16 Off The Beaten Trips From Barcelona – by Car

Doubling down on my Spanish Best Of’s, this article is for those of you who have limited vacation days to spend this summer (don’t we all..) and want to get on some off the beaten trips from Barcelona The easiest  way to go off the beaten in Catalunya, Spain is to rent a car and then … More 16 Off The Beaten Trips From Barcelona – by Car

A Series of Unfortunate Events: Hanami in Spain Turned Timewaste

This is the story of a group of Chinese tourists who came to visit the incredibly beautiful country called Spain. A story like many others unfortunately, and certainly one in which we don’t wish to find ourselves on our own travels. Our group took advantage of the chance to be in Barcelona during springtime and … More A Series of Unfortunate Events: Hanami in Spain Turned Timewaste

Casa Batllo Magic Nights, or How to Barcelona Differently

Casa Batllo Magic Nights – An evening concert on Gaudi’s Dragon rooftop Casa Batllo Magic Nights.  Paseo de Gracia 43. The address of tonight’s rather exclusive gig. The organizers had been really nice to accommodate a last minute change of date to our tickets, so that I could have my cake and eat it too. … More Casa Batllo Magic Nights, or How to Barcelona Differently

Beyond Barcelona: 5 Amazing Day Trips Worth Taking

Ever since I moved to Barcelona almost two years ago, I have made it my own personal challenge to uncover as many Spanish hidden gems as it’s humanly possible while still working a full-time job (something’s gotta pay for my travels!). And while I could tell you all about Montserrat, Sitges, Girona and Tarragona – and … More Beyond Barcelona: 5 Amazing Day Trips Worth Taking

How to Barcelona in Summer: Fiesta de Gracia in Images

Barcelona Local Gems: Fiesta de Gracia Fiesta de Gracia, one of Barcelona’s iconic neighborhood events, is one of the city’s best-known Summer Fiestas: a Definite Don’t Miss. The summer fiesta has been around for 200 years and celebrated its bicentennial in 2017. Starting mid-August and lasting for a full week, the fiesta transforms some twenty … More How to Barcelona in Summer: Fiesta de Gracia in Images

Chasing Spring in Extremadura : Spain’s Best Kept Secret

Spring in Extremadura: Planning Your Next Best Trip This is Secret Spain. With only 1.5 million tourists in 2015, of which less than 250 000 are foreign visitors, Extremadura is virtually unknown to the outside world. And even though Game of Thrones has contributed to making this Spanish province a little better known, Extremadura still remains … More Chasing Spring in Extremadura : Spain’s Best Kept Secret

Amazing Weekend Getaway in the Heart of Barcelona’s Wine Countryside

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

Catalunya’s Castells Behind the Scenes: An Authentic Tale of Human Towers

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