FX Excursions

FX Excursions offers the chance for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in destinations around the world.

Under $100: San Sebastián, Spain

by Allie Moore

Jun 10, 2020

© Nedrofly Fly | Dreamstime.com

Under $100 / Europe

Nestled on the northern coast of Spain, the small-ish city of San Sebastián can be considered the heart of Basque Country, a Spanish province with its own cuisine, culture and even its own language. A daytrip from Bilbao should offer enough time to get the most out of this coastal town, but one visit will most likely have you planning a return trip shortly after.

 

Spend a quiet morning meandering through the pedestrian-only streets of the Old Quarter, eyeing seafood stalls as markets open and feeling the energy of a new day of fresh fish. Just a few blocks from the Old Quarter is Zurriola Beach, one of three urban beaches in San Sebastián. The next beach to the west is La Concha, a slightly cleaner and calmer alternative, followed by Ondarreta Beach, where sunbathing and surfing abound.

 

In the afternoon, climb to the top of Urgull where a castle, a free museum and expansive views of the coast and the Atlantic Ocean await.

 

The Basque Country is where pintxos were born: small slices of baguette topped with anything and everything imaginable, like anchovies, blocks of cheese, tortilla (“omelet” in Spanish) and vegetables, most likely sprinkled with olive oil. Pintxos bars are a dime a dozen in San Sebastián, so grab a seat at the bar, make your own plate and save your toothpicks as they serve as evidence of how many you had, and you’ll be charged by the toothpick. Eating out on a terrace often comes with a surcharge, so opting to eat at the bar will save you a few euros.

#TrazeeTravel

Insta Feed
Hotel
May 16, 2024

Turn Stress into Adventure and Joy in Puerto Rico

Wash away your stress, anxiety and burnout and prioritize self-care at Casa Alternavida. Nestled between the turquoise ocean and El Yunque National Rainforest, this hotel offers a sanctuary where problems melt away.

Unearth Seoul’s Hidden Gems

Filled with hidden treasures waiting to be discovered, Seoul invites travelers to unearth its many gems, and Seoul Tourism Organization is here to help travelers do just that. Through thoughtfully created initiatives like the Theme Tourism County Competition, Seoul Tourism Organization works closely with local districts to identify and showcase what makes each district unique and charming in all seasons.

Surveys
May 16, 2024

Airports with the Friendliest Staff

Where can you find the friendliest airport staff? According to Upgraded Points, at Portland International Airport. The travel company’s study focused on the 50 busiest airports, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. Upgraded Points then analyzed Google and Yelp reviews for each airport, noting mentions of “friendly” or “rude” staff or TSA. Mentions were compared to the total number of reviews to calculate a ratio of positive to negative interactions, with each airport scored on a scale of 0 to 5 based on the ratio of positive mentions for a possible score of 50.

Hotel
May 15, 2024

4 Hotels with Summer Camp-Inspired Experiences for Adults

Do you long for the excitement of going away to summer camp? Nostalgic travelers interested in creating new summer camp memories have the opportunity to do so at these four luxury resorts around the world.

Fill Your Heart with Ireland

Whether it's the people, the craic (fun) or the coasts, travelers always find something to love about the island of Ireland. What fills your heart?

Destinations / North America
May 15, 2024

Take a Crash Course in Cowboying in Cheyenne, Wyoming, with This New Pass

Home to the world’s largest outdoor rodeo, Cheyenne, Wyoming, invites everyone to try their hand at cowboying this summer with the first-of-its-kind Saddle Up Pass. Curated by Visit Cheyenne, this pass compiles top cowboy-inspired experiences and local retailers for a transformative immersion into Western culture.