Hiking from Deià to Port de Soller, Mallorca, Spain

View From Hike To Port de Soller‏

View From Hike To Port de Soller‏

It’s a dreary day in Chicago so I wanted to bring some sunshine in with this picture taken mid-hike from Deià to Port de Soller in Mallorca, Spain. It’s a lovely 2.5 to 3 hour hike along paths dating back several centuries that wind through Mallorca’s back yards filled with olives trees.  You might run into a donkey here and there as well.


Love Letter To The Perfect Hotel: Sa Pedrissa, Deià Mallorca

Sa Pedrissa View From BBQ Area

Sa Pedrissa will ruin you. It will raise the bar so high that other hotels and travel destinations pale in comparison.  Located in the small town Deià known for its famous resident Robert Graves, Se Pedrissa is steps from the Mediterranean with a unforgettable view of the Serra de Tramuntana mountains. Absolute perfection.

I was in Spain for a family vacation and my wedding so expectations were high. I chose Sa Pedrissa because of its location, size and commitment to organic food as an agrotourism hotel. After a scenic thirty-minute winding drive from the Palma de Mallorca Airport we arrived to a warm greeting from the manager Carlos with champagne in hand.

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Restaurant Xelini The Barrigón- Deià, Mallorca Spain

Xelini The Barrigón View of Road Leading to restaurant

This summer I spent an incredible week in Deià, Mallorca for my wedding. My mom hosted a welcome dinner for the families at  Xelini The Barrigón located just off the main street in Deià.  Xelini is a charming restaurant in a 130 year old stone building with amazing views of the Serra de Tramunta mountains.

With its 60-plus tapas menu that is affordably priced it is hard to go wrong.  Continue reading