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Ultimate Travel Guide to Menorca

Ultimate Travel Guide to Menorca

Menorca is found in the Mediterranean and is one of the Balearic Islands which are located off the east coast of Spain. This sunny, popular island is a favourite for summer vacationers across Europe because Menorca boasts a beautifully rugged coastline and a multitude of white sand beaches. Compared to the other Balearic Islands, Menorca is a quieter place to visit, and you’ll find that the clubs of Ibiza and the rowdy bars of Mallorca haven’t exactly made their way over here yet. Instead, you can enjoy a more authentic side of the Balearic Islands, and on Menorca, you can visit prehistoric standing stones, you can explore the historic streets of the capital, Mahon, and you can venture into the countryside in search of the island’s rural charms. To inspire your Spanish getaway, here’s our ultimate travel guide to Menorca. This ultimate travel guide to Menorca will show you all…
48 Hours in Granada: A 2 Day Itinerary

48 Hours in Granada: A 2 Day Itinerary

You may have not heard of Granada, Spain, but if you are travelling to Spain a stop in Granada is a must. Even though two days is a short time to explore such a wonderful city, we will guide you through the best way to spend your 48 hours in Granada, indulging in local tapas, getting lost in the historic neighbourhoods of Albaicin and Sacromonte, taking in a flamenco show and visiting the star of the city, the Alhambra Palace and Generalife gardens. Granada is an ancient Muslim stronghold, nestled at the foot of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in Andalucía, Southern Spain. It was a Muslim stronghold for 800 years until the reconquest of Spain when it was reclaimed by the Catholics in 1492. The city bears the influence of its Islamic past with its narrow streets, Moorish doorways and tranquil gardens with fountains and water features. More than 2.5…
Guide to Madrid with Kids

Guide to Madrid with Kids

Madrid is a city that is now growing as a tourist destination, an up and coming rival for the popular city of Barcelona and is the perfect city to visit with your entire family. The city is a young and vibrant one with lots of things to do that will children entertained. The Spanish are experts at socializing with children, you will see children up and about at all hours of the day and night. You will find that there are many places which cater for families, offering playgrounds and activities to keep them busy whilst you enjoy a meal and a nice cool beer or glass of wine, giving you a well-deserved break. Here we will give you the ultimate guide to Madrid with kids! Plan your trip to Spain Need data for your trip to Spain? We use Tep Wireless which offers unlimited data for $8 per day.…
Hidden Gems of Spain

Hidden Gems of Spain

Spain is one of the most popular destinations for tourists around the world, where else can you enjoy fabulous weather (even into the winter months), excellent food and wine and a diversity of landscapes that never ceases to surprise its visitors. Come to Spain and discover that there is much more to the country than Barcelona, Madrid and the Costa del Sol and fall in love with Spain all over again! Here we will look at the most untouched and lesser-known places for foreign tourists (and even some locals!) and we will cater for all tastes and needs. One thing to be certain is that to explore Spain in depth, car rental is highly recommended, as most of these places are off the beaten track. The main cities are easily connected to the Capital of Madrid and the tourist capital of Barcelona, but to reach the most unique and special…
Foodie guide to Madrid

Foodie guide to Madrid

Aside from being the capital of Spain, Madrid is the gastronomic capital as well. With more than 8,000 restaurants, it is the central hub where most of the freshest seafood caught on the coasts of Galicia and the South of Spain are flown into the world’s second largest seafood market to be served up in the local restaurants. It is also the place where you can savour international flavours from around the world without leaving the city! Dining out in Madrid is an adventure that never ends and there are endless options for all tastes and preferences. Here is a guide to the best gourmet experiences in Madrid that will keep all foodies and gourmet lovers happy! Plan your trip to Spain Need data for your trip to Spain? We use Tep Wireless which offers unlimited data for $8 per day. Travelling King readers can get 10% off using the…
48 Hours in Bilbao - 2 Day Itinerary

