Gracia the great: A guide to the Barcelona barrio

Gracia the great: A guide to the Barcelona barrio

Ditch the tourist map, forget the sand (for a minute) and head to a place in Barcelona that really captures the Catalan way of life. Beyond its famed beaches, tucked inside the heart of this buzzing city lies the halcyon barrio Gracia. Entering this quaint neighbourhood provides a snippet of...

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San Sebastián’s Big Week 2017: Join the Basque fiestas!

San Sebastián’s Big Week 2017: Join the Basque fiestas!

If you’ve done your Basque research, then you probably know that San Sebastián’s most important tradition is Donostia Eguna (San Sebastián Day) on January 20th. But that’s not the only day of celebration in our city. Month after month, there are different events bringing joy to our streets — but...

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San Sebastián on wheels! Tips for cycling the city

San Sebastián on wheels! Tips for cycling the city

Frequently, travellers on our San Sebastián tours compare San Sebastián to Amsterdam because we have a similar cycling culture. Yes, San Sebastián is a bike-friendly city, and the number of bikers getting around is growing every day. There’s nothing Basques enjoy more than getting around our dense mountains, fields, and...

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My neighbourhood: A local’s guide to La Calatrava and Cort, Palma de Mallorca

My neighbourhood: A local’s guide to La Calatrava and Cort, Palma de Mallorca

No one knows local life like our guides. That’s why we’ve asked them take us around their favourite ‘hoods and offer their insider tips on seeing the city like a true local. If La Calatrava and Cort sounds like your kind of place, local Mallorca guide Marialaura and her team...

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6 dishes you must eat in Madrid

6 dishes you must eat in Madrid

The rich history of Spanish cuisine dates back thousands of years. With each region of the country having its own ‘claim to fame,’ Madrid offers visitors a taste of the best dishes Spain has to offer, all in one chaotic, quintessentially Spanish foodie playground. Madrid’s food scene is in constant...

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Summer 2017: What’s on in San Sebastián

Summer 2017: What’s on in San Sebastián

June is a month that anticipates summer vacations in Spain. It is a season of warmth, sun, and blossoming — and brings a few festivals and events with it just around the corner. Popular festivities in San Sebastián are the locals’ way of celebrating their identity and forgetting about troubles...

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The complete guide to: Mallorca travel

The complete guide to: Mallorca travel

Mallorca is the largest of the Balearic Islands, located off the east coast of Spain, and it’s one of those destinations that offers something for every type of traveller, from beach bums and foodies, to hikers and cyclists. The island’s beauty comes in many forms so prepare yourself to be...

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History, art and culture at San Sebastián’s San Telmo Museum

History, art and culture at San Sebastián’s San Telmo Museum

One of the best ways to gain an appreciation for a new destination is to learn more about a city or country’s history and culture. There’s something about delving into the past that can make for a more vivid experience of the present. While San Sebastián is not really known...

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May 2017: What’s on in San Sebastián

May 2017: What’s on in San Sebastián

Spain has a lot of public holidays — almost as many as the countries that have ranked as having the most days off in the world. Even if we are beaten by India, Colombia, Thailand, and seven others, Spanish public holidays might seem abundant when Easter and the long weekend...

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From San Sebastian with love: The best Basque souvenirs to bring home

From San Sebastian with love: The best Basque souvenirs to bring home

Coming home from an unforgettable trip and bearing gifts for friends and family is common vacation practice. Travellers want to bring a piece of their trip home and share it, but it can be hard to find meaningful items that feel authentic and that really represent the destination. That’s why...

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