Skip to content

Category: Spain

From tapas bar hopping in Madrid to beach bronzing in Barcelona, this is your ultimate inside guide to the very best of Spain. By Ben Holbrook and friends.

5 Best/Warmest Places in Mainland Spain in Winter ~ A Hot December Guide

From the Mediterranean metropolises of Barcelona and Valencia to the southern seducers of Seville and Marbella, here are the best and hottest places to visit in Spain during winter – even in the depths of December!

Leave a Comment

Essential Things to Do, See, Eat & Drink in Tenerife ~ An Insider’s Guide

Paulina has lived in Spain for over 5 years and fell in love with the food, architecture and year-round sunshine of Tenerife. Here she shares her insider tips, with advice on the very best things to do, see, eat and drink in eternal sunshine of Tenerife. 

1 Comment

Day in the Life of a Travel Writer/Blogger in Barcelona

Ever imagined what it would be like to live in Barcelona and hustle a living as a travel blogger? This is an entry taken from my actual diary. Written in 2016, about a year or two after starting my career as a travel blogger in Barcelona, it sets the tone and, I think, hints at the challenges I faced while living off my wits. 

Leave a Comment

Discover La Pedrera/Casa Milà (Barcelona) ~ Gaudi’s Most Controversial Masterpiece

Located on Barcelona’s ritzy Passeig de Gràcia, La Pedrera (aka Casa Milà) is one of the most famous Modernista buildings in Barcelona, if not the world. Here’s everything you need to know.

Leave a Comment

Best Spanish Festivals & Cultural Celebrations ~ For Each Month of the Year

From the pyrotechnics of Las Fallas in sunny Valencia to the crazy ‘Tomatina’ tomato-throwing festival in the tiny town of Buñol, here are the best festivals and cultural celebrations in Spain for every month of the year. 

Leave a Comment

Discover Barcelona’s Festa Major de Sants ~ Like the Gràcia Festival but Smaller & More Local

Every August, the street parties of Barcelona’s Festa Major de Sants offer an authentic insight into modern-day life in the Catalan capital.

Leave a Comment

Hiking the Hills of Rural Asturias, Where Past & Present are One… 

This little rural-house-cum-bar had been my beacon for the last three hours I’d been hiking and huffing my way through the rural landscapes of Piloña in Asturias, northern Spain. This wasn’t the greeting I’d anticipated.

Leave a Comment

Of Rice & Men: A Short Guide to the Delta del Ebro (Catalonia, Spain)

Just two hours away from Barcelona, or an hour from Tarragona, the Delta de l’Ebre natural park offers a rejuvenating escape for those times when you feel the urge to cut ties with the modern world and reconnect with Mother Nature.

Leave a Comment

Discover Barcelona’s Modernista Hospital de Sant Pau ~ A Salubrious Guide

Just a short stroll away from Gaudí’s emblematic Sagrada Familia, the Hospital de la Santa Creu i de Sant Pau is one of the most spectacular examples of Catalan modernism in Barcelona. A must for all architecture lovers. 

1 Comment

Day-Tripping to Formentera from Ibiza ~ A Blissful One-Day Guide to the Smallest & Most Beautiful Balearic Island

Tips on Formentera’s best beaches, restaurants, hotels and must-see landmarks – an essential one-day guide for people heading over on the ferry from Ibiza.

Leave a Comment

Things to Do, See & Eat in Chipiona, Spain ~ The Andalusian Beach Paradise You’ve Never Heard Of

The secret’s out! The perfect beach town for family fun and romantic getaways – near Seville, Jerez and the the best of southern Spain.


FLC’s Barcelona Architecture Tour: Exploring Barcelona’s Lesser-Known Architectural Marvels

There are so many fascinating architectural designs and stories to uncover in Barcelona – Rafael Gómez-Moriana shares some of the very best on FLC’s Barcelona Architecture Tour.

Leave a Comment

Things to Do, See & Eat in Elegant Cantabria, Northern Spain ~ Santander & Beyond

This is my travel guide to the best things to do and see in Cantabria, northern Spain, with essential tips on where to eat, drink and sleep – in the capital city of Santander and beyond. 

1 Comment

Avenida Palace Hotel (4*) Barcelona ~ Historic Elegance in the City Centre

One of Barcelona’s oldest and most important hotels located in the city centre. Its sumptuous Art Deco style, refined dining options and impressive rooftop terrace (with pool) make this one of the most romantic 4-star hotels in Barcelona.

Leave a Comment

3 Day Valencia Itinerary For First Time Visitors ~ Oranges, Palm Trees & Paella

Spain’s third largest city is famous for its blissfully sunny climate, fragrant orange trees, soft-sand beaches, culture-packed old town and, of course, for being the birthplace of paella! Here’s how to experience the best of it in just 2 or 3 days!

Support / Tip Ben

Buy Me a Coffee/Vino