48 Hours in Bilbao – 2 Day Itinerary

Bilbao is a hidden gem in the Basque Country and has long left its industrial past behind to reinvent itself as an up and coming, artistic port city. Bilbao lies on either side of the river Ría de Bilbao and the old shipyard area known as Abandoibarra, is now a modern riverbank lined with iconic buildings with its most staggering feature being the Guggenheim Museum designed by Frank Gehry, a rippling and undulating metallic structure and buildings like the Azkuna Zentroa, redesigned by Philippe Starck. Bilbao was once an industrial mining city until the Ria de Bilbao flooded in 1983 and submerged most of the medieval buildings in the Old Town, also called El Casco Viejo. A few years after the Basque government decided to repossess the former industrial areas and reconstruct a new waterfront. This later became modernised to the riverside area you say today. The city is famed…
The Ultimate Guide to Seville

The Ultimate Guide to Seville

Seville is one of Spain’s most iconic destinations, straddling the Guadalquivir river, this Spanish city is the capital of Andalusia and home to some of UNESCO’s world heritage sites including the Alcazar, or Royal Palace and the impressive cathedral. Seville is a bustling city, full of tourists all year round and has an energy and vibrancy that you can feel pulsating in the rhythm of the city. Expect cheap eats, busy streets, noisy and authentic Spanish tapas bars, as tapas was invented here. Seville is what most people envision when they think of Spain: feisty flamenco, hot and sweaty summer nights, buildings with a hint of Moorish architecture and tapas bars aplenty. To experience the most quintessential essence of Spain we have put together the Ultimate Guide to Seville to show you the best the city has to offer in culture, gastronomy and history! Plan your trip to Spain Need…
The Ultimate Guide to Ibiza

The Ultimate Guide to Ibiza

Ibiza is known as the party capital of Europe, and quite possibly the party capital of the world. While the clubbing scene is what has brought this island to fame, it offers much more than nightlife. There are things to do in Ibiza to satisfy all different types of travelers. It's full of secluded coves, pristine beaches, mouth-watering seafood, and places to relax. The towns of San Antonio and Santa Eulalia are the most popular for visitors, but Ibiza attractions are found on all corners of the island. Put in a little effort to plan out some tours and you will have an unforgettable experience in Ibiza. Plan your trip to Spain Need data for your trip to Spain? We use Tep Wireless which offers unlimited data for $8 per day. Travelling King readers can get 10% off using the discount code TRAVELLINGKING on check out. Want to learn how…
48 Hours in Cádiz: A 2 Day Itinerary

48 Hours in Cádiz: A 2 Day Itinerary

Cádiz is one of the lesser-known destinations for foreign tourists, but Spanish tourists have been flocking here for years. A city with a long history, founded more than 3,000 years ago, it is one of the oldest cities in Europe and has hosted a diverse and astonishing variety of civilizations including the Phoenicians, Greeks, Visigoths, Romans, Moors and Spanish. The name Cádiz derives from its Phoenician name “Gadir” meaning “Walled Stronghold”, the city is said to have been founded by Hercules after his tenth neighbor and named it “Gadeira”, according to Greek legend. The Moors called the city “Qadis” which they ruled for 500 years, the melting pot of different cultures has made Cádiz a distinctive and important city. When Christopher Columbus set sail to the new world he departed from El Puerto de Santa Maria, Cádiz; his voyage and arrival in the New World brought riches and wealth to…
Foodie Guide to Northern Spain

Foodie Guide to Northern Spain

Northern Spain is the undiscovered jewel of the Iberian Peninsula. Most tourists flock to the capital of Madrid or Barcelona or to enjoy the expansive beaches of the Spanish coastline, overlooking a part of Spain that is definitely worth a visit. With rolling hills and lush, green countryside, you would be forgiven for thinking that you are somewhere in Northern Europe, in England or Switzerland. In fact, the TV series Heidi was filmed in a small picturesque village called Liébana in Asutrias! Northern Spain is agricultural land, especially for cattle farming which produces quality meat and dairy products, renowned throughout Spain and also rugged, dramatic coastlines where fisherman bring in the day’s catch, freshly caught seafood prized by gourmands and locals alike. To top it all off there is an large selection of wines and cider from the local breweries and vineyards. Northern Spain is a must-see destination for foodies…