Spanish Cooking Workshops by Certified Food Handler

Spanish Cooking Workshops by Certified Food Handler

Spanish Cooking Workshops Spanish cooking workshops are a “must” if you visit Madrid.  Creative Travel Madrid offers cooking workshops and wine tastings in our stunning home in the mountains just outside the city center of Madrid.  We give you peace of mind as we have passed our Food Handlers License mandatory by the Madrid government….

Visiting Madrid….

Visiting Madrid….

Visiting Madrid? Who does not love to be visiting Madrid?  It is a vibrant city with culture, gastronomy, art, theatre and all the advantages of a large, European metroplex.  Sometimes, it might be difficult to plan a vacation due to school vacations, work vacations and other extracurricular activities which are beyond your direct control.  However,…

Stress Free Madrid Tours

Stress Free Madrid Tours

Stress Free Madrid Tours When you decide to arrive in Madrid, Spain, assure yourself of a complete trip when you book a 1/2 day or full day excursion with Creative Travel Madrid.  Decide what you enjoy doing by booking a stress free madrid tours. More New Features Larry and Yaiza have improved the site and…

Madrid Private Tours with your 100% American Guide

Madrid Private Tours with your 100% American Guide

Madrid Private Tours Yaiza and I have returned from our family trip to the USA to resume our Madrid Private Tours.  We enjoyed Louisville and Washington, DC.  The high season is upon us in Spain, and you Americans are coming in droves to Spain and Madrid.  Do not worry, we are here to help at…

Madrid Tour Guide and his Internet Quote

Madrid Tour Guide and his Internet Quote

Madrid Tour Guide and Internet Quote I had the honor of being quoted in a recent internet article concerning American Expats moving abroad.  Here is the article and its link:  Sparefoot.com The Article Moving across the globe might sound fun and glamorous, but international relocation brings logistical challenges, surprises and culture shock. These glitches will…

Spain Tour Guide–A Denver Family Enjoys Segovia

Spain Tour Guide–A Denver Family Enjoys Segovia

Spain Tour Guide Did you know that Creative Travel Madrid hosts tours and excursions outside of Madrid?  I have a broad knowledge of areas outside the city center, and sometimes, I prefer to show this history where there are less crowds and tourists. Happy Denver Family Recently, I hosted a Denver family for the day.  We…

New Madrid Tours-Creative and Innovative

New Madrid Tours-Creative and Innovative

New Madrid Tours-Something Different New Madrid Tours!  In the next, upcoming weeks, Creative Travel Madrid introduces more exciting and distinctive tours.  Put together from past client ideas and tours, these excursions highlight the best of Madrid and the surrounding towns. Tour Examples: A selection of wineries with tours and tastings in the Ribera De Duero…

Electric Car Madrid-How to drive one?

Electric Car Madrid-How to drive one?

Drive a Unique Electric Car Madrid I own a Renault Twizy, a unique, electric car madrid only sold in Europe.  It seats 2 people, and runs on pure electric power.  It is great for getting around my neighbourhood and parking in the two local towns nearby. How can you drive it? You can only drive it…

Spain Wine Tours and Ribera de Duero

Spain Wine Tours and Ribera de Duero

Spain Wine Tours I wanted to highlight a tour I gave about 2 weeks ago.  My guests were a delightful couple from Los Angeles who wanted to see the wine region of Ribera De Duero.  They wanted me to drive them up there, and shuttle them between wineries.  I was glad to help. Ribera It…

Art Tours Madrid and ARCO

Art Tours Madrid and ARCO

Art Tours Madrid There are always art tours and art relating items in Madrid.  Creative Travel Madrid loves to suggest popular museums, or even out of the way museums less frequented by tourists.  As my blog promises, I want to keep you informed of seasonal festivals and exhibits here in Madrid for you to enjoy. ARCO…

Cooking Classes Madrid

Cooking Classes Madrid

Cooking Classes Madrid At Creative Travel Madrid, Yaiza and I are always looking for interesting Spanish recipes to teach our guests.  Two of our specialty packages offer cooking classes, both in the comfort of our home in the mountains or in the city center.  My Spanish wife is the heart of our cooking course.  She…

Madrid Winter Update 2017

Madrid Winter Update 2017

Madrid Winter Update Winter is upon us here in Madrid.  Snow has fallen, and the winds are fierce from the Northwest.  If you can brave the cold and wind, Madrid and its surroundings are not crowded and easy on the pocketbook. News and Festivals There are always things to do in Madrid.  For example, in…

Madrid Tour Guide in Segovia

Madrid Tour Guide in Segovia

Madrid Tour Guide in Segovia My sister-in-law has been staying with us this week because her husband is off on business for the week.  To break the doldrums of the diet we are on since January 1st (to shed pounds from the overindulgence of Christmas and the Holidays), we decided to take a day trip…

Best Madrid Guide Is Member and Approved by ASTA (Association of American Travel Agents)

Best Madrid Guide Is Member and Approved by ASTA (Association of American Travel Agents)

Unique in Madrid Creative Travel Madrid is officially a proud member of ASTA, the Association of American Travel Agents.  It assures each client and my partner travel agents that I aspire to the highest standards of ethics and service.  You can rest easy knowing that you are in good hands when you are traveling in Madrid….

