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Silvia Martin

I was born in Madrid, Spain, in a large family of hard workers and food lovers. My passion for traveling was started when I was 16 years old, when I made a friends trip to Rome, Italy. From that moment I knew that I had to dedicate my whole life in showing people how great is to travel and searching for new destinations to discover. I love food, cooking, and people. I am also a music lover and I play the Spanish guitar. Would you allow me to show you hidden corners of Spain, Portugal and Morocco?

How did you get involved in travel?

"I decided to study a Tourism Degree and once finished, I started working as a recepcionist in a 4 stars hotel in my city, Madrid. My first experiences with travellers were very satisfactory and from that very first moment I knew that my life should be dedicated to Tourism. I had the chance to work in hotels, airports, agencies, touroperators etc... and I was lucky to find good friends along my career, either colleagues and clients. I try to learn new things every day, and I am completely sure that travelling is the most valuable thing that life can give you."

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"Well...since I come from a large family, when I was a child, we neved had the chance to travel all together. I enjoy a lot when I receive requests from families which are planning their holidays with kids, sisters, grandmas etc... and it was always a dream to me to do the same thing with my people because I love to share experiences with them. Last year I had the chance to organize a super "Family trip" to Portugal, and we really enjoyed discovering new places and sharing time in a different Country. I really loved showing around the culture, food and amazing places to my brothers, sisters, mum... and see their lighting face when we ride a tram in Lisbon, when we crose the Douro River by boat or when we taste some local wines in a very exclusive cellar in Porto. An unforgettable trip for me."

Featured trips & expertise

Take in a sunset over Porto and the Douro River
Best of Portugal from Porto to Albufeira - 9 days

This complete nine-day itinerary combines urban exploration in historic cities with stunning rural and coastal excursions for an exciting overview of Portugal. You'll begin in the north in charming Porto and with a private driver, work your way south to Lisbon ending your stay in the Algarve in Albufeira. Along the way, you'll explore the golden triangle of Sintra, Cascais, and Estoril outside of Lisbon as well as spend some time at the end of the world in Lagos, Sagres, and Cabo de São Vicente.

Discover the 9th century Alhambra Palace in Granada
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Set sail in Ibiza's turquoise waters
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