The Trip 2014: Hosts' Favorite Moments Pictures

Samantha Brown, Don Wildman and Anthony Melchiorri had one heck of a time in Spain and Morocco. But don’t take our word for it. See their favorite moments and read what they have to say.

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Bask in the Sun
Bask in the Sun at La Concha Beach

Bask in the Sun at La Concha Beach

Spend the day lounging under a big umbrella at one of Spain's best beaches -- and one of the largest and most famous urban beaches in Europe. If avoiding crowds and surfing is more your style, the winner also has the option of visiting San Sebastian's nearby La Zuriolla Beach. 960 1280

Dallas Stribley  

Tour Seville Cathedral

Tour Seville Cathedral

Visit the burial site of Christopher Columbus at Seville Cathedral. Considered Seville's most famous landmark, the cathedral is the largest Gothic cathedral and third largest church in the world. 960 1280

  

2 Nights at Royal Mansour

2 Nights at Royal Mansour

Be treated like royalty -- the King of Morocco to be exact -- who commissioned this luxurious hotel to boost tourism. The serious VIP digs (with private houses costing into the thousands) come with a butler to cater to your every whim. 960 1280

Royal Mansour  

A Meal with a View at Ca's Patro March

A Meal with a View at Ca's Patro March

Off the beaten path in Palma de Mallorca, every table at this rustic restaurant looks over Deia Cove. A fisherman's shack 100 years ago, expect an authentic meal of the freshest fish, with a little olive oil and salt, hot off the grill. 960 1280

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See Granada's Great Alhambra

See Granada's Great Alhambra

The most important historical monument in the nation, the Alhambra is the last and greatest Moorish palace in Europe. The 11th-century fortress is known for being the place where Christopher Columbus signed a contract with the Spanish queen to set sail in 1492. 960 1280

Left: Marina Ramos Urbano / Getty Images; Right: Kaz Chiba / Getty Images  

Check Into the Finca Cortesin for 2 Nights

Check Into the Finca Cortesin for 2 Nights

Marbella's 5-star, boutique paradise feels like a private Andalusian estate. With an unbelievable spa, PGA-caliber golf course, 33 pools, but only 67 private guest rooms -- you'll never have to fight for a lounge chair. 960 1280

  

Stay 2 Nights at Hotel Maria Cristina

Stay 2 Nights at Hotel Maria Cristina

Hotel Maria Cristina opened its doors in 1912, and for its 100th anniversary, spent $23 million to bring it into the new century. It's the place to stay in San Sebastian. 960 1280

Maria Cristina / Starwood Hotels and Resorts  

Bargain Hunt at Jemaa El Fnaa

Bargain Hunt at Jemaa El Fnaa

Soak up the colorful Berber culture with a stroll through the maze-like markets in Marrakesh, known as souks. Next door, snake charmers, story tellers and food stalls fill the largest marketplace, the Jemaa El Fnaa square. 960 1280

Massimo Caporilli via Flickr Creative Commons  

Get the VIP Experience at Mutis

Get the VIP Experience at Mutis

You'll have an all-access pass to this invite-only speakeasy. Behind the unmarked entrance, you'll join A-list clientele to sip some of the best cocktails in Europe. 960 1280

Bar Mutis  

Go on a Dune Buggy Adventure

Go on a Dune Buggy Adventure

You'll feel like you're on the edge of the world after climbing to 5,000 feet in the beautiful Estopona Mountains -- at speeds reaching 50 mph -- looking out onto Morocco and the Rock of Gibraltar with Sol Buggies. 960 1280

  

Spend 2 Nights at Le Meridien Barcelona

Spend 2 Nights at Le Meridien Barcelona

Ideally situated on Las Ramblas, soak up the 5-star experience in one of Le Meridien's 231 beautiful rooms and suites featuring original works by local artists. 960 1280

Le Meridien / Starwood Hotels & Resorts  

Stay on the Private Island of Tagomago

Stay on the Private Island of Tagomago

After a short sail from Ibiza, embark on this exclusive, private island escape. Tagomago has exactly 1 house, 1 lighthouse and a huge swimming pool on 150 acres -- and it's all yours for the night. Guests of the villa can enjoy 5 luxury suites, private jet skis, a yacht, a masseuse and more. 960 1280

  

Hotel Alfonso XIII

Hotel Alfonso XIII

Situated in the heart of Seville, Hotel Alfonso XIII has been a landmark since 1929. Its inner courtyard, gardens, swimming pool and 151 renovated guest rooms all pay homage to Spain's Andalusian, Castillian and Moorish influences. 960 1280

Alfonso XIII / Starwood Hotels and Resorts  

Paraglide Over the Red Plains

Paraglide Over the Red Plains

Adventure junkies will look forward to soaring 3,000 feet above the endless African desert and Atlas Mountains. Morocco is one of the world's best spots for paragliding, with its consistent weather conditions and unforgettable views. 960 1280

  

Indulge With a Bath and Massage at Aire De Sevilla

Indulge With a Bath and Massage at Aire De Sevilla

Built over Roman ruins, this 16th-century mansion was turned into a public bathhouse where you can rest tired feet in thermal baths and hammam banns arabes. Spa services such as a massages and facials add a modern update to the ancient tradition. 960 1280

