What to Expect at the Spanish Vehicle Inspection
Nov24

What to Expect at the Spanish Vehicle Inspection

While it’s easy to travel around Spain via public transport, as Americans, we both wanted to have the freedom of our own cars. After passing the Spanish driving exam and purchasing our vehicles, we’ve been able to reach out-of-the-way destinations and avoid overpacked buses to the beach! Our obsessions with Peuqeño Monty and Tibu kinda end there, though, as maintaining a motor vehicle in Spain turned out to be a lot more...

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Getting a Driver’s License in Spain
Feb05

Getting a Driver’s License in Spain

updated Summer 2018 What went wrong The GPS led us off the toll road and onto a little-traversed secondary highway that snaked through isolated Soria. We happened upon a quaint small town on the river Duero, starting our La Rioja road trip with a glass of red and a stroll around town. As we hopped into the rental car and headed towards Logroño, I drove straight into a speed trap. Thankfully, I was a few kilometers under the limit, but...

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Trains, Planes & Automobiles: Money Saving Trips for Travel in Spain
May01

Trains, Planes & Automobiles: Money Saving Trips for Travel in Spain

Tourism is big business in Spain, accounting for nearly 11% of the country’s GDP, and it’s a sector that is taken quite seriously. The government pours billions of euros into hospitality schools, hotels and even its public and private transportation. Traveling around Spain is easy and there are heaps of options when considering both how to travel and for how much. Trains The Spanish railway system, known as Red Nacional de...

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