Maureen has criss-crossed Europe, and Pamplona in northern Spain is one of her favorite towns.
"It's true that Pamplona is one vast party during the Running of the Bulls in July," she says. "But Pamplona has much more to offer luxury travelers."
Such as an age-old local culture, movie set-like historic hotels, and spirited Spanish food and wine.
These days, Pamplona is a center of medical tourism, thanks to a world-class hospital famed for diagnostics and surgery.>
- Maureen dug deep for this insider's guide to Pamplona >>
Photos courtesy of @Pamplona Tourism; exception: staircase of ©Palacio Guendulain hotel.