Christmas in Barcelona by JetSettingFools.com

Christmas in Barcelona: Churches, Markets and traditions

There are so many things that make Christmas in Barcelona spectacular! From the fabulous churches to historic Barcelona Christmas Markets to extremely odd Barcelona Christmas traditions, we jumped right in and celebrated the holiday Catalan style! Bon Nadal! (That’s Merry Christmas in Catalan!)

 

Barcelona in December

Barcelona Christmas Lights

Although many people worry about traveling in the winter season, there are many things to do in Barcelona in December – especially if you enjoy Christmas festivities!… Read the rest


Walking Tour Madrid Self-Guided Walk to 10 Sights of Madrid by JetSettingFools.com

Walking Tour Madrid: Self-Guided Walk to 10 Sights of Madrid

Twice before we have visited Madrid on quick, less-than-24-hour layovers. Both times, we dashed through the city to see the sights of Madrid as quickly as we could. On our most recent trip with friends we had more time – but still only 2 days in Madrid – and we were anxious to show our visiting friends to the best sights in Madrid.… Read the rest


3-Day Basque Country Itinerary by JetSettingFools.com

3-Day Basque Country Itinerary: San Sebastian and Hondarribia, Spain

The Basque region of Spain is characterized by stunning landscapes, delectable cuisine and quaint villages. For many travelers, it would be easy to spend at least a month on a tour of the Basque Country, swooning over the gorgeous coastline and gorging on pintxos (Basque-style tapas) while wandering from town to town.… Read the rest


One Day in St. Jean de Luz by JetSettingFools.com

One Day in St. Jean de Luz, France

We have heard more than once that the French Basque are more French than Basque and on our one day in St. Jean de Luz, we noticed it right away. St. Jean de Luz just felt French. From their squares filled with elderly women all dressed up to chat with friends to the chocolate and macaroon shops that line the streets to typical French waiters.… Read the rest


Barcelona on Foot A Self-Guided Walking Tour by JetSettingFools.com

Barcelona on foot: Self-Guided Walking Tour

Barcelona, Spain has a long history and the city is packed with sights. Many of the city’s top attractions are clustered around the Barcelona Old Town – making a walking tour an ideal way to explore. Our Barcelona Self-Guided Walking Tour takes visitors on a stroll along Las Ramblas to the vibrant waterfront, then to the beaches of Barceloneta and north to the city’s greenest park.… Read the rest


5 Tapas Bars Serving the Best Tapas in Seville, Spain by JetSettingFools.com

5 Tapas Bars Serving the Best Tapas in Seville, Spain

As we wandered the streets of the neighborhoods in Seville, Spain, it became evident that the tapas bars in Seville, both classic and trendy, are part of the city’s beauty. People gathered around outdoor tables and squeezed their way into small Seville bars.  As we were in search of the best tapas in Seville, we eagerly joined the crowds to sample the fare.… Read the rest


Pintxos Hondarribia An Adventure in Basque Cuisine by JetSettingFools.com

Pintxos Hondarribia: An Adventure in Basque Cuisine

Usually, ordering food in a foreign country is not difficult for us…but, in Hondarribia, Spain, we were having trouble. We had read about pintxos Hondarribia – Basque-style tapas – and I was beyond excited about the concept. I love to try new things, love local twists and need to snack while drinking – it was as if the idea pintxos was created to satisfy just me.… Read the rest


5 neighborhoods in Seville, Spain JetSettingFools.com

5 neighborhoods in Seville, Spain

We only had two full days in Seville, Spain but we quickly got ourselves acquainted with the atmospheric town. In addition to seeking out the Seville sights – we made time to enjoy the ambiance of the time-worn neighborhoods in Seville.… Read the rest


Monte Urgull Hiking San Sebastian Spain by JetSettingFools.com

Monte Urgull: Hiking San Sebastian to Castillo de la Mota

The San Sebastian Old Town sits steps away from the crescent-shaped La Concha Bay, with two hills rising at each end of the cove: Monte Urgull and Monte Igueldo. While Monte Igueldo is popular for the San Sebastian Funicular that transports visitors to the amusement park at the top of the hill (both of which are top San Sebastian attractions), we were drawn to the green space and meandering paths on Monte Urgull (or Mount Urgull) that lead to Castillo de la Mota San Sebastian. 

Isla de Santa Clara and Monte Igueldo on La Concha Bay in San Sebastian, Spain

Hiking San Sebastian: Monte Urgull

On our second day visiting the city (and after another night of consuming too many Basque tapas), we decided to head in the direction of San Sebastian Monte Urgull to stretch our legs and take in San Sebastian views.… Read the rest