Madrid Travel Guide for Americans

Madrid Travel Guide for Americans

Madrid Travel Guide for Americans Hola everyone in American, Britain, Canada, Australia and any other English-Speaking country!  Yaiza and I have finally returned from our whirlwind visit to the US.  We saw family, and lots of other tourist attractions in Chicago, Miami and Chicago while we were there.  We went to some cooking classes ourselves,…

Why the Spanish Lack Common Sense

Why the Spanish Lack Common Sense

Why do the Spanish lack common sense? I have been living in Spain for almost 30 years, and nothing has prepared me for the different attitudes between Americans and Spanish.  After much soul searching and pondering, I have concluded  many alarming, yet funny differences.  This blog is not meant to be so serious, but more…

Fall and Winter in Madrid, Spain

Fall and Winter in Madrid, Spain

Fall and Winter in Madrid, Spain Rain has arrived.  This means the Summer has ended officially.  Why do I say this?  It hardly ever rains during the summer in Madrid.  We went from June to October with only 2 measurable precipitation events that I can remember.  Today is a soaking, all-day rain, the kind of…

Travel Day Madrid–The Sierra, Cooking Classes, and Ancient Sites

Travel Day Madrid–The Sierra, Cooking Classes, and Ancient Sites

Fall has arrived to the Madrid Sierra Fall is here, and our first substantial rain arrived today with ominous clouds hovering over the mountains.  We cannot complain when we only have one or two cloudy or rainy days since June.  Pondering the somber weather, I turn to the amazing finds I have discovered lately in my…

Your Personal Travel Guide in Madrid

Your Personal Travel Guide in Madrid

Personal Travel Guide Madrid Come on to Madrid!  The fall weather is still amazing.  It was about 83 degrees today and without a cloud.  Low humidity makes days and nights comfortable.  How do you see all the things you would like to see in the few days you have?  The answer is simple:  hire a…

Madrid Travel and Spanish Cooking Classes

Madrid Travel and Spanish Cooking Classes

Do Something Different-Sign up for Cooking Classes when you Travel to Madrid Traveling can be the same redundancy.  Stay in hotel, see museums, see churches, see famous streets, and repeat.  From experience, I can tell you travel does not have to end up this way.  There are many travel businesses offering tour alternatives.  Whether it…

Madrid Business Traveler

Madrid Business Traveler

The Business Traveler in Madrid What is a business traveler to do in Madrid?  You might stay in Madrid only a few days, or you might have an extended-stay.  Either way, Creative Travel Madrid can help you with plans, itineraries and suggestions. What to see? You are probably here working without thinking much of your surroundings….

Fall Travel Guide Madrid-Creative Travel Madrid

Fall Travel Guide Madrid-Creative Travel Madrid

Madrid Fall Travel Guide The entire year is great for visiting Madrid.  Fall is especially distinct for many reasons.  I offer here a Madrid Fall Travel Guide for my clients and interested parties. I suggest you contact Creative Travel Madrid for a comprehensive plan and details. Why Fall in Madrid? Madrid is always a wonderful destination.  The…

Madrid Travel Guide and Tipping in Spain

Madrid Travel Guide and Tipping in Spain

Your Madrid Travel Guide and Tipping in Spain-Generalities The Spanish do not have the same customs on tipping as in the United States.  As an American traveler, one needs to roll with the punches.  While you are in Madrid, you do not need to worry about tipping like in the United States.  The Spanish include their…

Madrid Travel Guide and Spanish Cuisine

Madrid Travel Guide and Spanish Cuisine

Cook Like a Spaniard. When you are in Madrid, consider spending a day or half-day with us.  One of our tour packages whisks you to the outskirts of Madrid, where you can learn how a Spaniard lives.  We visit our local town, buy fresh produce and meat/fish at the local vendors, and head back to…

Why should you hire a personal travel guide like Creative Travel Madrid while in Madrid?

Why should you hire a personal travel guide like Creative Travel Madrid while in Madrid?

Why a Madrid Personal Travel Guide or Host? What is a personal travel guide in Madrid?  We are here to help you enjoy your stay in Madrid.  We are here to make things easier for you.  The following are reasons why you should choose Creative Travel Madrid on your next visit: I have worked and lived in…

Madrid Tour Guide Warning on Driving in Spain

Madrid Tour Guide Warning on Driving in Spain

Driving in Madrid Welcome to Madrid!  Your Madrid tour guide, creativetravelmadrid.com, can recommend many transportation options.  The least recommended, and most stressful, is renting a car.  You have abundant transportation options available to you in Madrid.  As a tour guide, I utilize the subway, the bus, the trains, my two good legs, and yes, my…

Private Tour Guide in Madrid for Sampling Artisanal Beers
A Private Tour Guide Explains Fall Festivals in Madrid

A Private Tour Guide Explains Fall Festivals in Madrid

Private Tours of Madrid Fall Festivals Late summer and fall are the perfect times to hire a private tour guide in Madrid.  At Creative Travel Madrid, we would lament the fact that you stayed in the city center and missed all the action.  The late summer and fall season bursts with fall festivals in the…

Madrid Travel Guide on Vacation

Madrid Travel Guide on Vacation

Vacation Time for your Madrid Travel Guide Most Americans spread out their vacations throughout the year.  Europeans, and especially the Spanish, leave at the end of July and do not return home until the end of August.  The interior is way too hot, and so the Spanish head to the beaches or the mountains.  Nevertheless,…

Traveling to Madrid Spain

Traveling to Madrid Spain

Traveling to Madrid, Spain When traveling to Madrid, Spain, there are mental changes you must have.  Yes, we are in Europe, but Spain, as they love to say here, is different.  Prepare to change your daily routine, your thoughts, your attitudes, your palate, and your interaction with people.  If you have a open mind, you just…

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