Category: Spain

The top 3 paradores in La Mancha

The top 3 paradores in La Mancha

Paradores are luxury hotels in converted-convents, monasteries and castles – a new trend in luxury tourism in Spain, and other Spanish-speaking countries like Puerto Rico. Most of Spain’s Paradores are actually state-owned, and the ‘Paradores Spain’ chain was founded by King Alfonso XIII and the Marques de Valle-Inclan in the 1930s as a means to […]

Secrets of Spain: majestic, magnificent Morella

Secrets of Spain: majestic, magnificent Morella

I want to let you into a secret. I want to tell you about a town that is like a film set, but not so many people have heard of it, as yet. This town is worlds removed from some of the “popular” towns on the Costas of Spain. Although it gets its fair share […]

4 prestigious music venues in Barcelona

4 prestigious music venues in Barcelona

Barcelona is a creative city, and the performing arts are widely celebrated here. There are some excellent music venues in Barcelona – some modern, whilst others are more historic. If you’re a music fan, check out these four top venues in Barcelona and find out what’s on during your upcoming stay. A Modernist masterpiece: Palau de la Mùsica […]

3 unexpected honeymoon destinations

3 unexpected honeymoon destinations

When it comes to luxurious honeymoons, there are the tried and true standards: destinations like Maui, St. Barts and Santorini that will never go out of style. But what if you’re looking for something a little off the beaten track? Here are three surprisingly romantic destinations you may not have considered. Wine and dine in […]

Get lost! 5 Andalucian pueblos to lose yourself in

Get lost! 5 Andalucian pueblos to lose yourself in

Renowned for its pretty white-washed pueblos and characterful cities, Andalucía offers a virtually endless scenic route for cultural and historical explorations. It’s no wonder that many of these villages have maze-like clusters of narrow, irregular streets, given that they were founded thousands of years ago. However, much of this can be attributed to the Moors […]

5 luxurious activities in Barcelona

5 luxurious activities in Barcelona

Barcelona is one of the most attractive cities in Europe for travelers. Its Mediterranean character and gastronomy, the spectacular architecture of Gaudi, the sea and its beaches or the famous soccer team FC Barcelona makes Barcelona more than just a lovely town. Barcelona changed (a lot and for the good!) with the opportunity of the Olympic […]

 Secrets of Spain: postcard pretty Peñiscola

Secrets of Spain: postcard pretty Peñiscola

There’s so much more to Spain than the Costa Del Sol, the Costa Blanca, Barcelona, Ibiza, Majorca, Seville and Madrid. In fact if you wander a little off the beaten track, away from Spain’s notorious tourist destinations, you’ll find a wealth of aesthetic delights, cultural wonders and culinary pleasures. The country is dripping in tempting […]

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 Barcelona’s World Heritage Sites

Discovering Barcelona’s 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 Gaudí (1852-1926). […]

The eleven stars of Andalusian cuisine

The eleven stars of Andalusian cuisine

The constellation of Andalusia’s 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 Europe’s 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, it’s never been a better time to book with Small Luxury Hotels of the World. That’s because right now, SLH are offering discounts of up to 40% on certain hotels when you book and pay at the same time. What’s more, they’re 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 planet’s 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? It’s worth remembering that luxury isn’t 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 […]

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