Here was a place where you could be jet-skiing in the Black Sea one day and heli-skiing down glaciated peaks the next—all in a country roughly the size of South Carolina.
Benjamin Kemper followed the siren song of jamón ibérico from New York to Madrid, where he writes about the places that make him hungriest.
It’s not all tapas and flamenco in the Andalusian capital, thanks to daring restaurants, revamped attractions, and next-level hotels that opened during the pandemic.
Faced with a social media firestorm over Plaza de España’s $85 million makeover, city officials hold the line that the square is an architectural triumph.
Spain is a pork lover’s paradise, a land of chorizo, charcuterie, and melt-in-your-mouth jamón. So what’s with the sad, flaccid slices Spaniards pass off as bacon?
Love good wine but hate tasting rooms? Head to Georgia, where family winemakers invite you in for epic homemade feasts and an array of hands-on winemaking experiences.
A tropical wonderland of hikeable volcanoes, black-sand beaches, and sumptuous boutique hotels awaits in La Palma, whose nickname, “La Isla Bonita,” rings truer than ever.
Three blue-collar districts across the river are bristling with phenomenal food, culture, and art. Just don’t call them “hipster.”
It’s the worst-kept secret in Spain’s capital city—everybody knows somebody throwing an Airbnb party.
An ex-monk spent 60 years building a temple to the Virgin Mary. Now everyone is wondering: What will happen to it when he’s gone?
While other destinations have been hibernating through the pandemic, this medieval jewel west of Madrid has been quietly glowing up.