Tour of Northern Spain: Bilboa, Pamplona, León, Gijón, Picos de Europa

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STE’s Holiday Editor, Tony Taylor, and his wife report on their driving tour around Northern Spain. In our younger days, we both worked full-time and, with two boys in tow, Southern Spain or Majorca were our usual holiday destinations. We would choose a …

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A Splash of Orange – Seville in February

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Written by Jane Critchley (A Runner-up entry in the Travel for Seniors Writing Competition.) Ok, what are we talking about here? For me, travel for seniors conjures up amazing places, plenty of walking to see those places, cafés and bars …

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A Leisurely Tour of NE Spain: Catalonia, Aragon and Valencia

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STE’s Holiday Editor, Tony Taylor, reports on his experiences on a leisurely tour of NE Spain. We flew from Manchester to Barcelona with Jet2, and collected our hire car at the airport. The car was booked through Holiday Autos and all …

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Valencia to Bilbao via Zaragoza – Cathedrals, Castles and Modern Architecture

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North-East Spain was largely unknown to me. I’d visited Barcelona on a couple of occasions, but never strayed far inland. Reading by chance that the name of the city of Zaragoza, was derived from Caesaraugusta, via the Arabic name of Saraqusta, persuaded me …

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The Caves of Drach in Mallorca

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Written by Carolyn Ward (A highly commended entry in the Travel & Water Writing Competition.) Beneath the sunny beaches of Porto Cristo on the island of Mallorca, hide the mysterious Caves of Drach (Cuevas del Drach). They are fascinating caverns …

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Four Scenic Drives in Mallorca

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STE’s Holiday Editor, Tony Taylor, reports on his experiences driving around Mallorca. My wife and I had not been to Mallorca for 25 years. We had young children at that time, so spent holidays in hotels with a pool and …

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