This past weekend we traveled to Budapest, Hungary to visit the city and to spend some time with Lance’s chess coach.
This past Saturday we traveled to Granada to let the kids participate in the 22nd annual edition of the Acropolis Chess Tournament, and decided to take the opportunity to stay over until Sunday and do what’s considered the most beautiful hike in the area, the Vereda de la Estrella, in the Güejar Sierra.
In December 2012, we took a weekend trip to the Alpujarra, discovering the wonderful places in Pampaneira, Bubion & Capilleira. Hope you enjoy the article. If you’re traveling there, you can download all the places described in this article in a Rego collection here.
In the whitewashed Spanish village of Alozaina, about 40 minutes from Marbella, is a very special center, called Casa de Pepe Bravo. The center takes in the socially unfortunate, helps them, and teaches them the crafts and skills needed to work productively. If you live in the area, it’s a place you must visit!
This Saturday we visited another intriguing and spectacular area of Andalucia — the city of El Chorro, and its historic “Caminito del Rey.”
This article describes a wonderful hike we did to the Cañon de las Buitreras in the Ronda area of southern Spain.
This article describes a wonderful hike we did from Benaojan to Montejaque, in the Ronda area of southern Spain.
It’s springtime in Andalucia, and that means weekend hikes. On Sunday, we drove out towards Casarabonela (about 45 minutes from Marbella), to hike the 3.5 km trail around Puerto Martínez.
The Rio Grande river begins its journey at the mouth of a cave near Yunquera, Spain, and makes its way down through the mountains and just by the Tolox venta where we like to have lunch on the weekends.
Although it’s still wonderfully warm here at sea level in Marbella, it’s quickly getting cold in the Alpujarras and Sierra Nevada, and so thought this could be our last weekend to try camping at the Siete Lagunas. Setting out early Saturday morning, we arrived in Capileira in time to catch the 3:00 PM bus up to the Alto Chorrillo, where our three-hour hike to the Laguna Hondera would begin.
This article describes a wonderful walk we took to the Pinsapo de la Escaleretas, in the Ronda area of southern Spain.
Continuing our exploration of all places Andaluz, we set off today to the Sierra Prieta, just behind the small pueblo of Casarabonela.
The plan this morning called for an exploratory walk around the Refugio Juanar (about 20 minutes from Marbella, direction Ojén), to find and examine the trail that leads from Pico de Juanar to Istán.
The area around Yunquera, in Andalucia’s “Sierra de las Nieves” is famous (maybe even world famous) for its concentration of beautiful and majestic “Pinsapo” pine trees. Although we’ve been there several times in the past, we decided to head up there early this morning, to take in some of the cool mountain air.
After an intense week of work, my wife’s suggestion on Friday to head off to the Alpujarras for the weekend was music to my ears. We did some quick Googling, found a nice apartment for rent in Bubión, loaded up the Jeep and hit the road.
This article describes a wonderful hike we discovered just down the road from Marbella, in beautiful Casares.
Today, we headed off from Marbella to Monda, then Guaro, then Alozaina, then Yunquera, finally arriving at El Burgo, in the heart of the Sierra de las Nieves. From there, we began the 2.5 km hike to the recreation center known as Fuensanta.
Taking advantage of the Semana Blanca holiday here in Spain, we took the kids for a three-day trip to Granada, a get-away that turned out to be one of the most enjoyable in quite some time.
Today we headed down just past Nerja, where we parked the car just off the highway, to explore the trails and jagged cliffs of the Acantilados de Maro.
Today’s outing took us on this gorgeous day to nearby Pizarra. From Marbella, we took the Ojen highway to Coin, then on to Cártama, and then on to Pizarra—all in all, about a 45-minute drive.
I am constantly impressed with the variety of interesting places to visit in southern Spain. This past weekend we took a day trip out to the amazing Torcal.
This past weekend, we decided to stay a bit closer to home, and take a little tour through the local mountains. We started the day by heading down the coast towards Estepona (about 15 minutes away), and then turning inland to climb the towering mountain of “Los Reales.”