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Where to Find the Best Wine & Tapas in Barcelona

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If you’ve noticed, I’ve been having the Spanish fever lately, posting a lot of stories on Spain, my adopted home. Today we have a post from my friend Esme Fox, who lives in Barcelona. She’s my good friend and fellow travel writer who has a deep love for her adopted home. Here she shares tips […]

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Celebrating WorldPride Madrid 2017!

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We were lucky enough to celebrate WorldPride 2017 in Madrid last weekend! Here’s what we got up to: From 23 June to 2 July 2017, WorldPride was celebrated in fervor in the Spanish capital city of Madrid. It was the world’s biggest LGBT pride celebration, with about 2 million participants descending upon the city to […]

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A Perfect Weekend in Malaga, Spain

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Planning a weekend in Malaga? For travelers in Europe, Malaga is often seen as a touristy destination that has  been simply ‘overdone’. This coastal city in southern Spain was the hottest beach destination in the 1980’s, and it continues to be a popular holiday spot for those seeking sun-kissed beaches and all-night-long parties. For that […]

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Is Granada the Best Place to Live in Spain?

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It’s been more than 7 years since we moved to Spain — first it was Madrid for a year, then just a couple of months in Seville and eventually Granada. We’ve also explored a lot of Spain, from the northwestern corner of Galicia to the eastern edge of Costa Brava, the southern shores of Cadiz […]

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Living in Spain: What It’s Really Like

After three months in Southeast Asia, we’re now back at home in Granada, Spain. I can’t believe it’s been more than 7 years since we first moved to Spain (first Madrid, then Seville and now Granada) and I actually haven’t written anything about what’s it like to live here. I think it’s finally time to […]

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Drone Video of Sierra Nevada, Spain

Our First Drone Video! Have you ever seen your backyard from the air? Curious to see ours, we recently used our new Xiaomi drone to capture aerial footage from the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range, just an hour’s drive from our home base in Granada, Spain. Sierra Nevada, which means “snowy mountain range” in Spanish, is […]

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Traveling with a Baby — The Glamping Edition

Staying in a yurt with our baby

Camping is one of our favorite ways to enjoy the great outdoors. We’ve camped in many parts of the world — from the savannas of the Serengeti, to the dusty deserts of Turkmenistan and the jungles of Brazil. We see it as a way to connect with the surroundings and we love the simplicity and […]

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Learning to Kitesurf in Tarifa, Spain

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he wind is blowing strong and hard, tugging at my kite. Overhead, the sun’s rays are glaring and blinding my eyes. The wide, sandy beach stretches for miles and the cool waters of the Mediterranean are calling. I’m in Tarifa, trying my hands at kitesurfing, a sport I’ve long wanted to dabble in. For the […]

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Glamping in an Airstream: Embracing a Bohemian Lifestyle

Alozaina, Malaga

t’s true what they say: It’s the people that make travel so enriching. Over the past decade or so, I’ve met many inspiring people on my travels who have interesting stories to tell. Trevor is one such person who made an impact on me. I recently met him when we rented his airstream, one of the […]

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Traveling with a Baby — The Beach Holiday Edition

Family-friendly resort

You know how much I love adventures. I’m not someone who can lounge by the pool and do nothing for hours. But since having a baby, I’ve been craving to do just that — relax and kick back, enjoy the sun and do nothing. Perhaps it’s the stress and exhaustion that come with motherhood. Since the […]

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Skiing in Sierra Nevada

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Mention southern Spain, and most people think of the beaches, but few associate it with winter sports or mountains. It comes as a surprise to many that you can actually find world class skiing in Sierra Nevada. Plus, it’s cheap and close to popular tourist sights and beaches. No wonder it’s considered to be one […]

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Olive Country Life in Andalusia

Patio de los Naranjos y vistas

t’s a glorious Saturday morning and the sun is beaming through the window. Birds are chirping outside and the air is thick with the scent of pine trees and sunflowers. I look out to see rolling green hills dotted with yellow meadows and red poppies, framed by vast olive groves and imposing grey mountains in […]

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Summer Travels with Baby: Glamping Retreats and Road Trips in Spain

Cortijo del Marqués

Since finding out that I was pregnant, I’d been looking forward to traveling with the baby, to see the world through her eyes. For now, we can’t quite travel long distances just yet (not before she turns four months old) so we’ll be sticking to places closer to home. Thankfully there’s so much to explore […]

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Exploring Lanzarote’s Nature — Volcanoes, Blowholes and Hidden Coves

Timanfaya National Park

We are walking in the mar de lava – sea of lava – where massive blankets of solidified lava lie at the foots of Montaña Blanca, Lanzarote. Since seeing hot molten lava flowing off Guatemala’s most active volcano, Volcan Pacaya, I’ve become somewhat of a volcano buff. Sadly, there’s no sign of red burning lava flowing […]

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Introducing the Many Faces of Andalusia, Spain

The Alhambra Palace in Granada

Spain means something different to everyone and for many people this country simply conjures up images of sunny beaches, flamenco dancing and paella. But there’s a lot more to this land than those stereotypes and nowhere is this more apparent than in Andalusia, one of Spain’s most diverse regions. A trip to Andalusia will provide […]

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