SPAIN (and a wee bit of France)
This was a quick jaunt to visit a friend in Puigcerda, a lovely little town in the Pyrenees and a short walk from France. The trip actually started in Tarifa (via a ferry from Morocco), then to and around Granada and Barcelona before reaching the French border. It was only a week or so, but more than enough to sway me: Spain is incredible, and absolutely back on my list. Top experiences: motorcycling through the Sierra Nevada mountains, hiking with a friend to a 15th century French chapel (which is still in use), and seeing the mind-boggling architecture in Barcelona.