Browsed by
Category: Backpacking in Spain

Mojácar Pueblo: Why You Have to Explore Old Town Mojácar

Mojácar Pueblo: Why You Have to Explore Old Town Mojácar

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 the pool in your hotel.  However, no matter what you decide to do in Mojácar, you absolutely cannot miss the chance to explore the beautiful…

Read More Read More

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

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 thrilled when I looked up Mojácar.  Mojácar has a great mix of beach, sunshine, and more activities than you can shake a stick at, so…

Read More Read More

A Paella Cooking Class in Barcelona Spain

A Paella Cooking Class in Barcelona Spain

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?  A paella cooking class in Barcelona Spain is the perfect way to sample authentic Spanish food – and take the recipe home to make it…

Read More Read More

Bitemojo Self-Guided Food Tour in Barcelona

Bitemojo Self-Guided Food Tour in Barcelona

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 expensive for budget travellers, so when I heard about the self-guided food tours from Bitemojo I wanted to give it a try.  As soon…

Read More Read More

A Gin Making Class in Barcelona with Corpen

A Gin Making Class in Barcelona with Corpen

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 Distillers, and offer the chance for you to learn all about this delicious spirit, try several of their recipes in the gin tasting, and to…

Read More Read More

Cool Things to Do in Fuerteventura

Cool Things to Do in Fuerteventura

Most 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 Fuerteventura than your sunbed, check out these cool things to do in Fuerteventura to see more of the island, enjoy the food at the best local restaurants, and see a different side of Fuerteventura. Things to Do in Fuerteventura Getting Around the Island By Bus There are bus services running between Puerto…

Read More Read More

Learning to Surf in Fuerteventura with Planet Surf Camp

Learning to Surf in Fuerteventura with Planet Surf Camp

I am not very sporty, I admit.  I hate the gym, I don’t play well with others, and I only run if something is chasing me.  But I do like to try new things like scuba diving.  So, when Planet Surf Camps invited me to try out surfing lessons for a week at their surf camp in Fuerteventura, I couldn’t refuse, despite my lack of fitness!  Joining a surf school in Spain hadn’t been at the top of my travel…

Read More Read More

How do Digital Nomads Make Friends in Barcelona?  With NORN!

How do Digital Nomads Make Friends in Barcelona?  With NORN!

One of the hardest things I find about moving around all the time is how difficult it is to meet new people and make friends.  We spend about one-third of our time at work, so when we move somewhere new, the first people we usually meet are work colleagues.  Naturally, we get to know our them pretty well, and perhaps go out for a drink or a meal with them.  But what if you don’t have colleagues?  Working as a…

Read More Read More

The Best Hostel in Barcelona – Fabrizzio’s Petit Review

The Best Hostel in Barcelona – Fabrizzio’s Petit Review

I love Barcelona.  The city was my adopted home for three years before I disappeared to travel the world.  Now, it is always a pleasure to come back, visit old friends, eat all the amazing food, and discover new hidden gems that I didn’t know existed.  In between staying with friends in Sitges and Barcelona, I had four nights ‘spare’ when I wanted to stay in a hostel in Barcelona.  I searched online, found Fabrizzio’s Petit hostel and was thrilled…

Read More Read More

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

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

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 free things to do in Barcelona, whatever time of year you visit Barcelona. Free Things to Do in Barcelona: Admire Gaudí’s Architecture You can’t move…

Read More Read More