Hack seeks to make all of his trips to Spain well rounded, incorporating history, gastronomy, traditions, lifestyle, art, people, and more. To do this, he taps into a vast network of insiders, from fashion designers and Spanish nobility to Fado musicians and members of the gypsy community. That means the experiences he curates run the gamut — guests can visit the home studio of local art restorers one day, then visit fourth-generation flamenco guitar makers the next.
Since he’s based in Madrid, Hack can jump in the car, hop on a train, or board a flight in a moment’s notice for his clients. It also means he has his finger on the pulse of what’s worth exploring in the country. In the past year, he’s visited more than a dozen cities alone, including Menorca, León, San Sebastián, Asturias, Cantabria, Barcelona, Sevilla, and beyond.
"I had a problem originally planning for a trip to northeastern Spain and Portugal, since the area is not as well travelled by North Americans as other parts of Spain. Nigel understood right away that we did not want a ‘boilerplate’ itinerary, and his planning was meticulous and imaginative. He always responded quickly, and met all of our expectations. While on the trip, we never got the sense that we missed anything that we should have seen. All of the guides he picked were competent; some were exceptional. They were always able to adjust to our needs. The hotels & restaurants he suggested were consistently what we were looking for. Nigel was a major contributor in making this one of our favorite vacations." - Bud Weingarden