Not too many tourists visiting Spain know about the Juzcar Smurf Village, set in the scenic, hilly region of Andalusia. An actual Smurf village – or rather, what used to be one. Juzcar witnessed its fifteen minutes of fame back in 2011, shortly after the Smurfs movie came out – and for good reason too. But … More Secret Spain: Juzcar Smurf Village, Now Evicted
Barcelona Weekend Getaway After our Castle sleepover in January, we decided to do some more weekend splurging – this time in the superb cava inspired architecture of Hotel Mastinell, located in the heart of the Catalan wine country and a stone’s throw away from Barcelona. Penedès is the equivalent of France’s Champagne’s region and has … More Amazing Weekend Getaway in the Heart of Barcelona’s Wine Countryside
Tis the season to be grumpy! I have a particular dislike for Valentine’s day, – and it’s not for lack of a partner. I quite simply find Valentine’s day very uninteresting and plain vanilla, and it’s annoying how popular it’s become across the world! So, in a sign of protest against the upcoming downpour of hearts … More Spice Up Your Valentine’s Day with Better Versions Around the World
A tradition which almost disappeared 1000 years ago, Castells – Catalan for castles – are a unique cultural phenomenon, particular to Catalunya, which were declared UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2010. … More Catalunya’s Castells Behind the Scenes: An Authentic Tale of Human Towers
Up next in our TravelTech series – and because every traveler lives their own personal Robinhood, I asked founder and CEO Tatyana Mitkova to tell us more about ClaimCompas and how they helped tens of thousands of passengers get compensated for delayed or canceled flights. … More ClaimCompass or How Not to Get Screwed by Airlines Again
Every year in September, Barcelona celebrates its birthday with a unique fiesta: Fiesta de la Merce. A mashup of crazy street celebrations including correfocs, Castellers and, the object of my immediate affection: gegants.
… More Come See Barcelona’s Gegants and Fiesta Differently
Castle Sleepover in Spain 2018 saw the debut of my Fifty Weeks of Spain with an original weekend away at the 9th-century castle turned hotel, some 100 km away from Barcelona. Spending the night in a castle was a first for me, especially in what can easily be one of the oldest of Spanish medieval castles. Canopy … More Want To Sleep in a 9th Century Medieval Castle? This is Spain!
Remember Fifty Weeks of Spain? And how I said we would forget all about flamenco, tapas and bullfights? I promised you a lot, and I mean to keep that promise. So here goes: This is Spain! Haunted castle sleepovers, luxury splurging in wine country, or hanami madness in Spain’s least known region? That’s just a taste … More Fifty Weeks of Spain & What to Expect for the Next 3 Months
So you’ve been to Spain. Congratulations! You and 75 million other people in 2016.
But I’m willing to bet you, you’ve not seen Spain. Let’s put it to a test. The question is, have you seen a Spain with :
Sangria & paella
and maybe the Alhambra (points for you!)
balloon flights over volcanoes
and Geological Trains … More You have *NOT* Seen Spain. Let me Explain…
Fifty weeks of Spain is a journey through Spain, filled with insider tips, hidden gems, and surprises. You will truly get a taste of the six continents. Fifty Weeks of Spain will be blowing your socks off regularly – weekly, as the title promises – peeling Spain off its hidden wonders. Travel. Differently. … More Travel. Differently. The Reasons Behind My 2018 Staycations