We’re going to Portugal on a River Cruise!

Portugal River Cruise with Viking River Cruises We are super excited to announce the details of my 40th birthday trip (Cameron, that is). We’re going to Portugal and Spain on a river cruise with Viking River Cruises, the world’s leader in river cruising. It’s a big milestone, so we’re doing it in style! We will be joining the Portugal River of Gold cruise in late May 2018. The tour begins in Lisbon and the ship will make it’s way up and down the Douro River…

5 Weeks in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (A New Experiment)

Wandering Earl On the wall is some graffiti that I can’t make much sense of. I think there are small round robots buzzing about, working on computers and talking on the phone. The table where I sit is long and white. There are four of us sitting here, laptops open, yet eight seats still remain empty. Inside this space it feels modern and industrial, yet welcoming enough, with wires hanging form the ceiling, a minimalist design and a front door that opens with the use of an app. Outside plastered …

Back to the Most Beautiful Village in Spain

Back to the Most Beautiful Village in SpainOne of the joys of our mother-daughter European trip this summer, was returning to Spain and our gorgeous white village&nbsp One of the joys of our mother-daughter European trip this summer, was returning to Spain and our gorgeous white village where Mozart went to school for five months in the winters from first through fourth grade. It’s been voted the …

Whale Watching in Tenerife

Whale Watching in Tenerife For some reason, we often associate with whale watching with far flung destinations or long ocean voyages. But it’s perfectly possible, indeed highly likely, to be able to go whale watching in Tenerife, in the Canary Islands, not far from the shore. Here we talk about whale watching in Tenerife: what it’s like and how you can do it too. What It’s Like To Go Whale Watching in Tenerife Pedro Martina’s sun-worn face lights up as he grabs my shoulder and points …

Heroes, Travel and Gratitude!

Heroes, Travel and Gratitude! Have you noticed that every trip is heroic and every travel adventure involves heroes and deep gratitude?&nbsp Have you noticed that every trip is heroic and every travel adventure involves heroes and deep gratitude? That’s been true for our many journeys on our world tour, but even more so on our recent summer in Europe, once-in-a-lifetime mother-daughter trip …

11 Beautiful Things to Do in Spain

Enter your favourite photos of Spain for the chance to win a Canon PowerShot G7 X camera I’m never quite sure whether it’s appropriate to write love letters to a country. But that’s what I’m going to do today with Spain. Spain, you see, was my ugly duckling turned swan. My fresh-out-of-the-lake Mr Darcy after a mish-mash of pride …

The Travel Blogger’s Guide to Barcelona

; Whenever I’m planning a weekend away I always look to travel bloggers for ideas and inspiration. I love to read blogger’s itineraries and highlights and recommendations for places to eat and drink. A few weeks ago I took Sam to Barcelona for a surprise birthday weekend away. I managed to keep the trip a secret… The post The Travel Blogger’s Guide to Barcelona appeared first on The Travel Hack.

Alain Visits Barcelona’s MNAC

To be honest, I never had the chance to take a peek of Catalan Art at MNAC (Museo Nacional d’Art de Catalunya). I arrived at almost 4 in the afternoon on my last day in Barcelona and I simply didn’t have much time. Instead, I went around and admired the museum’s facade. If you look at it from afar, MNAC’s dome looks familiar, right? That’s because it’s modelled…

Charming & authentic – accommodation in Spain

When coming for a holiday to Spain you should consider staying in one of the beautiful traditional fincas which are providing the perfect accommodation for an unforgettable holiday experience. These historical restored rural country houses give your Spain holiday the additional cultural touch. Depending on each region of Spain there are different names and styles

Casa Batllo – The House of Bones – Keep Calm and Wander

The locals in Barcelona call Casa Batllo -as The House of Bones. You can’t blame them because if you look at it outside from afar, the casa looks like bones, indeed. Its eclectic facade design carries through the walls, door, floors and rooms inside the house. So, it’s a good idea to have an audio guide – and prepare to be dumbstruck by this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Since the casa is a work of Gaudi, expect a whopping …

Barcelona’s Barri Gotic – Keep Calm and Wander

To step back in time at Barri Gotic, you better be here early in the morning when the narrow streets are empty. When the Gothic Quarter is deserted, you can really feel like you’re time-traveling. From the cold cobbled stones on tapered paths to the sharp spires above, visitors are enchanted by the sheer magnificence of Gothic architecture. Here are some important places to check out to step back in time at Barri Gotic. Barcelona Cathedral. Make sure you’re properly dressed because they won’t allow people to go inside in shorts or mini skirts and…

Grape, Olive, Pig: Inside Spain’s Food Culture with Matt Goulding

Many moons ago, a friend e-mailed me and said “Hey, my buddy is starting a website. Can you give him some advice?” I hate those emails but, as a favor to my friend, I said yes. That guy, Nathan Thornburgh, turned out to be really cool and we became good friends. But this article isn’t about Nathan, it’s about his partner Matt Goulding…

Majorcan Adventure: RnR in the Mediterranean

Situated in the Mediterranean Sea, Majorca is a part of the Balearic Islands archipelago, which falls just off the coast of Spain. The island is home to about 850,000 people, of which about half live in the capital city of Palma. The landscapes on the island vary from lovely beaches, to rolling hills, to rugged mountains,

10 Things You Have To See And Do In Granada.

Granada is a huge cosmopolitan city with a ton of things to keep even the most ardent traveller occupied for weeks. Here are the top ten best things to see and do to help you maximise your time here. Granada is one of the single most under the radar and underestimated European cities I have had the pleasure of visiting for a long time, and it has even managed to charm its way onto my…