Tips for Visiting Monasterio de Piedra: Spain Family Travel

The Monasterio de Piedra Park is an incredibly beautiful place. We stopped by on the way back to Valencia from Zaragoza, and were glad we did. Founded in 1194, this monastery and the land surrounding it are a lush nest of green in a desert of crumbling yellow. Despite being close to several major cities, driving to Monasterio […]

The Oma Painted Forest: Family Hiking in Basque Country – Family Travel in Spain

The Oma Painted Forest was our only hiking in Basque Country, but it’s an easy place to recommend to just about anyone. It’s not the easiest or flattest path, but it’s not overly strenuous either. More than that, the views you’ll get in the Oma Painted forest are unlike any other. If you want to do […]

La Pontiga Apartments in Infiesto – Where to Stay in Asturias

When we looked for where to stay in Asturias, we looked at Asturias hotels close to Congas de Onis and the lakes of Covadonga, where we found La Pontiga Apartments, a cute boutique establishment in a small town called Infiesto. MORE THAN YOUR TYPICAL ASTURIAS HOTELS We tend to book more apartments than hotels. We like both of […]

Surfing in Santander – Spain Road Trip: Family Travel in Northern Spain

Surfing in Santander, the port town that serves as the capital of the Cantabria region of Spain, fit perfectly into our road trip plan. If you or your kids want to learn to surf in Spain, then the northern coast of the Cantabria region is an excellent place to consider. I’m not a surfer by any means […]

Dinosaurs in Spain: The Jurassic Museum of Asturias (MUJA)

If you have dinosaur lovers in your family, then Jurassic Museum of Asturias is for you. Spain has lots of preserved dinosaur tracks, and many of them were found along the stretch of coastline visible from the Jurassic Museum of Asturias, known to locals as MUJA (Museo Jurásico de Asturias)  Jurassic Museum of Asturias (MUJA) I had […]

Hiking in Asturias – Ruta de las Xanas: Spain Road Trip

Hiking in Spain is great. Hiking in Asturias is even better, especially in the summer, when much of the country feels like an oven. Hiking in Asturias — Ruta de las Xanas With its cool breezes and lush green landscapes, a summer day in Spain’s Asturias region is a day well spent. Out of all of […]

Visit Playa de las Catedrales in Galicia – Spain Road Trip

Playa de las Catedrales (Cathedral beach) in Galicia is easily one of the most beautiful places we saw during our road trip through Northern Spain. You’ve probably seen pictures like the one below. Yes, it looks like that and it’s beautiful, but before you show up expecting to have the beach to yourself while you […]

Santiago de Compostela with Kids – Spain Road Trip

Northern Spain is a pretty magical place, and visiting Santiago de Compostela with kids is a must for anyone traveling through the region. For thousands hikers and pilgrims every year, Santiago de Compostela is the end point or even a sacred destination. For people like like us, it’s an opportunity to eat, learn and soak […]

The Ourense thermal baths: Hot Springs in Spain

The thermal Baths in Ourense was an…interesting experience. Of all the things to do in Galicia with kids, our day at the Ourense thermal baths may be one of the most memorable. Not for the reasons you might suspect, however. The Ourense Thermal Baths When we lived in Japan, one of our family’s favorite things […]

Canyoning in Spain with Guias Malouco

Canyoning in Spain is one of the best ways to experience its spectacular natural beauty, but most people don’t think about going canyoning with kids. Wait, let me back up. Most people don’t even know what canyoning is, so let me explain. I often describe canyoning as whitewater rafting…off a waterfall…without the raft. Sounds fun, […]