All posts by Rosa Lara

Lynn K, NY-USA


“Just Explore set up an itinerary that perfectly matched our needs and preferences. That was exactly what we wanted to do the week we planed to stay in Barcelona. The hotel that Rosa picked for us  was in the perfect location and all the tours were amazing (cultural, bikes, cooking, wineries). Rosa truly cares about her clients.  She exceeded our expectations and we would highly recommend her to our friends and relatives”

Lynn K.
Summer 2017

Bill’s family, Florida-USA

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“Our travel agent is simply the best!  The trip she planned for our family exceeded our expectations. We experienced the cosmopolitan aspects of Spain, the natural beauty and the warmth of the Spanish people. All the accommodations were beautiful. Amazing tours and amazing guides,  very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. We felt so well cared for.  We did bike rides, walks through river canyons, sea kayaking in the Mediterranean Sea and even dancing away in Montilla, at the town festival. Such fun!! Rosa became not only our travel planner but a trusted friend.
Best Trip of Our Lives! ”

Bill J.
Florida, USA
Summer 2017

Paolo Risso, Italy

“Un viaje mágico con sorpresa final!. Somos Anna y Paolo, una pareja de Genova, Italia. Contactamos Just Explore para organizarnos un viaje individualizado en Andalusia. El resultado fue espectacular! Hoteles con encanto en el centro de la ciudad, guías turísticos en italiano de lo más preparados. Rosa siempre disponible para cualquier pregunta o cambio de ultima hora. Además visitamos sitios mágicos como la mina de Rio Tinto o el Torcal. El viaje tan relajado y divertido que cuando regresamos a Génova, trajimos un trozo de esa magia andaluza con nosotros: Ana estaba embarazada!”

Paolo & Anna
Summer 2017

Marcia & David, Ohio-USA

“We wanted to send a special “Thank you” email to you regarding our trip to Spain… was AMAZING!  You provided for us such a special trip.  It was so personal.  We did not feel like we were just tourists!  The personal attention you gave us from the multiple emails and texts almost every day checking on us to the personal transportation from one location to the next was beyond wonderful!  We really LOVED the private tours and not being part of a herd of tourists! All your guided were exceptional!
 The cities you chose for us gave us such a wonderful overall view of Spain hundreds of years ago and today!  We LOVED IT!
Thank you so very much and if we are ever fortunate enough to return to Spain, you will be our first call!”
Marcia B.
Ohio, USA
Summer 2017

Menisha family: Canada & US

We were two families traveling together and Rosa perfectly arranged all the logistics for us. We exchanged a lot of emails and texts. Spoke by phone, Facetime and Skype but it finally came together. We appreciated her guidance in terms of timing and when and what to do.  We had very knowledgeable and personable guides  and drivers at each location . Every single driver and guide met us on time, which was much appreciated.  I would definitely use this company’s services again.

Summer 2017

Mary & Mark, Ilinnois-USA

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“Long-time friends returned from Spain raving about their trip, Rosa Lara and Just Explore Travel.  Drawn by their fantastic reviews we contacted Rosa to help us with a month-long trip to Spain, our first visit to that country.  This was a big change for experienced travelers who generally do all the planning themselves.  What a great decision.  From our first contact, Rosa was gracious, responsive to our needs and worked with us to lay the foundation for one of the loveliest trips imaginable. The engagement began with a Facetime meeting making the interaction personal and easy.  She skillfully guided us in clarifying our thinking to assist in her planning.  You are working directly with the founder and owner of the agency and you feel the pride and commitment she has to her work.  Rosa wants her clients to enjoy their visit to Spain and works diligently to accomplish this goal.  If you are seeking personalized service, the opportunity to really structure your trip in a way that is fulfilling to you, this is the company to work with.  Rosa knows how to work within different budgets, can arrange private and small group tours, and we found that her services allowed us to have a more relaxed and robust visit than we would have had on our own.   Although we have traveled extensively throughout the past 35 years, this is the first time that we have used a travel agency to assist through an entire trip.  We loved working with Rosa.  She made the entire experience easy, fun, and enabled us to focus on the joy of being in Spain rather than the details of traveling. We were very satisfied with the services.  We look forward to working with her again on our next visit to Spain”.

Mary Bushman
Illinois, USA
Summer 2017

Joel & Michele, Pennsylvania-USA

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“I was thrilled with the fantastic service provided by Just Explore. Since our first Skype conversation with Rosa Lara, our travel manager and owner of the company listened to our wishes and customized the perfect dream trip for two independent travelers. She is an extraordinary planner and our 8 days were unforgettable! Without her, we would never have been able to experience so much. It was really a seamless and stress free time. Our private guides and drivers were friendly, articulate, and knowledgeable. We never felt rushed. Rosa had arranged all of the normal tourist attractions in addition to unique experiences (cooking class in Seville, a visit to a family run oil farm in Montilla, her hometown, then a sherry winery and finally and evening in Granada enjoying tapas and wine so that we could discover the hidden places where the locals go) Rosa made you feel as if you were part of her family and we were so happy to finally meet her.
I was also thrilled with the APP she recommended to use to have access to our itinerary, all travel contacts, restaurant, bar tips and additional unique sites at my fingertips without using any data on my phone.”

Joel E.
Pennsylvania, USA
Summer 2017

Bernadette’s family, Kentucky-USA

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“My two daughters and I have just gotten home from the most wonderful trip we have every taken.  It was a trip we did not want to end.  We did not want to return home, we wanted to stay in Spain.  Rosa Lara from Just Explore planned an outstanding trip for us.  We will be forever grateful to her for all her had work responsible for planning this wonderful and unique trip for us.
We visited six cities on our journey through Andalusia.  We learned about olives and the production of olive oil by visiting an olive orchard.  We visited two wineries learning about the cultivation of both white and red grapes.  The events that Rosa included in our itinerary were both because we requested them and some that she suggested that  we were thrilled to include.  The Flamenco in Seville was breath taking and the food tasting tour in Madrid was lots of fun.  The hotels that Rosa arranged for us were all conveniently located, very comfortable, picturesque, and quaint.  I could go on and on…. The only change to our trip we would have made would be to have made it longer.  We will return to Spain and when we do we will ask Rosa Lara to plan another trip for us”

Kentucky, USA
Summer 2017

Lynnette’s family, Oklahoma-USA


“My two daughters and I could not have asked for a better vacation to southern Spain. The drivers to and from the airports and between Córdoba, Granada, and Seville were on time and friendly. The tour guides in Cordoba, at the Alhambra, in Seville and to Ronda were knowledgeable and friendly. We enjoyed them all. We especially enjoyed the olive mill and winery tour and lunch.  Ronda was beautiful! The week was stress free because everything was arranged and went smoothly. We appreciate how organized it all was. We will be back soon I hope!”

Lynnette A.
Oklahoma, USA
Summer 2017

Harry & Diana, California

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“What a fabulous trip!  Excellent communication prior and during the trip. Comfortable transportation. Very knowledgeable guides and perfect accommodations, type boutique hotels which gave us the true flavor of the country since they were all historical buildings. Our host Rosa, was so special that we cried when we said goodbye…. We would suggest to  anyone that wants to explore Andalucia to use this company. It  is a must for the best experience and service.”

Harry H.
California, USA
Summer 2017