Spain | Elena Florez

April 04, 2022

Imagine looking up at a blanket of stars, the sound of the ocean lapping, and the smell of sea air mixed with sweet pine. Then picture another scene – crowds squealing with excitement, bulls rushing by, and a cup of sangria refreshing your soul. 

Today we’re discussing the country of Spain – a place so diverse it may as well be a hundred different destinations in one! Whether you’re here to focus on world class gastronomy, experience local festivals, or just relax in the sun, this dynamic country has it all. 

Our guest today is Elena Florez, our partner and Spanish luxury travel expert. Elena explains for us how Spain became such a melting pot of cultures, how that’s affected the country today, and describes some fabulous destinations and experiences. 

Make up a plate of jamon and manchego, and enjoy this fun chat with Elena Florez.



Listen to hear:

  • 02:21 – About Elena’s favorite view in Spain

  • 03:56 – What inspired her to shift her career to the travel industry

  • 06:37 – Why American travelers are unique in exploring the world

  • 07:49 – How each region in Spain differs completely from the next

  • 11:26 – What the biggest myths about Spain are

  • 12:54 – How history influenced the Spanish culture

  • 16:54 – What the new trends in tourism are

  • 18:00 – Which festivals you must visit here

  • 22:20 – About the interesting activities for food lovers

  • 25:02 – Why you can do island hopping all year round

  • 29:33 – How you can experience ungooglable adventures

  • 32:31 – Why one family left a special memory with her

  • 34:08 – About Elena’s favorite choices on all things Spain

  •  41:11 – What you will learn about the world and humanity by visiting Spain

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