Paradores & Pousadas: A Guest’s Four-Part Tale

Paradores & Pousadas: A Guest’s Four-Part Tale

Posted July 11, 2017

“We traveled back to 13th century Portugal and Spain without having to step foot in a time machine…” opens a blog post written by Karen Kuzsel (Wagner), who recently joined our “Paradores & Pousadas” small group tour.  Throughout the 15-day tour through Portugal and Spain, Karen had many incredible experiences and she has been kind enough to share with us her four blog posts –  titled “Spain and Portugal:  How Centuries of Religious Battles Led to Architectural Wonders, Savvy Cuisine, Fragrant Wines, and the Heroics of Which Novels are Written.”

Whether she’s describing Evora’s Chapel of the Bones, an olive oil tasting, an entrancing flamenco show, or our distinct lodgings in Spain and Portugal’s medieval monasteries, historic fortresses, and stately palaces, Karen provides fun facts and great pictures.

Check out her posts below to armchair travel to Spain and Portugal.  And if her words inspire you to visit these two beautiful countries, be sure to check out our “Paradores & Pousadas” small group tour (or “Across Spain and Portugal,” visiting the northern regions of these two countries).

Post 1:  “Part 1: Portugal”

Post 2:  “Spain further awakens our sense of history, from castles to iconic churches”

Post 3:  “Olive oil, Hemingway, Flamenco dance, and tapas”

Post 4:  “Madrid, Barcelona and tips for travelers”


Pictured above: Jerónimos Monastery.  Photo by Russell Wagner.