La Oliva Granada is one of the City’s Best Kept Secret

The 17-course tasting menu at La Oliva in Granada might best be described as a religious experience: for just one evening, Jeremy and I got to experience food and wine so good that words do not do it justice, food that made us feel like we were being let in on a secret of sorts.

This might all sound a bit dramatic, but I’m being completely serious. The food, wine, and atmosphere at La Oliva were simply that good. 

But we can't keep this secret to ourselves, as the world must know about this amazing treasure of Granada.

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Madrid Day Trips – Toledo and Segovia

When we were planning our honeymoon vacation in Spain, Madrid always seemed like a no brainer.  Not only because of all of the culturally important sights and museums the city has to offer, such as the Prado and Reina Sofia museums; but because of its proximity to several other amazing cities in Spain. 

Yes, one of the major reason we chose to go to Madrid was purely so we could leave Madrid, and of all of the options available Toledo and Segovia became our destinations. 

Are we crazy to think this way? Probably, but all the time spent outside of the city was certainly worth it!

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A Sincere Apology to La Sagrada Familia from a Skeptic

On our recent visit to Barcelona, there was one attraction I had no interest in seeing.  In fact, you could say that I was dreading going but knew that as a thorough travel writer I would have to eventually. 

That attraction was Gaudi's La Sagrada Familia cathedral, and I am happy to report that everything I had ever thought about the still-being-built church was dead wrong. 

That horribly ugly looking building is actually quite a beautiful sight indeed and is probably the best of what there is to see in Barcelona!

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4 Tips for How to Buy Train Tickets in Spain on Renfe

Madrid, Spain

For those who have tried to buy Spain train tickets on the booking website Renfe, you are probably cringing in recollection of your experiences.

For those who are heading to Spain in the future but have yet to purchase tickets, you probably have heard the rumors about how bad the service is.

For those who do not know what I am talking about, you're about to have an eye opening experience.  Buying tickets on Renfe is quite possibly one of the worst travel experiences one can have, and after several frustrating purchase attempts for our vacation in Spain we figured out 4 great tips to help make your purchasing experience a breeze! 

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