In May, 2018, Alex and I spent a week driving Northern Spain and Portugal. After picking up our rental car in Madrid, our first stop was the Picos de Europa national park where we did some amazing hiking. This area, which straddles Asturias, Cantabria, and Castilla y Leon, seems not to be very well known but it has some amazing mountain scenery. Highlights include the hike from the village of Brez and the long downhill trek from the top of the Fuente De cable car. From there, we drove West to Vigo, where we had a delicious meal of percebes and other fresh seafood, then headed south to Portugal where we wandered (i.e. ate) our way between Porto and Lisbon before flying home.