From the legendary tapas bars in San Sebastián and Vitoria-Gasteiz to the famous vineyards of Rioja Alavesa and Michelin-starred restaurants in Bilbao, this is your essential gastro guide to the Basque Country.
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Highlights include unrivalled views of Barcelona, first-class dining and a spectacular indoor/outdoor pool. This is the epitome of luxury Mediterranean living.
There are a staggering 23 beaches to choose from along Marbella’s sun-kissed coastline – here are five of the very best!
Paddle board, surf, kitesurf or sail… you can do the lot in Barcelona! Here’s how and where!
Experience the world like a local with personalised travel itineraries created by TripUniq’s global destination experts.
Barcelona brunch expert Claudia from Coffee & Brunch reveals her top 10 brunch cafes in the Catalan capital.
Whether you want watersports and volleyball or would prefer to kick back with a cocktail in your hand, here are the very best beaches in Barcelona!
From cliffside towns and fishing villages to mini-metropolises hidden on mountaintops, here are the beautiful towns and villages along Italy’s amorous Amalfi Coast.
Sip your way through 3 of the best wineries in Barcelona’s famous Penedès wine region.
It might be the capital city of Spain, but there are tons of cheap and even free places to eat and drink in Madrid!
Discover the very best of Barcelona’s old town, palm-filled parks and city beaches with Bamboo Bike Tours. If like me you’re passionate about cycling and want to…
Jump on the train or rent a car and discover the most inspiring day-trips from Seville.
Devour Belgian-inspired Catalan craft beers and gourmet tapas in Barcelona’s ultra trendy Sant Antoni barrio!
The Barcelona Food Sherpa market tour and home dining experience is a dream for anyone who wants to learn about Barcelona’s cuisine and eat really,…
What, where, when and how to get the most out of Spain’s most EXPLOSIVE cultural celebration. An inside guide.
Barcelona is positively brimming with trendy speciality coffee shops where passionate roasters and baristas are brewing the perfect cup. Syra Coffee is one of my favourites.
One of my all-time favourite tapas bars in Barcelona, Bar Cañete offers everything you could wish for: energy, exciting tapas dishes made with quality local produce and excellent wines.
Shop for A-grade vintage fashion and homewares at Barcelona’s biggest and best vintage store!
This bright and colourful tapas bar in Raval is not only a great place to meet friends for tapas and drinks, but is also an important hub of the local community.
From boutique hotels in the city centre to hilltop retreats, these are the most romantic hotels in Barcelona for couples in need of a little quality time.
Catalan market cuisine with international ingredients and their own creative style of non-conformist cooking. Highly recommended restaurant in Barcelona’s trendy Poblesec gastro neighbourhood.
Everything you need to know about this ancient Catalan food tradition and where to eat the best calçots in and around Barcelona!
From foodie recommendations to must-see cultural sites & attractions, this is my insider’s guide to the best of Cadaqués, “The Pearl of the Costa Brava”.
Meet travellers and fellow international students and party till sunrise at Barcelona’s best bars!
Sip Catalan craft beers, feast on hearty American food and connect with Barcelona’s international community.
Highlights from my last year of life and travel around Spain…
In Spain, Three Kings’ Day (6th January) is far more important and exciting than Christmas Day. Here’s how to celebrate it like a true Spaniard. ¡Felices Reyes!
Musings, reflections and advice based on my multiple experiences of moving from the UK to beautiful Barcelona…
Andres Jarabo, founder of Walks of Madrid Tapas Tour, reveals 5 of the most essential and historic tapas bars in Madrid.
Eixample Esquerra is the perfect neighbourhood for those who want to live the highlife in Barcelona.
For debonaire dandies and fashion-forward quaintrelles in Barcelona.
A foodie’s guide to eating and drinking in Barcelona during the Christmas season! Essential festive bites!
Panoramic views across Barcelona’s Gothic skyline, from the mountains down to the Mediterranean Sea – soak up the views and capture the best photos.
From the best traditional bakeries and churro stands to artisanal ice-cream parlours, here’s where to get your fix in the foodie capital of Barcelona.
