The Andrew Harper Collection: A Labor of Love

Each year, the Andrew Harper Collection is meticulously revised and updated. In 2021, we made significant upgrades to enhance our hotel and restaurant listings.

Favorite Beach Clubs on the Costa del Sol

Full-service beach clubs on the Costa del Sol are a quintessential way to experience this sun-baked region. Here are four, each with a different personality.

Where to Shop in Málaga

Malaga, in Spain's Costa del Sol, contains numerous one-of-a-kind shops selling Andalusian and Spanish goods that you won't find elsewhere. Here are five.

Favorite Restaurants in Málaga and Marbella

The restaurant scene in Malaga and Marbella is one of the most interesting in Spain. Here are some of our favorite tables on the Costa del Sol.

Staying in Style on the Costa del Sol

Andalusia's ancient and atmospheric port city of Malaga has reinvented itself as an avant-garde art destination. Our editor explores it along with Marbella.

Málaga: A City of Museums

Several major museums have opened satellite galleries in Malaga, and the city has emerged as a destination for art lovers. Here are five not to miss.

A Newly Recommended Hotel in San Sebastián

The culinary scene in San Sebastian blew away our editor, but so did a 22-room hotel on Monte Igueldo, 10 minutes from the city center.

A Blissful Basque Country Retreat

Just 10 minutes from San Sebastian, up a lush green hillside on Monte Igueldo, is Akelarre, a 22-room hotel that is an architectural triumph.

A Pintxo Food and Wine Tour

In any new destination, our editor typically signs up for a food tour. On this trip to Spain, Devour Tours focused on the pintxo bars of San Sebastian.

San Sebastián’s Best Pintxo Bars

People from all over the world flock to San Sebastian to do one thing: Eat. Here are nine of the best pintxo bars in this gastronomic capital.

7 Best Beaches in Menorca

Of the four Balearic islands, Menorca is known for having the best beaches. Here are seven, ranging from the white sand variety to remote rocky shorelines.

Mahón: Exploring Menorca’s Charming Capital

Tidy Mahon looks quite different from most Balearic towns. Spared by mass tourism, it is an intimate and delightful place to discover on foot.

Exploring Unspoiled Menorca

With new hotels and restaurants, the most authentically rural of the quartet of Balearic Islands, Menorca, is shyly stepping into the spotlight.

Newly Recommended Hotels in Menorca

Menorca is the next must-visit island off the coast of Spain. Besides the best beaches, it also boasts distinctive cuisine and fine boutique hotels.

Favorite Restaurants — and One Cliffside Bar — in Menorca

The beauty of Menorca and its superb produce are attracting talented young chefs. The result is a vibrant restaurant scene, especially in charming Ciutadella.

Tastes of Menorca: Essential Foods of the Island

Discover the history and traditions of Menorca by sampling some of its essential food products: Mahón cheese, Binifadet wine, olive oils and Xoriguer gin.

Road Trip! Our Top 15 Scenic Drives

Certain destinations cry out to be explored by car. Here are 15 of our editors' favorite scenic drives, from the Amalfi Coast to the Oregon Coast and beyond.

Where Not to Travel in Summer — And Where to Go Instead

As the list grows of places that have become no-go zones due to tourists, we've come up with alternative destinations to visit in summer.

Pedaling Southern Spain

Over five days, our writer enjoyed an inn-to-inn-style cycling itinerary linking Córdoba and Granada using lightly traveled back roads through Andalusia, Spain.

13 Exceptional Hotels for Bird-watching

There is no shortage of luxurious retreats located in significant birding spots across the globe. Here are 13 exceptional hotels for bird-watching.

A Perfect Day In... Girona

Despite being less than an hour from Barcelona and Costa Brava, Girona is missing only one thing that those places have in abundance: crowds.

Best Wine and Cocktail Bars

Wine bars and cocktail bars can be wonderful places to absorb the local atmosphere. In 2018, our editors found several memorable bars. Here are the best.

The Serendipitous Discovery of a Lively Tapas Bar in Madrid

Sometimes a random conversation leads to a serendipitous discovery. In this case, a helpful chambermaid alerted our editor to a great tapas bar nearby.

An Array of Treasures at Madrid's Museum of the Americas

Madrid's Museum of the Americas is often neglected by visitors. But it shouldn't be. It contains a spectacular collection of pre-Columbian art.

Day Trip From Madrid: A Visit to Chinchón

Chinchón is a delightful destination 45 minutes from Madrid. It offers a glimpse of a traditional Spanish town that has not been disrupted by tourism.

5 Not-to-Miss Bars in Madrid

Madrid is a cocktail-loving town. From on-tap vermut, sherry and wine to excellent tapas, these five bars range from traditional to hip and modern.

Madrid on the Upswing

With two anticipated properties slated to launch in the next year, and plenty of gems already open, Madrid is experiencing a dynamic hotel and restaurant boom.

Madrid: The Liveliest Restaurant Scene in Europe

A spate of new restaurants have opened in Madrid and old favorites have been rebooted, making for a lively gastronomic scene in Spain's capital.

Newly Recommended Hotels in Madrid, Spain

On a recent visit to Madrid, our editor discovered two small hotels, one in the Barrio de las Letras neighborhood, the other bustling Chueca district.

20 Must-See Festivals in Spain

Spain’s 17 autonomous regions offer a variety of fascinating festivals, each infused with the history and culture of that particular area.

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