I recently wrote an article profiling Michele and Stanton Cohen, two retirees who decided to take the plunge and move abroad to Girona, Spain. They live on the town's main road — a historic street that was once the main Roman corridor connecting the Iberian Peninsula to the rest of Europe.
When contemplating why someone would want to visit or invest in a destination, the answer should include the destination’s competitive advantage. For the Basque wine region of Rioja Alavesa, that competitive advantage is history and people. With a history dating back to the Phoenicians 3,000 years ago, and a population that speaks a language that predates all … Continue reading 3,000 Years of Wine History in Spain’s Rioja Alavesa Region
Once described as ‘Coketown’ after the fictional industrial city illustrated by Charles Dickens in his book ‘Hard Times,’ Bilbao was a grimy, blackened city in the early 1990s. Heavy industry was once the backbone of the region's economy, but after the steel mills and shipyards shut down in the face of relentless competition from East Asia … Continue reading The Successful $150M Gamble: Bilbao’s Brilliant Bet