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Stargazing and Ferrari Spotting: Tuscany with Teens

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Family travel Italy Tuscany

November 11, 2014 by Untours Staff

Sue Baker enjoyed sharing Tuscany with her kids when they were teenagers. They’ve grown up since, and Sue has very recently become a grandma. We hope she’ll get to take her grandson to Italy some day. In the meantime, Sue’s observations remain relevant today.   I have always loved to see my children in awe…  


Andalusia for the first time: Part 5

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Andalusia Spain Travel Tips

July 23, 2014 by Untours Staff

Here’s the fifth installment in an 8-week photoblog by Sonia Ratcliffe about her first trip to Andalusia. I’m just about halfway through my trip in these pics, taken in and aroud Ubeda and Baeza. The Plaza Vázquez de Molina featuring the parador and Chapel of the Savoir, examples of Ubeda’s Renaissance architecture   Salmorejo, a…  


Andalusia for the first time: Part 4

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Andalusia Spain Travel Tips

July 16, 2014 by Untours Staff

Here’s the fourth installment in an 8-week photoblog by Sonia Ratcliffe about her first trip to Andalusia. My next stops in this adventure are Fuente Tojar and Priego de Cordoba—two of our hometowns in Andalusia! The adorable village of Fuente Tojar, where our on-site staff person, Maria lives Meeting the Symons, frequent Untourists, for orientation…  


Andalusia for the first time: Part 3

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Andalusia Spain Travel Tips

July 9, 2014 by Untours Staff

Here’s the third installment in an 8-week photoblog by Sonia Ratcliffe about her first trip to Andalusia. First Cordoba, then Carcabuey…now on to Zuheros! The main Plaza with the ruins of a Moorish castle behind. Sadly, we missed the opening hours—you have to keep close tabs on them in Southern Spain! The main Plaza looking…  


German Beer: A Glossary of Beer Styles

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Beer Castle Germany Rhine

July 3, 2014 by Untours Staff

Beer! photo courtesy of gina pina, via flickr.com cc Brewing goes back to Germanic tribes, and later to monks, so it follows a hallowed tradition. A trip to an atmospheric beer hall or garden is on many visitors’ to-do list when visiting our German UnTours, both the Castle Untour and the Rhine. The secret of…  


Andalusia for the first time: Part 2

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Andalusia Spain

July 2, 2014 by Untours Staff

Here’s the second installment in a 9-week photoblog by Sonia Ratcliffe about her first trip to Andalusia. After Cordoba, I made my way to beautiful Carcabuey. Before entering the village: who would have thought that views from a junkyard would be pretty?! You can see the ruined castle in the top-left.   View onto the…  


Andalusia for the First Time: Part 1

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Andalusia Spain

June 24, 2014 by Untours Staff

This series of posts was written by UnTours staffer Sonia Ratcliffe. I just got back from my first trip to the Andalusia region of Spain and, instead of writing a lengthy description of my travels, I wanted to just show you my favorite pictures from the trip! This week, we’ll start with my first stop…