Shop for big brands and indulge in rooftop dining with sweeping views at Barcelona’s bullfighting ring turned mega mall.
A story-filled exploration of Barcelona’s historic centre packed with essential bites and sights.
I love Valencia. Located on Spain’s blissful Orange Blossom Coast, where the Turia River meets the Mediterranean Sea, not only is it sunny all year…
Pristine sands and crystalline waters, the Cies Islands really are heaven on earth.
What you need to know before setting foot in the Catalan capital.
A boundless city of culture, architecture, art and history, there’s so much to see and do in Barcelona. Here’s how the Barcelona City Pass will save…
Whether exploring the 217 km of ivory sands, indulging in the local cuisine or hunting out the mysterious Bronze Age sites, this Balearic beauty is sure to stir your soul.
Based on countless food-filled trips to visit my girlfriend’s family (Rosana is from Asturias), this is my essential gastronomical guide to Asturias.
Dear Holbrook Family, It’s been a little while since I saw you all. I hope you are all well and happy and in good health.…
Local food tour guide Daria shares the best tapas dishes to eat in Valencia, as well as her top tips on where to eat them with the locals.
Based on the last few years of visiting my girlfriend’s friends and family that live in this outrageously beautiful part of northern Spain.
Madrid food tour guide reveals the capital’s most essential local dishes, as well as a few recommendations on where to eat them.
You could easily spend a lifetime exploring Barcelona but the good news is that its compact size and walkable layout means you can see many…
The freshest, healthiest and most delicious cold press juices and acai bowls in Barcelona.
Celebrated every September, Barcelona’s La Mercè is the festival of all festivals. Here’s my guide to what and where to get involved.
Ever wondered what the difference is between jamón serrano and jamón ibérico?
One of only three two-Michelin-starred restaurants in Barcelona.
Martin Ebner from Ebylife is a Scottish personal trainer and sports nutrition specialist who wants to help you reach your heath and fitness goals in Barcelona.
With FREE walking tours, bike tours and bar crawls in Barcelona, Original Europe Tours make the dazzling Catalan capital more fun and affordable than ever.
Progressive, refreshing and extraordinarily creative, Disfrutar (‘Enjoy’ in Spanish) elevates Catalan cuisine to a whole new level.
Near pristine beaches and the Mediterranean village of Begur, Camping Begur is without doubt one of the very best campsites on the Costa Brava.
To celebrate #WorldPhotographyDay this year, I’d like to share a few photos that I took of Barcelona.
An enchanting gastro emporium housed in a 14th century palace with undulating stone arches and a delectable array of 17 speciality eateries.
Wondering what the best time of year to visit Barcelona is? Wonder no more.
Learn to ride or hone your equestrian skills in the outstanding natural beauty of Mid Wales.
Escape the crowds and enjoy a moveable Spanish feast at one of Barcelona’s very best local picnic spots.
Treat yourself to the best cheeses from Spain’s rural producers and discover a whole new world of flavour and texture.
Discover the most famous Antoni Gaudí buildings and very best Modernista architecture in Barcelona.
In an attempt to see more of my adoptive home, I took off on a 2-day, 160km bike riding adventure from Barcelona to… “somewhere on the Costa Brava” and found everything I’d been dreaming of.
The Donkey Republic bike rental app makes it quicker, easier and cheaper than ever to explore Barcelona’s 200 km of designated cycle paths, leafy parks, world-class architecture and sandy beach boardwalks.
Quality coffee, beastly brunch, lunch and dinner options, as well as home-brewed craft beers, Caravelle is your go-to gastro spot at any time of day.
One of my favourite craft beer sipping spots in Barcelona.
A city of culture, fascinating history, castles, fairy tales, hearty cuisine and, of course, vodka! See and do the best of it in just 3 days.
Experience what it’s like to tear through Barcelona like a billionaire. Unreal.
Sant Antoni is the perfect neighbourhood for a foodie stay in Barcelona. Seriously!
