Category: Spain

5 of the best luxury wine hotels in Europe

5 of the best luxury wine hotels in Europe

Sleeping in a winery is a great experience. You discover yourself opening a window and enjoying a landscape of vineyards on the horizon… a good awakening for the senses! Many years ago, many wineries decided to build small hotels. The main reason, in most cases, was to be able to accommodate special guests of the […]

Discovering Barcelonaís World Heritage Sites

Discovering Barcelonaís World Heritage Sites

Barcelona boasts 9 UNESCO world heritage sites. This prestigious international recognition is given by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to sites considered of outstanding universal value. The first to be inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1984 are 7 of the spectacular Modernist buildings by Catalan architect Antoni GaudŪ (1852-1926). […]

The eleven stars of Andalusian cuisine

The eleven stars of Andalusian cuisine

The constellation of Andalusiaís Michelin stars just got a little brighter. In a seemingly symbolic nod to the rising eminence of Andalusian gastronomy, the gala event to announce the 2015 Michelin Guide for†Spain was held in the Andalusian port city of Marbella this year. While no new restaurants were added to the elite list of […]

Top 5 cycling destinations for foodies this Spring

Top 5 cycling destinations for foodies this Spring

Most cyclists watch their diet, but when it comes to getting away on a cycling vacation, some travelers like to indulge in fine meals. I know when I travel, I tend to look for the most delicious and authentic specialties a region offers. The good news for my fellow cyclists? Taking what I like to […]

The top 3 ski resorts near Barcelona

The top 3 ski resorts near Barcelona

Spain is Europeís second most mountainous country, and there are plenty of excellent ski resorts where you can enjoy a winter break. Several of them are very close to Barcelona, which makes it possible for you to go for a day trip or weekend, as a holiday inside your Barcelona holiday. Whether you are into […]

10 of the best discounted getaways from Small Luxury Hotels of the World

10 of the best discounted getaways from Small Luxury Hotels of the World

With the holidays upon us once more, itís never been a better time to book with Small Luxury Hotels of the World. Thatís because right now, SLH are offering discounts of up to 40% on certain hotels when you book and pay at the same time. Whatís more, theyíre also offering a special Club Member […]

Dining at the top 3 restaurants in Spain by private jet

Dining at the top 3 restaurants in Spain by private jet

Connoisseurs of grand cuisine and timeless culture can taste the difference on Spanish shores with a private jet vacation to a land of flamenco and flavor. Spain can boast some of the planetís most awarded restaurants and their laid-back midnight dining, old world and modern fusion, and pure passion for exceptional tapas plates, makes for […]

5 top tips for a luxurious Christmas and New Year in Barcelona

5 top tips for a luxurious Christmas and New Year in Barcelona

Another year is rolling to a close. Are you going to let it slide away into the archive of forgotten memories, or might you seize the moment and treat yourself to a taste of luxury in Barcelona? Itís worth remembering that luxury isnít necessarily about extravagance and over-spending, and that Christmas is a time when […]

27 of Europe's best Christmas markets

27 of Europe’s best Christmas markets

Mulled wine, magical Christmas scenery, romantic European destinations, roasted chestnuts, local delicacies and the opportunity to shop til you drop. What more could you want? Festive singing, a bit of ice-skating, unusual local arts and crafts and plenty of Christmas cheer – that’s what it’s all about in some of the finest Christmas markets Europe […]

A sunny outlook for Andalusia in 2015

A sunny outlook for Andalusia in 2015

The World Travel Market in London, which recently closed its 2014 session the first week of November, is always a key venue for tourist boards and industry insiders to reflect on the outgoing year and look forward to the next. This year, few were more optimistic than the delegation from Andalusia, with a banner year […]

Top 5 draws for art aficionados in Malaga, Spain

Top 5 draws for art aficionados in Malaga, Spain

The Andalusian city of Malaga is finally beginning to gain the respect it deserves after decades of investment in development of infrastructure, culture and the arts. Malaga is not so much of a well kept secret as a place that has seemingly struggled to overcome an underserved, tainted reputation thanks to the negative connotations attached […]

A taste of luxury: 6 tips for chocolate lovers in Barcelona

A taste of luxury: 6 tips for chocolate lovers in Barcelona

Chocolate is perhaps one of the oldest pleasures known to mankind, dating back to 1900BC. The Aztecs believed that cacao was the food of the Gods, and even today many would agree. If youíd like to truly savour some luxury in Barcelona, and not just see it in the windows of Passeig de Grŗcia, we […]

The top 5 cycling destinations in Spain

The top 5 cycling destinations in Spain

Itís no secret that I love to cycle all over the world. My love for travel began in France, moved to Italy, and expanded at a rapid rate from there. And my love for cycling… well thatís been there my entire life, but has only grown exponentially as I explore new destinations from the saddle. […]

Private jets - the epitome of travel

Private jets – the epitome of travel

For those who seek privacy, spectacular service and bespoke travel at its best, the world of private jet vacations is paving the way for a new age of adventure. Luxury travel is changing and with boutique bliss, undiscovered territory and sublime air travel from Presidential Private Jet Vacations now is the time to be whisked […]

Iconic French Pompidou Centre branches out to Malaga, Spain

Iconic French Pompidou Centre branches out to Malaga, Spain

Yet another reason to visit Malaga! Malaga is one of those oft overlooked cities, underrated and underappreciated even amongst other Andalusian capitals such as Seville and Granada. Many people might be surprised to learn, for example, that Malaga has some thirty museums and a combined cultural offering only surpassed by Madrid and Barcelona in Spain. […]

6 of Spain's best Cava tours

6 of Spain’s best Cava tours

A little bit like “the rain in Spain stays mainly on the plain”, so does the Spanish version of Champagne. Cava, which was considered for a long time to be the poor person’s Champagne, has increased dramatically in popularity over the last few years. Of course there are differences between Champagne and Cava, that both […]

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