A Bit of Spain: The 10 Best Bits of Menorca

I think of them as the three Graces – Mallorca, Ibiza, and Menorca: Mallorca is Hera, the biggest and mother of the three; Ibiza is Aphrodite, glamorous and ready for fun; leaving Menorca as Athena, the wise, the knowing, and the gin-sipping.

All three Balearic Islands off the coast of Spain glisten in the Med beckoning us to choose like Paris. Thank goodness, the choice was made for me, avoiding another Trojan War, when I was invited by Visit Spain and Traverse Events to spend a week enjoying its sunny coasts, sandy beaches, sky-high hills, and grape-based gin.

Its strategic geographical location in the Med has made it sought after through time by Vikings, Ottomans, Pirates, British, among others. Maybe they just came for the Mayonnaise (It […]

June 2nd, 2017|Destinations, Menorca, Spain|3 Comments

A Bit of Spain – 5 Best Bits of Ronda

After three days of partying for a friend’s big birthday, you would think sitting by the pool would be enough activity, but that’s not how the Cypriot and I work. One more day in Costa del Sol and we jumped into our convertible on our way to Ronda. A few of the other party guests had been there and raved, so we headed to the hills. I was not the first American to make this trip as it was a favorite of Ernest Hemingway, having used Ronda as inspiration for “For Whom the Bell Tolls.”
1. Plaza de Toros de Ronda

Ronda has been associated with bull fighting for almost as long as the sport has existed and this bull ring is the oldest in Spain, built in the 18th […]

June 24th, 2016|Destinations, Ronda, Spain|0 Comments

A Bit of Barcelona – Sitting at the Counter

I know it doesn’t sound luxurious but eating at a counter can be just that. You have the full attention of both the waiter and the cook. Climbing onto the stool, feet hanging, watching the ritual that makes a meal emerge from its ingredients is one of my greatest culinary pleasures.
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February 19th, 2015|Barcelona, Destinations, Spain|0 Comments

A Bit of Barcelona: Devour Barcelona

Starting off our Saturday with a grilled botifarra sandwich, a schmear of homemade alioli and a glass of Rovellats Cava can only mean one thing – we’re in Barcelona!

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October 12th, 2014|Barcelona, Destinations, Spain|14 Comments