Updated for your gastronomic pleasure in January, 2018.
The place to be for blissful brunches and caffeine-charged chinwags.
Mariachi Bar is one of Barcelona’s original clandestine bars…
Dine like a true Barcelona local with home-cooked paella and tapas treats at Chef Teresa’s home.
Classic Sail Barcelona’s boat Gemini is the perfect vessel for a relaxed and romantic sailing trip along Barcelona’s dazzling Mediterranean coast.
I’m often asked why I love Spanish food so much and my answer is always the same: “Because…
On Retreat in Aravell, La Seu d’Urgell, Catalonia
With 27 museums and attractions included FREE on the Barcelona Card, you’ll save money and time as you experience the heart of Catalonia!
Sip 10 quality wines at some of Barcelona’s best wine bars and bodegas and discover the best of Spain’s fertile vines. Highly recommended.
Vino connoisseurs from Madrid Wine Tours reveal the very best wine bars in Madrid.
Located just an hour-and-a-bit up the coast from Barcelona, Salvador Dalí’s beloved hometown of Figueres makes for a surreal and sublime day-trip.
The Barcelona Eat Local food tour is the perfect way to see, eat and drink your way off the beaten track…
It’s the pirate’s life for me, with a boat trip along Barcelona’s glitzy Mediterranean coastline. It was the promise of “life on the Mediterranean” that cemented…
My hope is that this little “travel manifesto” will act as a sort of self fulfilling prophecy and help me turn my dreams into reality. Here’s to the summer and getting away from it all!
Whether you’re in Madrid for a few hours or a few days, the Dropit! left luggage facility allows you to store your luggage quickly and securely…
Real ramen and superior sushi, The Tatami Room is a serene escape from Barcelona’s boisterous tapas trail.
Whether you’re in Barcelona with friends, a loved one or alone, the Food Lovers Company food tour presents the perfect opportunity to connect with like-minded travellers whilst eating all the right dishes at all the right places in Barcelona’s best neighbourhoods.
On assignment in Girona, Catalonia. Summer 2015
Palo Alto Market is the biggest “creative market” in Barcelona and showcases the latest trends in design, street food, culture and entertainment.
With its sweeping sea views, pine-scented trees, live music and irresistible BBQ food, it’s no surprise that La Caseta del Migdia is where the locals go to escape the crowds of the city below.
Live from Las Vegas… in Barcelona, Greg Miller’s “Rockking” production is one of the best Elvis tributes you’ll ever see.
From avant-garde design hotels to timeless temples of luxury, here is my cherry picked selection of Barcelona’s very best boutique sleeps. A premiere destination for those…
Foodies rejoice! Barcelona’s street food scene is now bulging at the seams with delicious foodie markets, but Eat Street was the one that started it…
Tucked away just a few steps off the glittering Passeig de Gràcia, this sophisticated food hall is divided into eight distinctly different dining spaces…
A collaboration between Spanish brewers Naparbier and Michelin-starred chef Miquel Aldana, this thoroughbred gastro-brewpub is a must for gourmets and beer freaks in Barcelona.
Legend has it that this ancient bar was where Barcelona’s saltiest sea dogs and wildest artists came to sip on illegal absinthe in the late 1800s.
Indulge in organic, whole-wheat heaven at this artisanal bakery in Barcelona’s old fisherman’s quarter.
Vikings and craft beer snobs rejoice! Ølgod craft beer bar brings a touch of Scandinavian sophistication to Barcelona’s bohemian Raval neighbourhood.
The app we’ve all been waiting for… Wicard App for Foodies and Travellers
Free tapas when you or a drink? In Barcelona?! Yes, really! Here’s where…
The best neighbourhoods and best hostels, hotels and apartments in each. All budgets and tastes considered.
From traditional trattorias to rustic hideaways under the city’s iconic arched porticos, here are 5 of the best restaurants in Bologna, compiled by the local gastro experts at EmiliaDelizia.com.
Whether you’re flexitarian, vegetarian or 100% vegan, it’s never been such an exciting time to eat in the Catalan capital.