All the best cities to explore on a short trip from Madrid
history, Madrid, Spain

Amazing and easy day trips from Madrid

If you are spending more than a few days in Madrid you should take a day trip to one of the amazing nearby locations that are honestly really easy to get to. Many of these towns and cities have been declared UNESCO World Heritage sites! There is a huge amount of history and culture hidden… Continue reading Amazing and easy day trips from Madrid

Madrid cocktail bars
Bars, City guide, Madrid

Madrid’s most lively barrios and where to have a great night out

Madrid is full of bars, everywhere you turn there is somewhere you can grab a drink and hang out with friends, relaxing and chatting. This is a guide to the liveliest areas, known as "barrios" in Madrid Centro. Where you can find the highest concentration of bars, clubs and nightlife in the city centre. A list of some of the most popular venues in each barrio, plus a few of my favourite places to go for a great night out...

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 from a travel blogger
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...