Madrid through the eyes of a 16 year old: a city for all generations

Madrid travel guide

I had a dream of visiting Madrid since I studied Spanish in year 9 of British secondary education and on the 8th July 2017, that dream finally came true. I have visited Spain prior to this trip, to Murcia in 2009 and 2015, and will revisit in 2018. This blog is based on my account of travelling accompanied by my … Read More

An Idyllic Olive Oil Route In Western Granada, Spain

Spain travel guide olive oil route Algarinejo

Although Granada city certainly deserves to be famous for its UNESCO listed Alhambra, and in fact for lots of other reasons, many tourists miss out on visiting some of the most gorgeous spots that can be found in the province of Granada. Not only can you find beautiful nature, but the province of Granada is full of fabulous authentic villages … Read More

5 Underrated Towns In Valencia Spain-Waiting To Be Discovered

The beautiful region of Valencia is known for its varying landscapes. The turquoise coastline, impressive mountains, quaint countryside and urban areas encompass the nearly 24,000 km2 that make up this gorgeous part of Spain. While many escape to the metropolitan cities of Valencia or Alicante, there is a multitude of charming towns and villages located throughout the region that should … Read More

Valencia Spain Travel Guide: a city full of surprises

Valencia Spain travel guide-Malvarrosa Beach

When I first visited Valencia, I had very little expectations. I had recently moved to Madrid and wanted to venture out and explore another part of Spain. I hoped to enjoy a little beach time and eat some paella but that was all I had planned. For me, this trip was a mini break to relax and enjoy the sea … Read More

Barcelona Travel Guide-An Incredibly Useful Guide

Barcelona travel guide

aerial views I first came to Barcelona in the autumn of 2013 as the last stop on a cruise, and we could only spend 2 and a half days there before returning home. Out of all of the European cities we visited that trip, Barcelona left a lasting impact on me. I remember walking through the Gothic Quarter, admiring the … Read More

Majorca Spain travel guide: an insider guide by Nicola Dunkinson

Spain travel guide Majorca Cala S'Almunia

View of Palma from the cathedral Visiting as an adult, I now have a whole new impression of it. There is so much more to see and do in Mallorca than just beaches, although the island has some dreamy shorelines that are not to be missed. Es Trenc beach in the south has 2km of sand to relax on, crystal … Read More

Zaragoza Spain Travel Guide

Zaragoza Spain Basilica del Pilar with Ellie in front by Ellie Quinn Basilica del Pilar is Zaragoza’s most iconic building and main landmark, and its not hard to see why. The Basilica is huge and extremely impressive from the outside, inside and from above! It’s possible to take a lift up the Basilica del Pilar Tower, sixty metres high, to … Read More

Madrid Travel Guide: Madrid: A City Full of Temptations

Madrid travel guide Gran Via

Crystal Palace Retiro Park By Carl Van Vechten – Van Vechten Collection at Library of Congress, Public Domain, Link Salvador Dalí 1939 aged 35 In fact, it was in Madrid that Dalí came out of his shell, significantly altering his image and dressing up as a dandy. He enjoyed wild nights out with his group of friends, but he needed lots … Read More

Barcelona: a magical city full of energy, symbols and hidden secrets

Parc Guell Barcelona

Barceloneta Beach Barceloneta Beach in Barcelona But exploring further, one is continually delighted with Barcelona’s buildings. Yet all you have to do is delve just a little deeper to unveil a number of secret places and hidden stories that are constantly being discovered, which intermingle ancient history from the Neolithic, the Roman Empire, the presence of the Jewish quarter, and … Read More