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Finding the Best Vacation Rental with SH Barcelona, Spain

What is the cure for peaceful, relaxed travel? Short term vacation rental. Those four words can literally save your trip. Barcelona, Spain is a city that needs to be explored for more than four days. If possible a week. Did … Continue reading

Barraca Toni Montoliu – Authentic Paella Cooking – Top Tricks from a Master Chef

Our epic trip to Spain lasted over six weeks and in that time I can honestly say that less than a handful of things were so amazing that I would scream from mountaintops to get the word out for families … Continue reading

Why Bioparc Valencia is Different Than Most Zoos

Valencia has fully surprised us with all the amazing family based activities to do in this gorgeous coastal city. So adding another unique surprise to its list is starting to be expected. Bioparc in Valencia is one of the top … Continue reading

Have You Visited the City of Arts and Sciences, Valencia Spain?

The first thing anyone will see when starting the search on Valencia travel is City of Arts and Sciences. Even though it is said that the Cathedral is the iconic symbol of Valencia, by the looks of it, for the … Continue reading

Paella Cooking Class – Fresh from the Market to the Kitchen, Valencia Spain

Visiting Valencia and not having Paella is like going to Italy and not eating Pasta. However, Paella isn’t just a meal to be had while visiting this gorgeous, historic city. Paella is an experience. And the best way to fully understand … Continue reading

Things To Do in Valencia Spain – Emerge Yourself in History

Valencia surprised me more than any other city we have visited in Spain. Before arriving I’ve heard plenty about Barcelona, Madrid, and Malaga. But not so much about Valencia itself. Certainly not like the other cities. And, honestly, I think … Continue reading

Valencia Flats – Great Option for Vacation Rentals in Valencia, Spain

When staying in Spain we decided to stay in private apartments or aparthotels (where available), the convenience of it with kids is crucial for a happy trip. I always looked for the aparthotel option, but was only able to find a … Continue reading

Must-Do A Visit to Nerja Caves, Spain

Do you know what happens when young boys enjoy watching bats at night? A discovery of one of the most beautiful cave systems in Spain. Nerja Caves, discovered completely accidentally by five buddies from the area, is one of the … Continue reading

Top Beach Hotel- La Caleta Bay in Playa La Herradura, Spain

Do you remember when hotels showered their guests with all sorts of welcoming goodies, such as tons of different toiletries ranging from shampoos to toothbrushes to huge breakfasts? I have forgotten those good ‘ole days. Today you are lucky to get a … Continue reading

Day Trips From Malaga – Renting Bikes Gives You Freedom

Fact – Our absolute most favorite activity to do in any town, city or country is to rent bikes and explore. So it is a complete natural step for us to find a great company who has all that we … Continue reading

What To Do in Malaga, Spain – A Day of Exploring With My Son

Confession time, before our trip to Spain I barely gave Malaga a second thought. I knew it was in the south of Spain, in Costa del Sol, but that was the extent of it. It wasn’t calling out to me … Continue reading

La Rosaleda Malaga Football Club Stadium Tour

For our family trip to Spain everyone had certain criteria of what they HAD to experience. Even if the rest of the family wasn’t 100% keen on the activity we joined in, because we knew it would be reciprocated for others. In … Continue reading

Bike City Tour of Malaga, Costa Del Sol

After years of traveling, I’ve reached a conclusion. Whenever you are in a new city get your bearings by taking a tour. This can be done in a variety of ways: walking tour, bus tour, or bike tour. We LOVE … Continue reading

The Restaurante Vino Mio Experience

Went looking for some Flamenco instead found so much more. When searching for unique and fun restaurants during our trip to Malaga, Spain, I instantly gravitated to restaurants with Flamenco.  Spain is the birthplace of this passionate art and Malaga … Continue reading

Malaga Apartments in Spain – Vacation Rental With Solaga

When traveling, finding where to stay in a new city is always a most perplexing part of the planning. When you know the place it’s easy to figure out which location is ideal. However, when you have no idea where to even … Continue reading

Granada Alhambra Palace – To Tour or Not To Tour?

Did you know that the Alhambra Palace in Granada is the number one attraction in all of Spain? Over 8,000 people per day visit this amazing city (within the city of Granada). Basically anyone in the area will visit here. However, … Continue reading

Granada Tapas Tour – Bet You Didn’t Know This About Tapas

Do you know what Tapa means in Spanish? The literal meaning is a top, a cover. Tapas originated from centuries ago when travelers via horseback or carriage used to go to bars and order alcoholic drinks. Because of the rampant flies … Continue reading

Flamenco en Madrid – Cardamomo Tablao Flamenco

When I think of Flamenco, the first images that come to mind is small, darkish stage with either the woman and her castanets or a man and a woman embraced in a passionate, strong dance. Amazingly enough, Cardamomo is exactly what … Continue reading

Real Madrid Stadium Tour – Tour Bernabeu

My oldest son dream is to go to a Real Madrid game. Being in Madrid, we thought that could happen. Unfortunately, none of the games took place while we were there. The next best thing, of course, the Real Madrid … Continue reading

Flamenco Show Madrid – The Tablao Flamenco Villa Rosa Experience

Everyone in my family had something they needed to see or do while we were in Spain. My husband had two requests – Paella and climbing. My oldest boy to visit Real Madrid Bernabeu tour and climbing, my youngest same as … Continue reading

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