All posts by Rosa Lara

Aippersbach family, Vancouver-Canada

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“Rosa, thank you so much for everything! You were so accommodating of our desires and gave us some unforgettable experiences. All our guides were wonderful and the hotels were great! It was wonderful to meet you and get to know you a little bit. We just got the smallest taste of what Andalucia has to offer but I think we will definitely be back.”

Kim Aippersbach
Spring 2018

Jennifer L. & friends, Pennsylvania-USA

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“This was a fabulous experience.  All arrangements were flawless. All hotels were excellent and we especially appreciated the seamless transport everywhere.  Best of all was the personal attention we received from Rosa Lara who not only oversaw all of the arrangements but who came up with additional activities and suggestions and who accompanied us on several of our visits.  She is charming and a great ambassador for Andalucia.  Muchisimas gracias, Rosa!”

Jennifer L.
Pensylvannia & Texas, USA
Spring 2018

Abe G, Philadelphia-USA


“In short, the trip was wonderful and credit for such must be given to our travel agent, Rosa Lara and her company Just Explore.  This success was mainly due to the initial careful planning, her accessibility  at all times and, in particular, her  flexibility, ingenuity  and sensitivity in making necessary adjustments. Moreover, although we are seasoned travelers accustomed to traveling alone, she impressed us by reflecting her responsibility  and concern in meeting us initially upon our arrival in Spain and regularly thereafter during our nine  day vacation in different places. It is always comforting to know that there is someone local to whom one can turn should a difficult situation suddenly present itself. We could not have been more satisfied with her professional service. She was terrific!!!

Abe G.
Winter 2017


Tristan Israel, Vineyard Haven-USA

“My wife and I just spent two weeks in Spain, all arranged by Just Explore and our travel agent Rosa Lara. We had a very busy itinerary as we wanted to get the feel of Barcelona and Andalucía. Rosa Lara arranged for us to stay at four hotels over that two week span, scheduled three excellent guided tours and set up our flight from Barcelona to Seville and booked a rental car as well. Whenever we needed information or help she was available to resolve any problems. We were so pleased with the mix of hotels in all of the places we stayed at. Each hotel had its own unique features but satisfied all of our needs. The daily optional itinerary was spot on giving us a feel of what each locale was all about. Should our travels take us back to Spain I would not hesitate to call Rosa Lara and Just Explore.

Tristan and Janet Israel

Joanne G., Minnesota-USA

“Our trip to Spain was wonderful!  Rosa Lara set everything up for us. We told her our interests and preferences and she provided recommendations and worked with us to create an itinerary that worked perfect for us. We loved the smaller hotels she booked – the rooms were very nice and the service was great.  Working with Rosa was seamless, she was always easily accessible, both before we left for Spain and while we were in Spain.  I highly recommend Just Explore if you’re planning a trip to Spain.  If we ever come back, we will definitely contact her again”.
Joanne G.
Winter 2017

Mimi Sardou, California-USA


“Our trip to Spain (myself and my 2 college age daughters) was amazing – largely due to Rosa’s great planning and recommendations. The tour guides and activities she booked were top notch and we just would never have know about some of the special treats that Rosa planned for us that made our trip truly magical. With everything planned and on an app that we all downloaded, it was easy for us all to know when and where to go and how to spend our free days. An added bonus was Rosa checked in with us frequently and was available for questions even during the holidays! I would recommend Rosa to anyone planning a trip to Spain – she was terrific!”

Mimi Sardou
San Francisco, CA
Winter 2017

Allen & Frances, Vancouver-Canada

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“Our tour of Andalucia organised  and coordinated by Rosa Lara of Just-explore was in a word, AMAZING. Rosa, in consultation with us, designed an itinerary based on our interests, length of time and budget. From Madrid to Grenada with stops at other cities in between. we explored the rich history and culture of Andalucian in about a month.  We opted for the smaller boutique character hotels which included breakfast. Centrally located all hotels were in the middle of the action. Rosa was available at any time to handle any problems or concerns and was only a phone call away. It was comforting to know we were in good hands with a local who was born and raised in Andalucia. Rosa was very warm, friendly and personable and even joined us for night out in Savilla. So if you’re looking for adventure and a great experience check out and JUST EXPLORE.
We were glad we did”

Allen & Frances Klatt
North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Autumn 2017

J.Alison, San Francisco-USA

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“I wish I could have spent more time in Andalusia as Rosa  really knows this area and planned the perfect trip for me. She understood my interests, respected my budget and matched my wishes with good suggestions. She was organized,  responsive but also much fun to be with! She personally took me on several outings including a great hike as she knew I loved hiking….  Great service!”

Autumn 2017

Woody H, Massachussets-USA

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“This trip has been an extraordinary learning experience from start to end.  Rosa’s expert guidance on what day trips we took, her vast knowledge of the Andalusia region, her professional team of historian guides and drivers and the personal touch of her being our private guide on several of our day trips made this the “Trip of a Lifetime”.

Woody H.
Massachussets, USA
Autumn 2017