Category: Spain

5 must-see places in the Balearics

5 must-see places in the Balearics

For many, the Balearic Islands of Mallorca, Menorca and Ibiza are sources of quick and easy holidays in the sun. Many visiting these locations are happy to do nothing more than soak up the sun on the beach, but there is more to the Balearics than may first meet the eye… Palma Cathedral Though this might not […]

5 of the best beaches in Andalucia

5 of the best beaches in Andalucia

With biblical flooding in the UK and lingering winter storms battering the US and much of western Europe, it’s not too soon to look forward to beach weather, right? Given that the southern coast of Andalucia boasts the best climate in Europe with many areas averaging more than 300 days of sunshine per year, you […]

18 reasons to drop everything and visit Benicassim, Spain

18 reasons to drop everything and visit Benicassim, Spain

It’s always fun to be the first one out of your group of friends and family to discover somewhere new and interesting. You may have heard of Benicassim because of its famous music festival, but this gorgeous, stylish town on Spain’s Orange Blossom Coast has at least 18 reasons to encourage you to drop everything […]

Recipe of the week: Spanish torrijas

Recipe of the week: Spanish torrijas

Torrijas, one of the South of Spain’s most undiscovered and underappreciated sweets, is a typical treat during Holy Week, celebrated each April. Big slices of day-old bread are drenched in milk that has been spiked with hints of lemon, orange and cinnamon. Then after a quick bath in beaten eggs, the bread is fried in […]

5 amazing carnivals in Catalonia, Spain

5 amazing carnivals in Catalonia, Spain

There’s no need to travel to Rio to have a fantastic time at a carnival, you can join in on some serious festivities during carnival time in Catalonia, Spain. In the country where fiestas and carnivals are integral to the culture; Catalonia, which is considered by many to be the gastronomic capital, is also the […]

8 great shopping cities for those who love luxury

8 great shopping cities for those who love luxury

Shopping is undeniably one of the most pleasurable things to do—especially when you are travelling, and you are eager to bring home some goodies to your family and friends (and of course, for yourself). There are many great shopping cities, but here are some of the best according to travellers and ladies! Seoul, South Korea Seoul […]

Marry like a star on Mallorca

Marry like a star on Mallorca

Singer James Blunt and fiancée Sofia Wellesley, granddaughter of the Duke of Wellington, will tie the knot this summer on the island of Mallorca, at a property owned by her family. The society wedding (the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and singer Elton John are reported to be on the guest list) is likely to […]

The best culinary destination you've never heard of

The best culinary destination you’ve never heard of

The culinary map is, shall we say, peppered with well known and well tread “must see” destinations: cities such as Paris, New York, London, Bangkok and Sydney to name but a few, and more rural or regional destinations such as Provence, Basque Country, Napa Valley and Tuscany. But there’s one rising star on the Spanish […]

10 of the best places to stay for a golf break in Europe

10 of the best places to stay for a golf break in Europe

Whilst some might say that golf is a good walk spoiled, for many it’s a pastime that receives a great deal of devotion. It’s a time-consuming game, of course, so when better to have time to play than when you are on holiday? Here are 10 places in Europe where you can enjoy the highest […]

Winter golf breaks on Mallorca

Winter golf breaks on Mallorca

Delicately scented pink and white flowers will transform Mallorca’s five million almond trees in the coming weeks, but the Spanish island’s abundant almond blossom is not the only attraction for visitors at this time of year. For sun-starved Northern Europeans, Mallorca’s golf courses (21 of which are open to visiting players) are also a draw. […]

Trends for luxury travel in 2014 - simple pleasures and gourmet discoveries

Trends for luxury travel in 2014 – simple pleasures and gourmet discoveries

Here we predict the key trends that we envisage for luxury travel in 2014, and have carefully hand-picked a selection of the world’s most luxurious destinations, hotels and resorts that encompass each of the growing trends for this year – namely, those of simple pleasures and gourmet discoveries. Simple pleasures For many luxury travellers, a […]

5 unusual festivals to tick off your bucket list for 2014

5 unusual festivals to tick off your bucket list for 2014

The Bucket List: a selection of numerous flamboyant must-dos before you, well, “kick the bucket”. Everyone has one, each goal is different, but which is the most unusual? Take a look at 5 of the weirdest fesitvals from around the world and see which one could win the top spot on your wish list for […]

16 traditional foods to try on your next trip to Madrid

16 traditional foods to try on your next trip to Madrid

Madrid’s culinary history dates back to the 16th Century and today the capital city is littered with traditional tavernas and eating houses, so is stands to reason that finding traditional food is rarely a problem.  Next time you’re there, look out for these items and you should hopefully be in for an authentic experience. Bacalao […]

7 of the most cyclist-friendly luxury hotels in the world

7 of the most cyclist-friendly luxury hotels in the world

As an avid cyclist, I love my bike, and I spend a significant amount of time with it. I love traveling to places with amazing rides and cyclist friendly accommodations. There’s nothing better to me than finding a hotel in an exotic location that caters to my cycling frame of mind and offers fantastic riding […]

The sky's the limit for one of Madrid's most unique hotels

The sky’s the limit for one of Madrid’s most unique hotels

Soon to celebrate its 10th anniversary, Madrid’s Hotel Urban welcomes new management yet continues to lead the way in the use of the latest technology to provide a luxury service to its guests. This grand luxury five-star hotel located in the very heart of Madrid remains a standard of modernity, the avant-garde and luxury, synonymous […]

5 great ways to enjoy Madrid

5 great ways to enjoy Madrid

The Madrilenos operate at a different pace of life to most of us. It is relaxed, leisurely and calm. It is very, very Spanish. So, reset your watches and your time-clocks and keep those afternoons slow… it’s not until night-time when Madrid bursts into life. Madrid is a city of over three million, situated on the […]

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