temperate climate, year-long sunshine and soft sandy beaches that slope gently into the clear, turquoise Mediterranean Sea. Situated in the Mediterranean Sea, east of mainland Spain, Majorca is connected by ferries to Barcelona and Valencia, and flights …

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Spain's Top Ten Foods

By Stephen Bugno What to Eat When You’re Visiting Spain and Where to Find It Food is definitely one of the highlights of Spain and the regional diversity only makes criss-crossing the country a real culinary pleasure. There are certain specialties that you shouldn’t miss while visiting. From the dry, distinctively Spanish region of Andalucía …

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Ask GoMad Nomad: Staying in Spain, Tourist Visas, and Work Permits

Dear GoMad Nomad: Currently I am living in Donostia, Basque Country, with my girlfriend. At the end of the month we are likely to move to Madrid, to hunker down over winter. My problem is that neither of us have more than a tourist visa, which entitles us to only three months in Spain. I remembered that you …

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Volunteering in Spain with Vaughan Town and Pueblo Ingles

Volunteering in Spain: Two Programs that Offer English-Speaking Volunteers Full Room and Board By Stephen Bugno     I’m almost as exhausted as they are, but somehow they keep going. This is supposed to be easy for me, right? English is my native language.   They sun is about to set in our small “English …

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Basque Country

The next day I was on a bus five hours north to Bilbao, the largest city of Spain’s Basque Country—a region and people defined by their ancient language, Euskara. A city so proud, they’ve never fielded a non-Basque on their football club. They even refuse to keep corporate sponsorship on their jersey because they regard it as their national team.