Discovering Barcelona With 2 Teens

 

This article is a wonderful snapshot of some of the things that Barcelona has to offer, and it’s written from a unique perspective: a traveler with two teens.

A city that has truly stood the test of time, parent and teens were able to find enjoyable experiences and common ground in Barcelona, visiting some truly amazing architectural masterpieces like Gaudí’s standout church, La Sagrada Familia. [Read more…]

Starting New Route March 2013 – London Heathrow to Palma Mallorca Flights With Vueling

Exciting news from London as Vueling Airlines announces new daily flights to Palma Mallorca from London Heathrow, as well as new Barcelona-Gatwick flights launching in time for summer.

This is great news for anyone who regularly flies to Spain, whether it is [Read more…]

Castells A Fascinating Spanish Tradition

This article is a fascinating introduction to a quirky Spanish tradition: castells. Called castells by the villages that construct them, these are vertical towers of villagers.

That’s right- vertical. As you can imagine, this tradition takes a lot of work, and villages are often competitive when constructing their castells. Castellers have a motto: strength, balance, courage and common sense.

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Paella Valenciana – Food to Die For in Valencia

Valencia is known for a lot of things. Probably most important is its reputation as the origin of paella, the wonderful seafood dish we have all come to love.

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Ryanair’s New Routes From Nuremberg To Alicante and Malaga

The low cost Irish airline Ryanair has announced that six new routes will be starting from the German city of Nuremberg in March 2013.

The routes are Alicante, Cagliari, London, Malaga, Pisa and Porto, and Ryanair celebrated the announcement with a seat sale with prices starting at 12 euros across its European network. [Read more…]

Let’s Start Walking… Santiago de Compostella 1000 Kilometres

Accompanied by some stunning pictures that showcase Spanish artistry and architecture, this article is a great insight into what most casually refer to as the camino.

The pilgrimage to Santiago de Composetella is sacred to many Christians, but what you probably didn’t know is that there are many different routes to the burial place of apostle St. James. [Read more…]

Running With The Bulls In Spain

If you’re visiting Spain for a quiet adventure, Pamplona is not the place for you. If you love the adrenaline rush of a dangerous adventure, running with the bulls in Pamplona is a once-in-a-lifetime experienced that is truly unparalleled.

This is a great article that gives you some (potentially life-saving) tips about the best strategies for planning your run with the bulls. [Read more…]

Insights On Bilbao Spain – A Travel Guide

An interesting travel guide on the historical and industrial town of Bilbao, Spain. The city is colourful, lively and with plenty of things to do, despite being so industrial.

There are plenty of green spaces, art installations and nice bars and restaurants around the city, where both tourists and locals can be found.

The city’s famous Museo Guggenheim is one of the highlights of any trip and it’s unique architecture is not to be missed.

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Shopping Tips Barcelona: The Top 10 Shops for Bargains

Barcelona is one of the best shopping cities in Spain. You can find everything you need in the city, from the quirky and weird to the modern and vintage.

This article goes through the best shops in the city for finding a bargain. They include every type of shopping need on the list, from food and sweet shops to vintage clothes and even, a magic shop. [Read more…]

Travel Guide Video of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, Spain

Visit the beautiful historic city of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, Spain through this vivid and colourful video.

Walk the ancient streets, visit the famous squares, markets and churches and gain useful travel information and tips from renowned traveller, Rick Steves. This video gives a great overview of the city in just over 3 minutes, covering everything from the city’s history, to it’s rich cuisine and more.

 

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5 Great New Places To Stay In and Around Barcelona

Barcelona has always been a hot spot for those visiting Spain, and now it has even more to offer tourists. Innovative hotels in Barcelona are beginning to crop up to ensure that your stay in Barcelona will be riveting.

This is a great read about some of the hottest new places to stay in Barcelona. [Read more…]

Enjoying the Real Camino de Santiago in Spain

El Camino de Santiago is one of the most famous Christian pilgrimages:it’s the journey to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in northwestern Spain.

This pilgrimage is so important to Christian believers because the faith believes that Saint James is buried in Galicia.

This article is a wonderful account of El Camino de Santiago- often referred to as the camino– from Monesterio to Merida, with rich, detailed descriptions of the countryside and small villages that pepper the camino. [Read more…]

Northern Spain Basque Cities – What a Great Mix of Culture

For adventurers who love the water, there’s some good news! You no longer have to pick surfing waves or checking out the culture rich areas of a new country.

San Sebastian is a dream city for surfers, with some of the most beautiful beaches, and you don’t have to go to find the cultural experiences that other surfer hot spots are lacking: it’s the Basque capital and home to pintxos, the Basque version of tapas.

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Video – Spain Travel Guide For Vigo and Galicia

If you want to experience Spain the way a local does, check out this fun video about Vigo, Spain.

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It’s a place where you can watch every day Spanish life carry on as it always has, experiencing the true beauty of the landscape and lifestyle. [Read more…]

Las Vegas in Spain – New Megaresorts Planned in Madrid and Barcelona

Las Vegas Sands has decided to build a new resort in Madrid, Spain!

This article presents all the fascinating details about a new real estate project that could add 50,000 hotel rooms, and consequently a lot of jobs, to a country plagued by extremely high unemployment rates.

In addition, a wealthy Spanish investor is proceeding with plans to build “BarcelonaWorld,” an amusement park and resort in Barcelona.

Both projects face some problems – it’s difficult to get approved for credit in the Eurozone, and the two resorts will likely prove to be competition for each other. [Read more…]