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...

Valencia travel tips, guides, advice, information
City guide, Guide, Spain, Valencia

My train trip to Valencia and all the city highlights

The wonderful city of Valencia is just 2 hours from Madrid by fast train. I've been meaning to visit Valencia for a long-time now and we finally made it. This post will tell you all about my trip and give you info and tips on all of Valencia's highlights...

Big city park in Madrid. Walk, cycle, hike, explore
City Break, Madrid, Spain

Bike ride in Casa de Campo Park Madrid

Madrid has many beautiful parks and by far the best is the amazing Casa de Campo. It’s a huge park that is actually the largest green space in Spain. It covers an area of 1,722 hectares that’s 6 ½ times bigger then Hyde Park in London and 5 times bigger then Central Park in New York!!...

Rooftop bars, drinks, cocktails and city views
Bars, City Break, Guide, Madrid, Spain

Madrid’s hidden rooftop bars

I love a good terrace bar or "terazza" as it's called in Spain. Somewhere nice to sit outside in the sunshine while you enjoy a drink or two. Going up to a hidden rooftop terrace, is even better. Away from the noisy streets and hustle & bustle, it's like finding a secret little oasis in a big city like Madrid...