8 Reasons to Visit Asturias, Spain Right Now

8 Reasons to Visit Asturias, Spain

There are many reasons to love Asturias. Asturias’ monikers, “Spain’s natural paradise” and “the green coast,” are certainly justified. Contrary to most of Spain, the region is verdant, with lush, abundant vegetation. It also has a varied geography, from emerald green valleys to snow-capped mountains. But Asturias, officially known as The Principality of Asturias, offers …

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This Week in Travel – Episode 250

This Week in Travel - Episode 250

This week Jen Leo, Chris Christensen, and myself are joined by our guest Spud Hilton, of the new travel podcast The Inappropriate Traveler. We talk about how travel has changed over the 10 years we have been doing This Week in Travel. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts This Week’s News: This Influencer Couple Admitted His Mom …

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Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range

Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range

From the Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range World Heritage Inscription: Set in the dense forests of the Kii Mountains overlooking the Pacific Ocean, three sacred sites—Yoshino and Omine, Kumano Sanzan, Koyasan—linked by pilgrimage routes to the ancient capital cities of Nara and Kyoto, reflect the fusion of Shinto, rooted in …

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