Spain Travel Planner
Road-trips through Andalusia, family-friendly Balearics, pintxos in San Sebastian and great rentals in tiny beach towns…it’s a new You Asked, We (and a lot of friends who know better) Answered
After doing our first Travel Planners last spring—Italy, France, Greece—we decided to kick off with Spain this year. We asked you to post your questions. With Italy, we got over 300 of them; France and Greece around 200. But with Spain, something unexpected happened: you didn’t have so many (only around 50!). My theory is that it’s because so many of us (myself included) end up traveling to places we love on repeat (bella Italia!) because you know it works and it’s worth it—and you feel like part of a community (what’s better than being recognized by a local in a foreign place?!). But this also means you’re not experiencing some other great places. No judgment—I’m in the same boat, as is our deputy editor, Alex. So we both started asking our own questions, and then hitting up every one of our friends and their friends who know the country well. Now that we’ve gathered all of these incredible suggestions from our Yolo network, we can’t wait to road-trip across the countryside sleeping in historic Paradores (converted monasteries and castles), eat the best anchovies by the sea in Cantabria, drink tinto de verano by a splashing fountain in Cadiz, visit the Picasso Museum in Málaga, and have the whole wild beach to ourselves on Ibiza’s quiet side. Also, it doesn’t hurt that Spain remains more affordable than much of the rest of Europe.
And if you’re still not planning on Spain this summer even after reading this, you can find our Planners for Italy (North, Central and South), France (Paris & North/Central and South), and Greece (The Islands and The Mainland/Peloponnese) in our Archives.