Category: Spain

Taking a helicopter ride over Gran Canaria

Taking a helicopter ride over Gran Canaria

As you will know from my earlier ‘Climbing a via ferrata in Gran Canaria‘ post, I’ve just come back from an adventurous few days in Gran Canaria where we’ve also had the opportunity to drive the rather sleek and stylish Hyundai i30 Fastback N. The previous post showed the vehicle in Engine Red, but here it […]

12 baby friendly honeymoon ideas

12 baby friendly honeymoon ideas

Travelling on honeymoon with a baby needn’t be daunting. With a little preparation and a few helpful extras, it can be stress-free, and a wonderfully memorable holiday. There’s nothing quite like seeing your little ones’ face light up as you dip their toes in the swimming pool. Or when you take them for their first […]

Climbing a via ferrata in Gran Canaria

Climbing a via ferrata in Gran Canaria

Recently I visited the Spanish island of Gran Canaria off north-west Africa whilst working alongside car manufacturer Hyundai. Not only was it an opportunity to experience some highlights of the island, but it also served as a great excuse to test drive the all-new Hyundai i30 Fastback N (pictured here outside our hotel) – part of the i30 […]

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A cheese lover’s guide to Barcelona

As a country, many consider Spain a relatively lesser-known nation of cheese compared to its European brothers and sisters, and although it may not host as many dairy delights as its French neighbours, Spain does offer its very own unique variety of tasty cheeses. Cheese trading in Spain dates all the way back to the […]

Antonio Banderas elevates the fine arts credentials of his native Malaga

Antonio Banderas elevates the fine arts credentials of his native Malaga

For more than two decades now, the Andalusian city of Malaga has invested heavily in visual and fine arts development, beautification projects and a general effort to elevate the cultural attractiveness of the popular Mediterranean port city. It has paid off. The city now has more than 30 distinct and respected museums, its very own […]

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An essential guide to Catalonia

Located in the far north east of Spain, Catalonia is the country’s second most populated autonomous community with a staggering 7.5 million people living inside its borders. Its populace even accounts for over 16% of Spain’s total population. Catalonia’s history and culture are regarded extremely important to those that live within the region, and many […]

Top 10 most family friendly beach holiday destinations in Europe

Top 10 most family friendly beach holiday destinations in Europe

The numbers are in. As millions of families begin planning and booking their holidays for the year ahead, a study by On the Beach, the UK’s leading beach holiday specialist, has calculated and ranked Europe’s top 50 family beach holidays destinations – according to the criteria that matter most to parents. The Family Beach Index, […]

5 alternatives for average vacations

5 alternatives for average vacations

We suspect that you, like us, are not interested in average vacations. You want to travel in a way that shakes things up and is good for your mind, body, and soul. You have an adventurous spirit. You favor uncommon places and experiences. As more people travel and places become ever-more connected, touristy, and Instagramed, it can […]

22 Michelin stars over Andalusia

22 Michelin stars over Andalusia

Every November, with much anticipation and fanfare, the Michelin Guide announces its updated list with what is widely considered the authoritative voice on the world’s best restaurants. With ideal growing conditions and plentiful produce, Michelin stars in Andalusia have been ascendant over the past decade as the gastronomy of the region gains more and more […]

8 of the best destinations for April and May

8 of the best destinations for April and May

There are some places where Spring is the best time of year to visit. Maybe the landscape is popping with color, maybe it’s the should seasons when few other travelers share the trails and towns. Perhaps the weather is near-ideal for being active outdoors. Sometimes it’s all of the above—a perfect triad. Whatever the reason, […]

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The best places to watch Flamenco in Barcelona

Originally born in the South of Spain, the passionate dance style of Flamenco is one of Spain’s most recognised traditions. The oldest record of Flamenco dates all the way back to 1774, and has been heavily influenced by the Romani people, however it is also a style that is uniquely Andalusian. The rest of Spain […]

Top 9 rivers for luxury river cruising in Europe

Top 9 rivers for luxury river cruising in Europe

River cruising is gaining in popularity, but is it for you, and which river do you choose? The average age is slightly higher than ocean cruising, and it is generally more expensive, but it offers more inclusions and there is a suitable itinerary for everyone. It particularly suits those with an interest in history and […]

Top tips for travel in Andalusia’s “Axarquia”

Top tips for travel in Andalusia’s “Axarquia”

Few people outside of the little region of La Axarquia itself know the mountainous, coastal territory in Malaga’s easternmost corner by name. At the far end of the Costa del Sol, La Axarquia is in many ways the antithesis of what the “costa” has come to be associated with, having preserved its natural beauty and […]

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Where to listen to jazz in Barcelona

There is no doubt that Barcelona is one of Europe’s best cosmopolitan cities in terms of providing an endless plethora of evening entertainment, and the city’s live music scene is something it can most definitely boast about. In particular, Jazz music. Jazz music in Spain dates back to the 1920s when the country first became […]

Luxury travel news this week

Luxury travel news this week

Here’s a round-up of luxury travel stories that have caught the eye this week. To make sure you receive these new weekly alerts in your web browser, please click on the red bell icon in the bottom right hand corner of the page and click ‘subscribe’ (works on desktop only – for other ways to […]

A Jewish heritage tour of Andalusia

A Jewish heritage tour of Andalusia

As a bridge between Europe and Africa, Andalusia has a rich and diverse history, though the cultures and religions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam have undeniably left the most important and lasting marks. They coexisted in relative harmony, and even supported one another in various ways for centuries; however, following the gradual and brutal Christian […]