July

Spain & Portugal Offer Vibrant Culture, Tasty Cuisine

Lynn and Roger Gee, 7-time travelers from San Diego, California, shared their story and photos from their recent Spain & Portugal in Depth trip, which they said was one of “the best” Grand Circle tours they’ve traveled on...

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Destinations: Portugal, Spain

Taste of Spain

Without a doubt, one of the most common comments I hear about our Spain’s Cultural Capitals and Spain & Portugal in Depth trips are about how much travelers enjoy the food. One of Spain’s most recognizable—and distinctive—dishes is paella. This one-pan specialty features a crusty, caramelized layer of rice calledsocarrat, which forms on the bottom of the pan and is mixed in with the rest of the fluffy rice for yummy, crunchy bits, bursting with flavor...

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Destinations: Spain

Travel Makes for Learning Experiences, Both Home and Abroad

From the vibrant nightlife and oceanside vistas to the distinctive flavors of paella, Spain’s national dish, I love Spain and Portugal. (Get a taste of the region by reading Global Kitchen.) Some of my favorite memories are a family trip to Barcelona for the Olympics, and you can discover this fabulous city on our new 2013 vacation, Spain’s Cultural Capitals...

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Destinations: Spain, Portugal

Ask Harriet: Wifi and 3G reception in Spain hotels

Q: Do most hotels on this trip have wi-fi? I know they don't have it on the bus. What is 3G reception like? We have all of our phrase books, historical guides, fiction for long bus rides, menu-masters, and even photographs on our hand-held devices...

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Destinations: Portugal, Spain

You Said It and Travel + Leisure Heard It

From back-yard barbecues to longer hours of daylight, summer is a season with plenty of reasons to celebrate. But it’s our consistent work year-round at Grand Circle Cruise Line that has us celebrating now, because readers of Travel + Leisure have voted us Top 3 “World’s Best River Cruise Line” for 2013 in the July 2013 edition...

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