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How to Eat (and Drink) Your Way Around the Basque Country

Boasting an abundance of everything from rustic country fare and delectable “pintxos” to multi-Michelin-starred marvels, northern Spain’s Basque Country is the stuff of foodie dreams. Here’s how to eat and sip your way through the very best of the...
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How to Eat Your Way around Vigo, Spain

Life revolves almost entirely around the sea in the Spanish port city of Vigo and the locals are blessed with what many say is the best seafood on earth. The exceptionally high quality of the fish and shellfish is a result of coastal upwelling...
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Vigo Uncovered: 7 Things You Never Knew About Spain’s Cies Islands

With their tropical island vibes, crystal-clear waters and powder-soft ivory sands, it’s no surprise that the Romans called the Cíes Islands 'The Islands of the Gods’. What’s more surprising is that these paradise hideaways are located off the coast...
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Neighbourhood Watch: Barcelona’s Coolest Barrios

From the 2,000 year old walls of the Ciutat Vella (old town) to the salty backstreets of the fisherman’s quarter, the following are 7 of the coolest barrios to explore the next time you visit Barcelona...   Born and Gótico   The...
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City Highs: Six of Barcelona’s Best Rooftop Bars

After a day of sightseeing and sun worshipping, there's nothing like kicking back with a cocktail at one of Barcelona’s rooftop terraces. Surrounded by the terracotta skyline and Antoni Gaudi’s iconic masterpieces, these are the hottest places to get...
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Exploring Valencia on Two Wheels

It was early morning when I hopped on my rental bike and rolled slowly through the Plaza del Ayuntamiento. I was half trying to follow the route I’d drawn on my map and half entranced by the beauty of what lay before me. [caption...
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The Foodie’s Guide to Valencia

  Located on Spain’s sun-kissed Orange Blossom Coast, where the Turia River meets the Mediterranean Sea, Valencia not only boasts a sunny climate, soft-sand beaches and a culture-packed old town, but also a foodie scene that's on the...
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Sunshine and Surrealism: The Dalí Museum, Figueres

Standing in the lobby of the hotel with my guide Ana, we spent the first few minutes of the tour looking at photos on the wall of Dalí enjoying meals with his friends and wife, Gala. “She was the love of his life, she was everything to him. His...
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Exploring Girona’s Best Bits in a Day

  “We have the best restaurant in the world here in Girona. Can Roca. You know it? And the Roca brothers also own that ice-cream shop over there. You like ice-cream?” It was 11am and the leafy street was drenched in sunlight. The sky was...
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