Aire De Seville  

Take In a FC Barcelona Game

Take In a FC Barcelona Game

A hundred thousand screaming fans, one of the best soccer teams in the world -- there's nothing quite like experiencing a game in Camp Nou. 960 1280

JOSE JORDAN/AFP/GettyImages  

Spend the Night at La Residencia

Spend the Night at La Residencia

Nestled on a hillside, La Residencia has the best hotel view in Mallorca with a straight line of sight to the Mediterranean Sea. It was once Richard Branson's private playground -- even Princess Diana has stayed here. 960 1280

Orient-Express Hotels Ltd  

Race at the Ascari Resort

Race at the Ascari Resort

Take a short day trip from Seville to Ronda for the "pinnacle of racing." Slip into a sexy, single-seat, 800-horsepower Formula 1 car, and see if you can reach speeds of 220 mph between 26 hairpin turns. 960 1280

  

Dine at Renowned Restaurant Arzak

Dine at Renowned Restaurant Arzak

San Sebastian could be considered the single greatest food city on the planet. It's home to one of the top restaurants in the world, Arzak, which has earned the coveted 3 Michelin stars -- and a 3-month-long reservation waiting list. 960 1280

  

Sam Brown takes a photo of herself in Spain
Sam Brown takes a photo of herself in Spain

Sam Brown takes a photo of herself in Spain

Samantha Brown takes a shot of herself with Setas de Sevilla, Spain in the background. 960 1280

  

Anthony Melchiorri

Anthony Melchiorri

One of our hosts for The Trip: 2014, Anthony Melchiorri of Hotel Impossible. 960 1280

  

Adam Richman

Adam Richman

Host Adam Richman checks out San Sebastian, Spain. 960 1280

  

Don Wildman

Don Wildman

Host Don Wildman of Mysteries at the Museum receives a history lesson on Alhambra, a palace and fortress complex located in Granada, Spain. 960 1280

  

Samantha Brown on a dune buggy

Samantha Brown on a dune buggy

Samantha Brown hits the trails on a dune buggy adventure. 960 1280

  

Adam Richman at Arzak restaurant

Adam Richman at Arzak restaurant

Elena Arzak gives Adam Richman a behind-the-scenes tour of one of the best restaurants in Europe, Arzak restaurant. This tour is also one of the prizes awarded on The Trip: 2014. 960 1280

  

Don Wildman

Don Wildman

Don Wildman takes a quick photo after his paragliding adventure. 960 1280

  

Samantha Brown in front of Seville Cathedral

Samantha Brown in front of Seville Cathedral

Samantha Brown talks with Paloma De Los Santos outside the Seville Cathedral. 960 1280

  

Adam Richman

Adam Richman

Adam Richman and Agustin Arakistain find fresh seafood to cook. 960 1280

  

Don Wildman in Morocco

Don Wildman in Morocco

Elalaoui Moulay prepares a traditional Moroccan dish for host Don Wildman and Rosa McLeown. 960 1280

  

Samantha Brown

Samantha Brown

A behind-the-scenes shot of Samantha Brown filming The Trip: 2014. 960 1280

  

Adam Richman takes a picture

Adam Richman takes a picture

Adam Richman snaps a picture of his dinner at Ganbara in San Sebastian, Spain. 960 1280

  

Don Wildman sits in a race car

Don Wildman sits in a race car

The cameras roll as Don Wildman prepares for his drive around the Ascari Race Facilities. Another "The Trip: 2014" prize awarded to 2 winners. 960 1280

  

Samantha Brown takes in the view at Finca Cortesin

Samantha Brown takes in the view at Finca Cortesin

Samantha Brown takes in the view at Finca Cortesin Hotel Golf and Spa in Malaga, Spain. Two lucky winners of The Trip: 2014 will enjoy 2 nights at the resort. Find even more details on The Trip: 2014. 960 1280

  

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Bask in the Sun at La Concha Beach

Bask in the Sun at La Concha Beach

Spend the day lounging under a big umbrella at one of Spain's best beaches -- and one of the largest and most famous urban beaches in Europe. If avoiding crowds and surfing is more your style, the winner also has the option of visiting San Sebastian's nearby La Zuriolla Beach. 960 1280

Dallas Stribley  

Tour Seville Cathedral

Tour Seville Cathedral

Visit the burial site of Christopher Columbus at Seville Cathedral. Considered Seville's most famous landmark, the cathedral is the largest Gothic cathedral and third largest church in the world. 960 1280

  

2 Nights at Royal Mansour

2 Nights at Royal Mansour

Be treated like royalty -- the King of Morocco to be exact -- who commissioned this luxurious hotel to boost tourism. The serious VIP digs (with private houses costing into the thousands) come with a butler to cater to your every whim. 960 1280

Royal Mansour  

A Meal with a View at Ca's Patro March

A Meal with a View at Ca's Patro March

Off the beaten path in Palma de Mallorca, every table at this rustic restaurant looks over Deia Cove. A fisherman's shack 100 years ago, expect an authentic meal of the freshest fish, with a little olive oil and salt, hot off the grill. 960 1280

