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Ask Gomad Nomad: Ibiza & Spain Itinerary Recommendations

Dear GoMad Nomad, I’m headed to Spain and Ibiza in August. Probably will only be able to take a week from work along with both weekends on either side. Wondering if you have thoughts on what’s not to miss. Do you think you could let me know the approximate travel time and travel days needed …

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Ask GoMad Nomad: Is it Safe to walk the Camino de Santiago as a Solo Woman?

Ask GoMad Nomad: Is it Safe to walk the Camino de Santiago alone as a Woman?   I am going to walk the Camino de Santiago in Spain around late June / early July and I know you’ve done it. The only thing is, I’m going at it alone, and I am little nervous as …

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Exploring Lanzarote as a Wine Destination

Maybe it’s my pioneering American roots coming out, or the fact that I’m living in Roussillon, one of France’s most underappreciated wine-growing regions. Whatever the influence I’ve recently become fascinated by off-the-beaten-path wine makers. As a result, my recent travels have been inspired by wine growers and regions where hardship and persistence are key factors …

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Photo of the Week: Colorful Houses of Girona Spain

Catalonia is known for Barcelona, its famous artists, the beautiful Costa Brava, the Pyrenees, and its world-class cuisine. Girona Spain is right in the middle of all this. Girona is located inland from the coast, about an hour north of Barcelona. It’s a small city known for its Jewish quarter, old town, Cathedral, and colorful …

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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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Eat this in Spain: Best Spanish Foods

Best Spanish Foods 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 crisscrossing 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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