Next Flight 2 Spain

I’ve road-tripped solo through Spain a couple of times and have spent time there with family and friends. After just a couple of trips, I started noticing that my friends would check in with me before their trips and ask for travel tips. Many would ask to join my next trip. It turns out, I love being the go-to friend for vacationing in Spain. My goal is always to help friends hit the spots they’ve always wanted to see, but also to take time to enjoy their trip at a slightly deeper level than they might have otherwise.

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Wednesday Jul 19, 2023

Join me for a discusion with Sacha Azcona, author of "El Madrid de Almodóvar." Sacha tells us neighborhood, by neighborhood — from Malasaña to Barrio de las Letras — where to go to see Almodóvar's most iconic film locations, and even those less-so-iconic. Along the way, Sacha shares his own Madrid ... where to go for the best tapas, the most romantic tea, and the most delicious 'tortilla de patatas.' His book is available on Amazon and Kindle. In the Kindle edition are live links to all the sites! We have a wonderful chat and offer fresh ideas for enjoying Spain on your next trip!

Sunday Mar 19, 2023

In today's podcast, I chat with Nicole of TravelToMoney. She's a world travel coach who can help you live a life of travel, adventure, and financial independence. 
Nicole shares what she loves about Valencia — both the city and the region — and we imagine a 3–5-day road trip from Valencia to Alicante: a walk through Valencia's 5-and-a-half mile Jardín del Turia, coastal hikes & views, info for cyclists, a Catamaran experience, and the UNESCO World Heritage Fallas Festival. We also talk about two homes she's remodeling in Pego, Spain, and a little about her coaching business. Enjoy!
You can find Nicole on Instagram and YouTube at @TravelToMoney or her website — where you'll find more information on coaching — at

Sunday Feb 19, 2023

In my first bi-lingual podcast — on Wines of Spain: Rioja & more — my special guest is Professor José Luis Priego Bermejo of the Complutense University of Madrid. We cover wines of Rioja, Rías Baixas, Toro en Zamora, Jerez, Madrid, and more.
Professor Bermejo not only teaches inorganic chemistry but also is also an expert on wine and food pairing. Interestingly, he is a member of the tasting committee for the Madrid DO (Denominación de Origen) wine region. At the University, he teaches a continuing education course on wines of Madrid.
For this interview, my wonderful sister-in-law Maria helps me with translations. We explore doing a podcast in two languages and I learned valuable lessons for going forward! I hope you enjoy this first effort and hope you come back to NextFlight2Spain for more bilingual conversations as I adapt my approach.
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In the meantime, I hope this interesting discussion on "Wines of Spain: Rioja & More" with Professor Bermejo and my sister-in-law María offers fresh ideas for enjoying Spain on your next trip!

Friday Jan 20, 2023

In today’s interview with Catalonian author/filmmaker Juan Sardà Frouchtmann, my good friend Melissa and I immerse you in his passion for Madrid … why he fell in love with the city, his study of its secrets, and the gift he offers newcomers from around the world: delightful and insightful tours.

Thursday Jan 12, 2023

Today I interview my friend Melissa who spent some time, last summer, in southern Spain and Madrid. We talk highlights of her recent trip through Andalusia and her time in Madrid. We offer ideas for a 1-day Madrid walking tour. We also ponder (maybe a little too long) Madrid museums. Take a listen!

Thursday Jan 05, 2023

In this episode, I introduce you to Aula Toledo, a wonderful Spanish school in Toledo, Spain. I became a student in 2016 and today participate in their "Club de Español." We chat with founder Maite Lopez Garcia as well as my teacher and friend Isabel Martín Alonso. Aula Toledo is part of Fedele and is accredited by the Cervantes Institute. 

Tuesday Jan 03, 2023

Join me here in my first episode of the NextFlight2Spain podcast in which I share my ideas for the podcast as well as what inspired me to get started. 
If you've ever been to Spain, and you are reading this now, I bet you are hoping to go back soon. In this podcast, I'll share ideas for ways you can enjoy Spain on your next trip! 
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