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3 Top Family #IberiaDestinations in Europe

April 17, 2015 - Sin comentarios

As families start thinking ahead to summer holidays, thoughts and calculations turn to the best possible destinations to keep everybody satisfied - and the little guys most of all (after all, if the kids aren't happy on a trip, chances are nobody'...Leer más

‘Bethlehem Pastries’ – Star Sweets of Lisbon

April 14, 2015 - Sin comentarios

The capital of Portugal has a traditionally had a rep as something of a faded, melancholic city. But apart from the fact that this view is fairly exaggerated, not to mention a bit outdated (in fact, Lisbon has enjoyed something of a renaissance of la...Leer más

El Hierro & the Legend of World’s End

April 13, 2015 - Sin comentarios

Until explorers ventured across the mare incognitum, the great unknown of the Atlantic Ocean, in the imaginations of many El Hierro, the smallest and farther-flung member of the Canary Islands, its westernmost point, Punta Orchilla (now occupied...Leer más

Surviving Florence Without Stendhal Syndrome

April 8, 2015 - Sin comentarios

No other city in the world that I know of provokes reactions so intense they have been collectively and famously dubbed "Stendhal syndrome" - which though psychosomatic has for centuries overwhelmed a subset of visitors to Florence, a Renaissance...Leer más

Rome-ing Around Tarragona

April 6, 2015 - Sin comentarios

You know, I've never quite understood why Tarragona doesn't get even more attention than it does. This city (and also province) of Catalonia - its city centre just over an hour by train from Barcelona's -  is a gem for a number of reasons, from h...Leer más

Happening Hamburg: HafenCity & St. Pauli

March 31, 2015 - Sin comentarios

  Especially as the weather starts warming up again, I find I have a soft spot for northern Germany's most vibrant city. As a European looking for a stimulating city break, I consider Hamburg a sweet spot for quenching the thirst not just...Leer más

Getting to Know Spain’s Most Distinguished Composers

March 20, 2015 - Sin comentarios

When it comes to the fine arts in Europe, Spain has produced a phenomenal wealth of painting and literature, while in terms of music - the glories of flamenco notwithstanding, its classical composers have not become household names, tending to ta...Leer más

Sweet! 5 Chocolate Travel Destinations

March 18, 2015 - Sin comentarios

Fewer foodstuffs in the world today seem to have more fans than xocolātl, the cacao-based infusion the Spanish conquistadors found quaffed by the elites of Aztec, Mayan, and other Mesoamerica societies they conquered. Back then, it was not neces...Leer más

Essential Ireland for First-Time Visitors

March 17, 2015 - Sin comentarios

One of Europe's greenest, loveliest lands, the Emerald Isle - also fondly dubbed "the Oud Sod" - is a delightful mix of small, fetching cities; bucolic landscapes; and of course friendly, gregarious folk. At the same time, Ireland these days is...Leer más

Beautiful, Brooding Bruges, Belgium

March 12, 2015 - Sin comentarios

Of Belgian cities, Brussels is certainly better known. And of canal cities, ditto Amsterdam. But for true connoisseurs of historic urban Europe, the Belgian canal city of Bruges (Brugge, in the native language of Flanders, where it's located) is tr...Leer más

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