Marbella Spain Pool

A Day in Spain with ThirdHome CEO Wade Shealy

June 21, 2016 • By Amy Jo Robertson


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At ThirdHome, we believe that variety is the spice of life and bringing new vacation home exchange destinations available to our members is always a top priority. Recently, we have added a new exclusive real estate brokerage partner, Panorama Real Estate (An International Associate of Savills), that will be welcoming more members from Spain into the club. In addition, a new Affiliate property (Sotogrande Resort) will be added as an exchange option with availability coming soon. What types of activities can you do in Spain? For starters, read Wade Shealy’s (Founder and CEO of ThirdHome) first-hand account of the motorcycle journey he went on in the Málaga region of Spain from Marbella to Ronda.

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“I rented, for $200 USD, a new Indian Motorcycle in Marbella for the day.  I road up to Ronda, a quaint historic mountain village. The trip up was about an hour but an amazing ride twisting back and forth as I climbed into the mountains overlooking the Mediterranean sea and the Rock of Gibraltar in the distance. The town was historic and the most notable site is the “new” bridge. They call it new even though it was built in the 1700’s. The architect of the bridge was admiring his work when done and accidentally fell to his death off the bridge.

From Ronda you feel like you are on the top of Spain with Portugal just to the northwest and Africa to your south. From Ronda, I stayed on winding back roads over to Gaucin and turned down to Casares. All of the towns along this route were picturesque Southern Spain villages, authentic in every way. The entire trip, I could not take my eyes off  the Rock of Gibraltar in the background with the Tangier coast of Africa poking its head just above the sea line.”

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That is only the start to what you can do when visiting Spain. While the addition of more home exchange options arriving shortly with our new partnerships is exciting, there are beautiful homes in this area of Spain already available for your next home swapping experience! Interested in booking a trip now? Visit Marbella, you’ll already have one of your day’s itineraries set by repeating this fun adventure!

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