The top fashion shops in Madrid
City Break, Madrid, Spain

Where to go shopping in Madrid

Madrid is a great city to enjoy a little retail therapy and there is an amazing selection of fashion retail shops. Whether you want to treat yourself to a new outfit or grab a little something to take home for a loved one, you wont be disappointed. Take a look at this guide to shopping in Madrid. Including a list of all the best areas and the most popular stores...

Packing tips for traveling light
Advice, Tips, Travel

Tips for packing only hand luggage

There is a bit of an art to packing a carry-on bag with everything you need and it does take a little bit of planning. You can't just chuck it all in at the last minute and away you go. I will share with you my top tips for packing only hand luggage...

The best book shops in madrid
Living, Madrid, Spain, Tips

Where to find a second-hand English bookshop in Madrid

I love reading and I much prefer reading a second-hand book. Sure, I can order a book to be delivered from Amazon or go to the big high street Spanish stores like Casa del Libro, Relay or Corte Ingles to buy a new book. But it's not quite the same...

Beaches, City Break, Spain, Travel

5 best winter sun destinations in Spain

As the winter draws in and the weather turns miserable it's hard to not dream of blue skies and sunnier climates. Here is a little inspiration to get you thinking about where you could go to get a dose of winter sun and my favourite 5 destinations in Spain to visit during winter...