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…… View Post

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…… View Post

Christmas is around the corner!! Just in case you were wondering what it’s like over here or you’re heading to Spain yourself, here’s my Christmas guide…… View Post

There was some bad press this summer, particularly in Spain, where locals got very vocal about the impact that over-tourism is having on their home towns…… View Post

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…… View Post

I recently received a Liebster award! This is a virtual blogger recognition award given to bloggers by other bloggers. It’s an awesome way to show support to new bloggers and share positive encouragement around the blogging world…… View Post

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…… View Post

Traveling changed my life. It sounds dramatic but it’s true. I wouldn’t be where I am now if I didn’t have the guts to pack that bag and travel…… View Post

I’m partial to a nice cold beverage sitting in the Spanish sunshine, I mean who isn’t? In Madrid the work life balance leans heavily, on life, enjoying your free time and relaxing with family and friends…… View Post

Speaking another language is a great skill to have but it does take time, patience and money. Here are 10 simple resources I found helpful for learning Spanish… and they are all free!… View Post