The Lemon Tree Retreat: A Family-Friendly Hotel in Spain’s Deep Country

The Lemon Tree Retreat is near La Alhama in Granada province. We recently had the opportunity to discover El Amparo, aka The Lemon Tree Retreat in the Axarquia mountains of Granada province. This small luxury bed and breakfast is run by expats Nick, who is British, and Aussie Jody, together with their stellar [...]

Obama sprinkles stardust on Seville tourism conference (and Spain Savvy)

The following is a guest post written exclusively for Spain Savvy by travel journalist Fiona Flores Watson  Spain Savvy and Barack Obama at the World Travel and Tourism Council Global Summit in Seville Sarah Gemba, director of Spain Savvy, with 44th US President, Barack Obama. Tourism’s most important annual event, the WTTC Global [...]

Spain Savvy Destination Spotlight: Mojácar, Almería

The Spain Savvy family is back from our summer vacation and while it's still fresh, we want to share what we discovered in this beautiful corner of southeast Spain during our six-day jaunt as a family (2 adults and 3 children - ages 7, 5 and 2).  The Spain Savvy children are good little explorers [...]

Spain Savvy Partners: The Essence of Flamenco in Triana at Baraka

In a corner of Seville, in the magical Triana quarter (where many would say flamenco was born), our friends at Baraka Flamenco opens their doors to anyone who wishes to be moved by this provoking art form.  Flamenco is a very distinctive style of music and dance, characteristic of the Andalusian gypsies, strongly rhythmic and [...]

By |2018-05-11T11:10:59+00:00November 14th, 2017|culture corner, gastronomy, partners, Seville, travel tips|0 Comments

Spain Savvy Destination Spotlight: Santa Olalla and Real de la Jara (Sierra Norte of Seville)

The following is a guest post written exclusively for Spain Savvy by Lucy Williams A feast for the senses. A mountain getaway a stone’s throw from Seville. Castles, stunning countryside and the best Iberian ham. What more could you ask for on a day trip? Ancient fortifications, breath-taking views and delicious food. And all within [...]

Spain Savvy Travel Trips: Ueno Ueno Gourmet Shop in Seville

Looking for a great place to buy gourmet goods on your next trip to Seville? Look no further than the Ueno Ueno store on Calle García de Vinuesa, just a stone's throw from the Cathedral in the Arenal district.  In a family-owned, entrepreneurial atmosphere and demonstrating a true passion for their products,  the friendly and [...]

By |2018-05-11T11:20:18+00:00September 25th, 2017|gastronomy, Seville, travel tips|0 Comments

Culture Corner: La Velá de Santa Ana in Seville

This week in Seville there is a fantastic opportunity for cultural immersion, at La Velá de Santa Ana, a festival taking place just along the Guadalquivir River in the emblematic Triana neighborhood.  You can't miss the green and white awnings so typical of the Spring Fair and other festive celebrations of this region, and where [...]

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