American expat and maven for living in Spain, writing about experiencing Europe. Fan of artisan vermouth and tapas but stealing sips from hubby's craft beer.
Gastronomy-lured traveler and Europe romantic, a balance of exploration and leisure is my blueprint for a great trip. Growing up in a diverse family, I adore local culture and authentic experiences, especially those involving cuisine and people.
I'm usually found with my travel partner husband getting to know the owners of a local 'tasca' while indulging in their house-made vermouth. My ideal travel day involves a spa and peaceful sunset after an active day tasting my way around a charming historic center.
For me, the highlight of traveling is meeting fellow travelers and the locals.
Amalia 's travel guides & trip reports
Hacienda Zorita Wine Hotel & SPA
A stunning property on Spain's Tormes River with refined accommodations and exquisite cuisine sourced from local artisans and the property's onsite organic garden.
$50 hotel / resort credit.
Upgrade & extended check-in/out whenever possible.
Eurostars Hotel de La Reconquista
Luxury hotel in Oviedo's historic center near San Francisco Park with two restaurants, a business center and a chapel.
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Amalia 's reviews
We travel a lot and we are quite particular about where we stay. Amalia (our travel advisor) was recommended to us and she really impressed us. She knew exactly what we were looking for from our trip and her local knowledge was superb. We don't think we would have got as much out of our trip without Amalia's services.
- Anne C.
Booked travel to Switzerland
- October 2023
Amalia was a pleasure to work with. She was very responsive and took care of all our travel needs efficiently and effectively. We will definitely work with Amalia again and also will recommend her to our friends.
- Anie R.
- July 2023
Amalia worked hard to provide the services we were looking for and gladly accommodated our requests, even the changes we made, and communicated well. All the details were worked out and there were no problems with scheduling or fulfilling our wishes about the experience we desired. Amalia was gracious to deal with, very knowledgeable about travel booking, and was perceptive in understanding what we were looking for in our travel experience. She demonstrates passion for her work and had a desire to provide us with a memorable experience, and we were not disappointed. We will work with her again and highly recommend her to others!
- Mark M.
Booked travel to Maine
- October 2023
Having Amalia's assistance with booking a hotel for our trip was the best choice. She provided a few hotels to pick from and broke down what each had to offer for comparison. It was so much better using her services than blindly picking one myself. She provided hotels that were safe, had good reviews, and were close to the things we wanted to do in Girona. She was very quick to respond to my questions and a dream to work with! Hotel Bestprice was the perfect hotel for my stay thanks to Amalia.
- Diane W.
- November 2023
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