Experience Spain and Morocco
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The most popular of Spain's Mediterranean islands, its perfect, golden-sand beaches have attracted famous residents such as Michael Douglas and Claudia Schiffer.
Deia, Majorca, Spain
For a taste of genteel old Majorca, visit the quintessential artistic village of Deia. After World War I, artists, musicians and writers were drawn to the coastal town's idyllic setting on steep cliffs overlooking the Mediterranean.
San Sebastian, Gipuzkoa, Spain
San Sebastian has a lot to brag about; not only does it have more Michelin stars per capita than any other place in the world, but it also has one of the best urban beaches in Europe.
Girona, Catalonia, Spain
About an hour’s train ride from Barcelona, Girona's picturesque houses overlooking the Onyar River, ancient cathedral --and its Catalan Gothic architecture -- and the old city walls and lookout towers draws sightseeing day-trippers.
Granada, Andalusia, Spain
Known for its vibrant nightlife, Alhambra, Granada's 13th-century hilltop palace and surrounding Generalife gardens full of cypress trees will make you feel worlds away from home.
Tarifa, Cádiz, Andalusia, Spain
The southernmost port in Spain (and Europe), Tarifa is a short boat ride across the Strait of Gibraltar to Morocco. For a particularly good view of the harbor and the coast of Morocco, climb the Castle of Guzman El Bueno's towers.
Seville, Andalusia, Spain
The Plaza de Espana in Maria Lusia Park is just one example of Seville's deeply layered history.
Dalt Vila, Ibiza, Spain
Ibiza (officially Eivissa in the local Catalan) is divided into two main parts: the old town, called Dalt Vila, and the modern district, called the Eixample. The vacation mecca gets, on average, 300 days of sunshine a year -- although, the water is only warm enough for a swim from May through October.
Just off the coast of Valencia, the island of Ibiza is the ultimate party destination for international jet setters, who flock to its legendary clubs during the summer to hear renowned DJs.
Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
It's hard to describe the beauty and mystique you’ll feel when you turn the corner of a suburban city block to see the sun bouncing off La Sagrada Familia's twisted spires. The unfinished cathedral is Antoni Gaudi's most famous work.
Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Stroll along the tree-lined La Rambla, dine at La Boqueria Market or duck into an intimate bodega for a taste of what the charming Catalan capital has to offer.
Outside this tiny village in the Sahara Desert in Morocco is a set of sand dunes that reach up to 150 meters called Erg Chebbi. Marvel at the sunrise over the dunes, and then head out on a camel safari, -- the best way to experience the dunes.
Marrakech has some 18 souks, or markets, that sell everything from traditional Berber carpets to modern electronics. Just remember to bargain; haggling is still a very important practice in the souks.
Situated near the foothills of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains, Marrakech is divided into two parts. The Medina is the historic part of the city, full of character and intricately connected alleyways stuffed with vendors and stalls. The newer European district known as Gueliz is home to modern restaurants, fast food chains and big box stores.