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

Forest Bathing & Waterfalls at Sant Miquel del Fai

When Summer Gets Hot It took me quite a while to post this, but I figured: summer is almost here, and the weather in Barcelona is all nice and balmy – so maybe we’ll even go at it again soon!What is IT? The stupendous waterfall at Sant Miquel del Fai , which had been on … More Forest Bathing & Waterfalls at Sant Miquel del Fai

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

Spain Microadventures: Hiking in Parrisal de Beceite

Parrisal de Beceite: The Spanish Mini-Plitvice Set at the border between Catalunya and Aragon, on a winding route lined by olive trees and towering cliffs, this Spanish Hidden Gem was stuck on my retina for almost one month, while I’ve struggled to find time to write about it. So on the day of Merce, while … More Spain Microadventures: Hiking in Parrisal de Beceite

Secret Barcelona: 12 Things You Didn’t Know

1. May Be Older than Rome Well.. the maybe is important. One legend says that the city was founded by Hercules, centuries before Rome was founded.  The second legend attributes the foundation of the city directly to general Hamilcar Barca, Hannibal’s father. The more official, streamlined version, though, is that the Romans themselves founded the city as … More Secret Barcelona: 12 Things You Didn’t Know

How to Choose your Tenerife Whale Cruise

Tenerife Whale Cruise I knew Tenerife was great for spotting whales and dolphins, so because we did not manage to see any whales neither in Iceland nor in South Africa, I thought: third time’s a charm. And it was. But I would much rather talk about how to plan your cruise, and what to avoid, … More How to Choose your Tenerife Whale Cruise

La Gomera – The Land That Time Forgot

An Anticlimatic Start It takes more than a case of lumbar hernia and a piece of falling toenail to put us off this hike! Still, after diligent preparations to hike in La Gomera, after preparations going back months in advance, ferry tickets paid and guide booked, and of course building expectations, whoever would have imagined … More La Gomera – The Land That Time Forgot

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