The Road from Stuttgart to Lisbon – Part 2

(James and Jenean Derheim are scouting new locations for future tours in southern Spain, on their way to pick up returning clients in Lisbon on May 27) May 24 Resting and recuperating with the sound of birds coming from the garden after a series of very long drives of 600, 700 and 850 kilometers on […]

Postcard from La Mancha, Spain

Jenean Lindley Derheim dreams of Don Quixote above the town of Consuegra, La Mancha, Spain on May 23. The hill above the town is studded with 12 well-preserved windmills, most of which are more than 300 years old. There is also a huge castle, first mentioned in the 11th century.

The Origin of the Crucifix

May 17 On tour with genealogist Margaret Weiler in the Schwaebische Alb of Germany, we learned yesterday something very interesting from the former pastor of a very old church in the town of Heiningen. “Crucifixes were developed in Spain at the end of the 14th century to remind people of the hideous treatment of Jesus […]

Paris, Southwestern France and Barcelona Micro-Group Tour

PARIS, SOUTHWESTERN FRANCE & BARCELONA Dates TBD on interest and group This trip starts off with three nights in one of the world’s most enchanting cities, with a guide who knows how to make the most of your time here. We then move away from the city to explore the environs o southwestern France. Carcassonne […]

Northern Spain – Micro Group Tour

NORTHERN SPAIN & PORTUGAL Micro Group Tour for October (Max 5 adults) We start with three nights in Segovia where we are positioned conveniently for several trips including Salamanca. The tour then moves up into the Léon y Castilla region, known for being part of the Camino de Compostela, as well as beautiful, rugged scenery […]

Lunch on the way from Barcelona to Carcassonne

With help from a suggestion from a new friend who owns a B&B near Leon, we stopped in the delightful seaside town of Begur, Spain today where we found lunch at the wonderful hotel and restaurant “Galena,” located on the edge of the village but with a wonderful view of the rolling landscape to the […]

You’ll Find Us Relaxing at Arianella de Can Coral, Spain

When we finish a long tour and before we begin another we like to find a place where we can feel at home and just totally chill out. We have such chill out places in Ireland, Italy, France, Germany and Portugal. Now we have found such a place high in the hills above the Mediterranean, […]

A work of Gaudi in Astorga, Spain

This former Roman camp and base for the mining operations nearby is now home to some magnificent architecture including a building designed by one of Spain’s premier architects. Gaudí’s work has widespread international appeal, and there are innumerable studies devoted to his way of understanding architecture. Today he is admired by both professionals and the […]