I have always heard about Bilbao, Spain, because it is home to the beautiful Guggenheim museum. When Sara and I began exploring options for a short trip from her hometown of Valladolid, we decided a visit to Basque country was in order.

I only recently learned that two cities on mainland Africa, Ceuta and Melilla, continue to belong to Spain, though Morocco claims the lands belong to Morocco and are thus occupied territories. I always thought it would be cool to visit one of them, just for the heck of it, so during my month in …

Malaga offered me a great “home base” for working remotely and exploring Andalusia as it is a hub for a lot of bus and train routes throughout the region. Unfortunately, Ronda remains somewhat difficult and expensive to access by bus (though it is possible) so I was very happy when my buddy Frank offered …