Set like a string of pearls within the Mediterranean Sea, the four main islands of the Balearics are the holiday of choice for many. Mallorca (Majorca), Minorca, Ibiza and Formantera all share the delights of beautiful sandy beaches and warming sunshine but each island also has its unique highlights. One of the easiest ways to [...]
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Despite the global financial downturn, one industry that has remained relatively unscathed is tourism. It seems that no matter how bad things get, us Brits just don’t want to go without a holiday. Holiday expenditure in the UK is up by 3% for the first quarter of 2013 when compared to the same period last [...]
This is a guest post written by Katie Belle about her trip around the Mallorca Coast. Katie is a cake and travel addicted blogger who spent February and March 2013 travelling around Europe. You can follow her trip on Twitter. The picturesque Balearic island of Mallorca has been a favourite amongst tourists for many years. The northwest [...]
Anyone thinking of travelling to Barcelona knows that, aside from paella and sangria, there is one typical Spanish delicacy that you must try: tapas. These tasty, snack-like treats originally come from the south of Spain and are usually served with beers, wines and Sherries. The most common type of tapa was a piece of bread [...]
There are quite a few crazy Spanish festivals, but La Mercè in Barcelona has to be one of the craziest. Once I had made the last minute decision to attend the TBEX Costa Brava conference in Girona, I looked at cheap flights to Spain and decided my best option was to fly into Barcelona, head [...]
Spanish people know how to party, and it seems like there’s a festival every 5 minutes! Festivals in Spain are a little bit crazy, a little bit nuts, but that’s why we love them…because they’re so much fun! If you’re visiting Spain on holiday you should definitely try to incorporate one of these 5 crazy [...]
Whether you’ve heard of Catalan-born architect Antoni Gaudi or not, you’ll instantly recognize a Gaudi building in Barcelona. His unique and unusual architecture can be found all over the city, and it’s unlike anything I have ever seen. Gaudi belonged to the Art Nouveau movement, and developed a distinctive style that has been praised by architects [...]
The free walking tour of Seville didn’t go to the Plaza de Espana, but I’m glad I trudged in the heat afterwards to see it. The plaza was built for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929 and is built in a Renaissance Revival style. To get to it I had to walk through the Maria Luisa [...]
When I was staying at the Oasis hostel in Granada, there was a street art tour that takes you to see some of the cool graffiti around Granada. The tour leaves from the hostel at 15:00pm every day and it’s completely free- although everybody tipped the tour guide €5 at the end. A word of [...]
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I'm a British girl from Manchester and I have been traveling solo since 2008. After graduating from university I decided there was more to life than the hours between 9 and 5, so I packed my journalism degree into my suitcase to travel the world and work remotely. I hope to inspire you to be your own boss, live life and travel the world.