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

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

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

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

Secret Spain: Juzcar Smurf Village, Now Evicted

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