The Afar Guide to

In Spain, something bright and beautiful will catch your eye every direction you turn. La vida Española—the Spanish life—is colorful and lived to the last drop. The food is rich and savored slowly, the people boisterous and friendly, the music lively, and the soccer matches rowdy. Spain is bursting with monuments to see, tapas to eat, wines to drink, and always one last walk to take.

Essential Spain Facts to

know before you go

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Brandy BellSpain Local Expert

Brandy Bell is a travel writer currently living in Madrid, Spain, where she dabbles in everything from nunchucks and hula hooping to street art. She is on a quest to build a recycled cello, perfect a French accent, and is currently planning a trip to South Africa where she hopes to skin dive with Great Whites. Follow her journey at