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How to get around Madrid with public transportation

In any sprawling European capital, getting from point A to point B can sometimes feel daunting. Worry not: Madrid is easy to navigate. Learn how to explore the metropolis from your Madrid hotel without losing your way. Connections from Barajas Airport Barajas Airport terminal -…
Kyle Coleman
April 4, 2018

Day trips and nights out in beach-beautiful Alicante

Alicante is a buzzing gateway to Spain’s southwest Mediterranean coast, known as the Costa Blanca. You can catch a boat to a nearby island, visit a beach resort, stay at one of the many hotels in Alicante or drive into the mountains for cool air…
Kyle Coleman
April 29, 2016

From tips to tapas: How to wine and dine in Madrid

For Spaniards, food is practically a religion. If you want to understand their culture and savour their essence, there’s nothing better than taking part in their gastronomic rituals – and doing it their way. They say Madrid never sleeps; one could add it never stops…
Kyle Coleman
December 18, 2015

Traditional stores and bars: The secret heart of Barcelona

Some of the gastronomic landmarks of the city – places where the locals have been shopping, eating and drinking for generations – are still going strong. Say farewell to the big chains and embrace the soul of Barcelona. Vermut-fuelled discussions Since the 19th century, locals…
Kyle Coleman
November 23, 2015

Free things to do in Barcelona: Tours, museums, street art

City breaks don’t need to be expensive. As in life, some of the best things in Barcelona are free. Free Gaudí tour Put on your comfiest walking shoes and stroll around the city’s Modernist masterpieces with a free Gaudí-gazing tour. You’ll start at Plaça Reial…
Kyle Coleman
September 25, 2015

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