Getty Images  

See Granada's Great Alhambra

See Granada's Great Alhambra

The most important historical monument in the nation, the Alhambra is the last and greatest Moorish palace in Europe. The 11th-century fortress is known for being the place where Christopher Columbus signed a contract with the Spanish queen to set sail in 1492. 960 1280

Left: Marina Ramos Urbano / Getty Images; Right: Kaz Chiba / Getty Images  

Check Into the Finca Cortesin for 2 Nights

Check Into the Finca Cortesin for 2 Nights

Marbella's 5-star, boutique paradise feels like a private Andalusian estate. With an unbelievable spa, PGA-caliber golf course, 33 pools, but only 67 private guest rooms -- you'll never have to fight for a lounge chair. 960 1280

  

Stay 2 Nights at Hotel Maria Cristina

Stay 2 Nights at Hotel Maria Cristina

Hotel Maria Cristina opened its doors in 1912, and for its 100th anniversary, spent $23 million to bring it into the new century. It's the place to stay in San Sebastian. 960 1280

Maria Cristina / Starwood Hotels and Resorts  

Bargain Hunt at Jemaa El Fnaa

Bargain Hunt at Jemaa El Fnaa

Soak up the colorful Berber culture with a stroll through the maze-like markets in Marrakesh, known as souks. Next door, snake charmers, story tellers and food stalls fill the largest marketplace, the Jemaa El Fnaa square. 960 1280

Massimo Caporilli via Flickr Creative Commons  

Get the VIP Experience at Mutis

Get the VIP Experience at Mutis

You'll have an all-access pass to this invite-only speakeasy. Behind the unmarked entrance, you'll join A-list clientele to sip some of the best cocktails in Europe. 960 1280

Bar Mutis  

Go on a Dune Buggy Adventure

Go on a Dune Buggy Adventure

You'll feel like you're on the edge of the world after climbing to 5,000 feet in the beautiful Estopona Mountains -- at speeds reaching 50 mph -- looking out onto Morocco and the Rock of Gibraltar with Sol Buggies. 960 1280

  

Spend 2 Nights at Le Meridien Barcelona

Spend 2 Nights at Le Meridien Barcelona

Ideally situated on Las Ramblas, soak up the 5-star experience in one of Le Meridien's 231 beautiful rooms and suites featuring original works by local artists. 960 1280

Le Meridien / Starwood Hotels & Resorts  

Stay on the Private Island of Tagomago

Stay on the Private Island of Tagomago

After a short sail from Ibiza, embark on this exclusive, private island escape. Tagomago has exactly 1 house, 1 lighthouse and a huge swimming pool on 150 acres -- and it's all yours for the night. Guests of the villa can enjoy 5 luxury suites, private jet skis, a yacht, a masseuse and more. 960 1280

  

Hotel Alfonso XIII

Hotel Alfonso XIII

Situated in the heart of Seville, Hotel Alfonso XIII has been a landmark since 1929. Its inner courtyard, gardens, swimming pool and 151 renovated guest rooms all pay homage to Spain's Andalusian, Castillian and Moorish influences. 960 1280

Alfonso XIII / Starwood Hotels and Resorts  

Paraglide Over the Red Plains

Paraglide Over the Red Plains

Adventure junkies will look forward to soaring 3,000 feet above the endless African desert and Atlas Mountains. Morocco is one of the world's best spots for paragliding, with its consistent weather conditions and unforgettable views. 960 1280

  

Indulge With a Bath and Massage at Aire De Sevilla

Indulge With a Bath and Massage at Aire De Sevilla

Built over Roman ruins, this 16th-century mansion was turned into a public bathhouse where you can rest tired feet in thermal baths and hammam banns arabes. Spa services such as a massages and facials add a modern update to the ancient tradition. 960 1280

Aire De Seville  

Take In a FC Barcelona Game

Take In a FC Barcelona Game

A hundred thousand screaming fans, one of the best soccer teams in the world -- there's nothing quite like experiencing a game in Camp Nou. 960 1280

JOSE JORDAN/AFP/GettyImages  

Spend the Night at La Residencia

Spend the Night at La Residencia

Nestled on a hillside, La Residencia has the best hotel view in Mallorca with a straight line of sight to the Mediterranean Sea. It was once Richard Branson's private playground -- even Princess Diana has stayed here. 960 1280

Orient-Express Hotels Ltd  

Race at the Ascari Resort

Race at the Ascari Resort

Take a short day trip from Seville to Ronda for the "pinnacle of racing." Slip into a sexy, single-seat, 800-horsepower Formula 1 car, and see if you can reach speeds of 220 mph between 26 hairpin turns. 960 1280

  

Dine at Renowned Restaurant Arzak

Dine at Renowned Restaurant Arzak

San Sebastian could be considered the single greatest food city on the planet. It's home to one of the top restaurants in the world, Arzak, which has earned the coveted 3 Michelin stars -- and a 3-month-long reservation waiting list. 960 1280

  

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