Category: Spain

Visit Vitoria-Gasteiz, Queen of the Basque Country

Visit Vitoria-Gasteiz, Queen of the Basque Country

Like Rodney Dangerfield, Vitoria-Gasteiz, founded in 1181, still hasn’t received the level of respect it so richly deserves. Admittedly, it doesn’t have famous museums to rival Bilbao’s Guggie (but really, who does?) and it will never replace San Sebastian as a chic getaway for the moneyed, beautiful people who can’t wait to drop umpteen pounds […]

5 top Michelin star restaurants in the North of Spain

5 top Michelin star restaurants in the North of Spain

With its incredible landscapes and unique cultures, the north of Spain is probably best known for its gastronomy. Very talented chefs know just how to blend innovative techniques with the simplicity and traditions of their roots. From the fresh seafood of Galicia, the fabada of Asturias, and the culinary innovation of Basque country, if you […]

6 of the best beaches for a special Summer in Spain

6 of the best beaches for a special Summer in Spain

Spain has 4,964 kilometers of coastline and between 150 and 300 days of sun, depending on where you are on around the peninsula. Not all beaches were created equal in Spain, many are rammed with people lying about like sea lions in front of miles and miles of unattractive hotels and out dated apartment buildings.  […]

7 luxury locations for VIP jetsetters

7 luxury locations for VIP jetsetters

You don’t have to visit L.A for Hollywood glamour; there are plenty of other destinations where the world’s fashionable elite convene to experience luxury at its finest along with superb and discreet service where your every need is catered for. Here are the top seven destinations for the jet setting elite: Cannes Home to the […]

Unspoiled Andalucia: 5 reasons to visit La Axarquia this season

Unspoiled Andalucia: 5 reasons to visit La Axarquia this season

Few people outside of the region itself know La Axarquia by name. Though technically still part of the well known and well tread Costa del Sol, La Axarquia is in many ways the antithesis of what the Costa del Sol has come to be associated with, having preserved its natural beauty and historic culture, having […]

Inside Montserrat Monastery

A Barcelona day trip: discovering magical Montserrat

Barcelona is one of Europe’s top tourist destinations, and the Catalan capital has it all. Its architecture is varied and stunning, from the Gothic Cathedral to Gaudí’s Modernist constructions such as the Sagrada Família, Casa Batlló and La Pedrera, and the most cutting edge hotels and buildings in its up and coming neighbourhoods. One of the best things about Barcelona, however, […]

Reus Plaza de Prim

Secrets of Spain: resplendent Reus

Reus is best known as the home town of Gaudí, but apart from this, the city centre is throbbing with remarkable architecture, sublime shopping and oodles of great food, culture and history. Located around 6 miles inland from the golden coast of the Costa Dorada, the beautiful city of Reus is frequently ignored by the […]

Spanish food explained - my top 5 tapa recommendations

Spanish food explained – my top 5 tapa recommendations

Spain has become famous for its avant-garde, molecular gastronomy. Yes it is amazing but honestly, I often find it overwhelming and strange. Many times, I want something simple and comforting. This is why I personally love Spanish food-Spaniards have spent centuries crafting the perfect snack. Officially known as tapas, here is a quick guide to […]

The world's best olive oils and mills: a tour of Andalusia

The world’s best olive oils and mills: a tour of Andalusia

Many a cultured traveler will have seen their fare share of wineries, tasted some of the finest vintages and built a good knowledge base around grapes and wines; but how many of these same people can name more than a few varieties of olive (there are in fact hundreds) or describe the difference in taste […]

Delta de l-Ebre Catalonia Magical Landscape

Secrets of Spain: the delightful Delta de l’Ebre

Mother Nature has blessed the world with numerous beautiful places. Only she can choose the most perfect colours and ingredients to design environments that can affect us deeply. In my early days of living in Spain, I discovered the Delta de l’Ebre, which I fell in love with immediately. This is a place for anyone […]

Barcelona From The Sea

10 top tips for fabulous fun in Barcelona this Summer

Barcelona is undoubtedly one of the most exciting cities to visit during the summer months. Blue skies and long sandy beaches, sipping cocktails overlooking the crystal clear Mediterranean – what could be better? Whether you’re looking for total relaxation or are ready to party like there’s no tomorrow at one of the many Summer festivals, […]

Recipe of the week: Tarta de queso

Recipe of the week: Tarta de queso

Pintxos – the Basque version of tapas – are popular across the region but the bars of San Sebastian are where you’ll find the best. Try a couple in each bar and then move on to the next. But save room for a piece of traditional Basque cheesecake, which has the consistency of a thick […]

3 ideas for a unique dining experience in Madrid

3 ideas for a unique dining experience in Madrid

Good food (and wine to go with it) is certainly not difficult to find in Madrid. However, the meals that we remember are the ones that are not only satisfying to our palate, but that combine great food with a unique and memorable atmosphere. If you are looking for a combination of gastronomy and an […]

5 Mediterranean escapes for a luxury family break

5 Mediterranean escapes for a luxury family break

The Mediterranean promises great weather for those in search of summer sun. With typically hot, dry summers and mild winters, a Mediterranean holiday is wonderful any time of year, making it popular with families. If you’re after a little bit of luxury this year, here are 5 amazing Mediterranean escapes perfect for a family break. […]

Arrabassada Beach Tarragona

Secrets of Spain: tantalising Tarragona

The tantalising coastal city of Tarragona is only one hour down the road from Barcelona. It tends to get overlooked by many tourists, as it seems to pale into insignificance when compared to the buzzing city of Barcelona. However my advice to you is – Don’t Believe The Hype! Barcelona is a fabulous city, but […]

Classic entertainment in Barcelona

Classic entertainment in Barcelona

Everyone loves a good classic, whether it’s an old black and white movie, a throw-back tune from ‘back in the day’ or the joy of a good, old-fashioned Broadway show. Barcelona is home to so much classical entertainment, you just need to know where to look. Here are some of our favourite suggestions: Opera at […]

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