American Founder & Partner + Family Guy in Spain
After university and working in the American wellness sector, bilingual Dan traveled around Latin America and Europe. But it was the authentic Iberian experiences, timeless traditions, friendly locals & safe ambiances of Spain and Portugal that he fell in love with. This included making new amigos everywhere, enjoying medieval castles, modern Michelin-starred restaurants, ancient wine caves, Mediterranean islands, olive grove trails, Madrid’s art & majesty, Seville’s tapas & flamenco guitar, and Lisbon’s Fado and old world charm. After running with the bulls in Pamplona and feeling the energy of Iberian fiestas, Dan once imagined that Hemingway should have retired in Spain.
Dan’s amigos include Spanish winemakers, chefs, art historians, artists and artisans. He has been listed by PBS TV travel show host Rick Steve’s in his Spain travel books. He is a lifelong NFL New Orleans Saints fan, but prefers soccer for his son. Dan has assisted the TRAVEL CHANNEL and MTV on location in Spain. An international traveler himself, Dan has enjoyed Machu Pichu, Morocco, Chile, China and Korea along with much of Europe and the USA.
“The secret of our success with tailor-made Spain travel or Portugal luxury trips is my Spanish wife and I live in Spain and listen to our American customers’ needs and dreams. After 20 years in Spain & Portugal, my team and I know the difference between unforgettable experiences and the plethora of overblown or overhyped luxury tourist traps. Don’t book your Spain luxury cultural adventure trip until you talk to us.”
Senior Travel Specialist
Rachel’s worldview combines working hard + enjoying life with family and friends whenever possible. She grew up in a family of “foodies” so traveling for her was often in search of a perfect meal. After she studied abroad in Spain and her host family were great cooks and loved to travel. They showed her the BIG difference between ”tourist trap Spain” vs. the top local places of savvy Spaniards. After working in a law firm she changed gears and entered the world of luxury travel and has never looked back.
Iberia Luxury Travel Specialist & Hotel Curator
After working in Ireland to develop her English, she began to help us with event planning and reviewing luxury hotels. This vivacious and stylish Española has family roots in Andalucia but grew up further north near the border with Portugal and between the Roman capital of western Hispania and Templar knights castles. Nuria enjoys the Mediterranean lifestyle, European capitals, traditional festivals, La Liga, wine and cheese tastings, country walks and flamenco dance to name a few things.
Nuria loves creating unique special events like destination weddings so our guest experiences the best of Spanish music culture, tapas cuisine, wine and people and enjoys putting her special stylish touches on everything. She also arranges Sevillana dance lessons for our guest, make’s one of the best Tortilla Españolas in the universe and is a big fan of Spain’s gourmet Jamon Iberico de Bellota.
Iberia Cultural & Foodie Specialist
For this Spanish native, Morocco, Scandinavia, Chile, California and Turkey are a few of the places this athletic Barcelona native and former English teacher has visited. Inés who enjoys modern and classic art, design, theater, nature hikes, tapas and her grandmother exquisite seafood paella. She spent a year in Dublin and another in California and speaks Spanish, Catalan, English and a bit of Japanese.
Inés assist with cultural fun, food & wine things, special projects, and events. Scuba diving, yoga and mountain biking are sports she enjoys. Inés likes films of the Cohen brothers, Woody Allen, Almodovar and Vim Venders as well as the music of Beyonce, Diego Cigala, Marlango, and El Barrio among others.