Exploring Europe From Valencia

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We came to Valencia with five pets, four senior cats and Lizzie (the best dog ever), so our travel adventures during the three years we spent there were necessarily brief.  We made several short trips to nearby destinations and the few longer trips that you can read about below.

If you're interested, you can find shorter one and two day trips from Valencia here.

Longer Trips From Valencia

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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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Five Days on Two Wheels in Emilia Romagna, Italy

My friend Christina’s love of Ferrara, her home city, inspired me to put together a gentle cycle tour. Along our…

Jamie

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Falling in Love with Ferrara

I had no idea I was going to fall in love with Ferrara or that Jamie and I would see…

Susan

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A Couple of Days in Bologna

Before we grabbed our bicycles and hit the road for a tour of Emilia-Romagna, we wanted to see a bit…

Susan

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A Few Days in Porto

We went to Portugal to experience the Douro Valley and to learn about the fine Port wines of the region.…

Susan

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Provesende and the Douro Valley in Spring

One look at photos of historic terraced vineyards in the Douro Valley and I knew it was a destination for…

Susan

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Prague in December

Prague is a year-round destination and the Christmas season adds an extra sparkle to an already handsome city. With a…

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

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Paris Unplanned

I can’t remember how many times we dreamed of being able to spontaneously choose a travel destination when “knock your…

Susan