As you know we have been living in Spain for nearly 1 year. As you also know, our original plan was to live here for 1 year and then return to the United States. Why we are throwing around different options as to what we are doing next and where we are going, we started coming up with a list of places we would still like to see in Spain.
We have visited many of the big cities of Spain: Madrid, Zaragoza, Seville, Valencia, Barcelona, Malaga, Alicante, Almeria, Marbella, Murcia, Cadiz, Merida and Granada. We have visited some great little villages and towns as well: Baza, Ronda, Frigiliana, Pampeneira, Lanjarón and more. So where does that leave us? It leaves us with a list of places we must still see in Spain.
We still want to visit Cordoba and that is just a 3 hour drive from Almuñécar, so we will fit that in. We also want to do the mud baths near Murcia, again about a 3 hour drive so not a problem. The other place we really want to see is Ibiza. When we took the ferry from Barcelona over to Italy, we noticed the ferries went to Ibiza as well. That got the wheels spinning for me. We have heard great things from other travel bloggers as well as where to go for families rather than parties. When we were nearing the end of our 6 weeks summer road trip, a former colleague of mine sent a message recommending we check out Ibiza as she has family there. Signal number 2..Okay, got the message.
So now I am researching how to fit Ibiza into our schedule and costing out the trip. Turns out we can ferry over from Valencia, which is much closer to us than Barcelona. If we are flexible we can certainly find low cost airfare. This is probably a smarter choice, as it may be easier to be on the island without a car. I also needed to research accommodation. Turns out there is affordable accommodation in Ibiza too! Things are looking good for Ibiza, now we just need to figure out the best time to fit it into our schedule.
What other destinations would you recommend we visit in Spain and why? It would be great to have your input on what we “must see”, so we can prioritize and make a plan. Of course Northern Spain immediately comes to mind for me as well. We were going to explore that area on our road trip, but by the time we hit Northern Spain, we were very tired and really just wanted to come home. A friend of ours, Cat from Sunshine and Siestas has provided her list, so we will take that into consideration too.
I know, you are wondering about our schedule and our plans aren’t you? Well, time will tell what the future holds for Wagoners Abroad. In the mean time, you will just need to continue to read about our adventures and sit tight for any little nuggets of info we share with you about our plans. We have loads to figure out and options to work through, so give us a little time and we will share it with you. If you are already “in the know” for our various options, hold tight on sharing for a bit so we can see what works out.