Is Barcelona Safe? And How to Avoid the Barcelona Pickpockets!

Hand stealing a smartphone from a woman's handbag - Barcelona Pickpockets

People often ask the question “is Barcelona safe?”.  To reassure visitors to Barcelona, I’ve updated this post to explain why Barcelona is safe, and a few tips to avoid the notorious Barcelona pickpockets and not get robbed in Barcelona. Is Barcelona Safe? The first thing I have to emphasize is that violent crime in Barcelona […]

The Best Places to Visit in Spain in Winter

Mallorca Spain in Winter

If you are looking for some winter sun in Europe, Spain is one of the best destinations to escape from the cold.  However, Spain in the winter months is not just about beaches and sunshine – some of the best places to visit in Spain in winter are just as cold as elsewhere in Europe […]

15 Awesome Free Things to Do in Barcelona to Rock your Stay

Casa Batllo Barcelona, One of Gaudi's Masterpieces - Free things to do in Barcelona

Barcelona is a perennially popular destination, and with its Mediterranean climate, spectacular food, nightlife, culture, and beaches, it’s not hard to see why.  Barcelona does tend to be more expensive compared to other cities in Spain, but there is still plenty to do for the budget traveller.  Here are just a few of the awesome […]

Barcelona 2 Day Itinerary: How to Spend 2 Days in Barcelona

Barcelona captured my heart.  I first lived there for a year as a student, then later I returned to spend 4 years in this magical city before I left to go travelling.  Using all my years of experience in the city, I have put together this Barcelona 2 day itinerary to cover the highlights so […]

Fun Activities and Things to do in Fuerteventura

Windmill in Fuerteventura - Things to do in Fuerteventura

A lot of visitors to Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands just chill out on the beach or hang out in their resort hotels.  If you want to see more of the island than your sunbed, check out these fun Fuerteventura activities for some ideas of things to do in Fuerteventura so you can enjoy a […]

Mojácar Pueblo: Why You Have to Explore Old Town Mojácar

Mojacar Pueblo - A Gorgeous Spanish Town in the Mountains of Almeria

I recently went on a trip to Mojácar with Jet2holidays.  This little town, and it’s 17km of coastline, is a perfect destination for an active holiday in Spain as there are tons of things to do in Mojácar.  Alternatively, you can choose to spend all your time by the beach in Mojácar Playa, or chilling by […]

An Active Holiday in Spain: Cool Things to do in Mojácar

I’d never heard of Mojácar before Jet2 invited me to go there.  I’d lived in Spain for 5 years, although have travelled very little around the country – well, with so many things to do in Barcelona it was hard to tear myself away!  However, I know how wonderful Spain is to visit, so was […]

A Paella Cooking Class in Barcelona Spain

Paella Cooking Class in Barcelona - Gift Experiences to give for travel lovers

You’ve gawped at Gaudi’s works, peeked in the Picasso Museum & rambled down La Rambla. And now you’re hungry. But perhaps you are hoping for something a little more authentic than the pre-packed, frozen paellas offered in many tourist traps. How about learning to cook paella for yourself, in the home of a local teacher? […]

Bitemojo Self-Guided Food Tour in Barcelona

The 2nd bit of the self guided food tour in Barcelona - Cheese and fuet in the Boqueria Market

As you probably know by now, I love taking food tours.  All over the world, I explore a destination through its food, on a food tour in Mexico City, a farmers’ market tour & cooking class in Bogota, and a chocolate-making workshop in Belize, among others!  The downside with guided tours is they can be […]

A Gin Making Class in Barcelona with Corpen

gin making class barcelona

Gin is hot in Barcelona.  Restaurants and bars all over the city are serving up beautiful gin and tonics, in bucket-like goblets to be devoured by willing punters.  And now you can even make your own gin in Barcelona.  My friend Brian and his business partner Pablo have developed their own gin distilling business, Corpen […]