The historic city of Cádiz is known as a vacation hotspot among Spaniards along the Costa de la Luz. A peninsula surrounded by warm beaches, its waves lap along the rocky shores of a two-hundred-year-old cathedral and acid-wash houses. Walking around Cádiz is a great way to soak in nature and history simultaneously. Seawalls lined with iron cannons are now strewn with local fisherman, waiting for the daily catch while sipping on a cervecita.
While it’s easy to fall in love with the Spanish charm of Cádiz, it is worth breaking away from for a day trip to its sister city, El Puerto de Santa María. Also known as El Puerto, it’s a major port that can be reached by a 25-minute catamaran ride along the Bahía de Cádiz. From there you’re only an hour away from flamenco-famous Sevilla and 20 minutes from the small sherry producing town of Jerez.
Day trips are a great way to get inspired for new photo series, so I always suggest bringing a small camera with you for spontaneous adventures. My Samsung NX Mini was the perfect size to slip into my pocket while wandering around.
Sometimes the last thing you want to think about when walking around is fumbling around with camera settings to capture a street scene. This is especially true when you’re traveling with other people who like to walk fast! So, when you’re trying to get a good shot while still keeping up with a group I suggest using Samsung’s SMART MODE which easily adjusts your camera to the proper settings for themed scenes like Landscape or Macro. Two clicks and you’re good to go.
There are so many new places to discover right outside your backyard, so why not take a day trip—you might be surprised by what you find!