Brief Interludes Here and There

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Interlude: a pause or interval that contrasts with what goes before and what follows.

Before we started rambling with Teej and Ricco, our two old cats, we'd moved to Valencia with five senior pets and had to keep our time away from home down to less than a fortnight.

Our one or two week-long interludes include: cycle tours, through hikes, stopovers, and short visits. They've added a dash of spice to accent our lives.

Spanish Interludes

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Stopping in Granada

Our recent stopover in Granada was an entirely different experience. Due to covid restrictions, we spent six days in a…

Jamie

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Our Unexpected Stay-at-Home in the Navarrés Region of the Valencia Communidad

Our escape from Las Fallas, version 2020, started with a week in the Spanish Pyrenees followed up with a week…

Susan

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Sabando: A Remote Village in the Basque Country of Northern Spain

Late last year our friends Mat and Kathryn suggested we escape the noise and crowds of Valencia’s bacchanal, better known…

Susan & Jamie

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Fiscal, Aragón: A Quiet Village in the Spanish Pyrenees

Late last year when our friends Mat and Kat asked if we’d like to escape from Valencia with them for…

Susan & Jamie

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Beaches and Bays Along Spain’s Costa Verde

The weather gods favored us during an October trip to Spain’s Costa Verde. We explored the coastal zones of Cantabria…

Susan & Jamie

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How I Spent My First Ever Yoga Retreat at Yoga Sutra Shala

Recently I started to have the feeling that a rigorous week-long retreat just might be beyond my physical capacity. I…

Susan

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Menorca in the Shoulder Season

Mid October is a lovely time of year to visit Menorca. The crowds are gone, lodging prices fall, we could…

Susan

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A Few Surprises on Our Sweep Through Andalusia

Our sweep through Andalusia was not the typical slow travel we prefer. Jamie’s sisters, our travel companions, had a tight…

Susan

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Buen Camino, Pick the Right Camino for You

There is something magical about doing a walk that’s been done by pilgrims for over 1,000 years.…

Susan

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Seven Traditions When You Finish the Camino

Whether you walk the Camino or not, Santiago de Compostela is big on amenities when it comes to lodging, restaurants,…

Susan

Italian Interludes

Portuguese Interludes

Other Interludes