Spain

Britain’s contempt for other countries makes no sense

How does Britain think it will land a positive deal with its negative attitude towards Europeans?<p>In Spain last week, the disruption caused by the extreme weather – we’re not used to snow – has been the main topic of conversation. This might have influenced the icy way in which Spaniards have …

Mariano Rajoy

Powerful Images of Women's Marches Around the World

An inspiring reminder that the U.S. isn't alone in this fight.<p>In support of today's Women's March on Washington, women and men across the globe are participating in their own city's marches. From Australia and New Zealand to all across Europe, Africa, and Asia, here's a look at the protests. They …

Europe

What It's Like to Study Abroad in Your Sixties - VICE

<i>Laura (on the right) and her theatre group during her semester abroad in Madrid. Photo courtesy of Laura Peracca.</i><p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Italy</i><p>Erasmus exchange programs are generally a great way to study abroad for a semester, make friends from all over Europe, have a thorough STI …

Education

Donkey Trekking Coffee Smuggler's trails

1 week – 5 trails, follow the Smuggler’s routes criss crossing the border between the Spanish Extremadura and the Portuguese Alto Alentejo, used for …

Travel

This tiny island in the Atlantic has incredible contemporary architecture

The Canary Islands aren’t just for sunbathing<p>The Canary Islands—a Spanish archipelago located off the northwestern coast of the African continent—are best known for seafront resorts, all-night parties, and sandy beaches. But this tropical paradise, specifically the island of Tenerife, also boasts a …

Architecture

Spanish people are trying to build 'fake graveyards' to stop urban sprawl

Firefighters in Spain are trying to build entirely empty cemeteries in woodland in order to stop the growing threat of urban sprawl.<p>The Spanish …

Environment

The 10 best beaches in Portugal | Travel Feature

For many travellers, Portugal is synonymous with images of golden sun-baked beaches. And with a generous 1700 kilometres of coastline, there’s enough …

Beaches

Spanish tourist towns post 1st snowfalls in decades

MADRID – Officials have placed more than half of Spain's 50 provinces under alert for heavy snow and sleet storms, with southern tourist towns reporting their first snowfalls in decades.<p>Authorities in the southeastern resort town of Torrevieja say that emergency services are on alert for flooding. …

Climate

Wintertime in Portugal

A little over a year ago, we had just returned from our five-month round-the-world trip. Those 160 days had hit the perfect balance between fully …

Take a Look Around Lamano, a Spanish Tapas Bar From Jorge Guzman - Eater NY

Restaurateur, mixologist, and Dominican Republic-native Jorge Guzman and his hospitality group — the team behind Mexican restaurants Ofrenda, Temerario, and Black Ant— have opened <b>Lamano</b>,the group’s first restaurant to showcase Spanish cuisine.<p>Unlike Black Ant, with dishes that include ant powder …

Food & Dining

Spain arrests Russian wanted by US for alleged hacking

MADRID (AP) — Spanish officials say a Russian computer programmer wanted by the United States on hacking allegations has been jailed while a decision is made on whether to extradite him.<p>The National Court said Thursday that Stanislav Lisov, 31, was jailed Jan. 13 after Civil Guard police arrested …

Culture, Cuisine And Camaraderie: The European Cities That Really Pack A Punch - Grown-up Travel Guide.com

Posted on January 20, 2017 by Andy Higgs in Home.<p>If you’re a little bored by the traditional beach holiday, why not go for a European city break? …

Travel

Pack light, and be open to the road: Lessons from a medieval pilgrimage route

<b>Austin Cooke, who has walked the Camino de Santiago nine times, is a self-described “Caminoholic.”</b> Photo: ContributedAustin Cooke, a parishioner at …

Religion

Quinta do Crasto Douro Vinho Tinto Reserva Old Vines 2013

Douro Superior, Douro Valley, Northern Portugal, PortugalOld Vines is a mix of old vines – to 70 years old – and just for fun there are 25 to 30 …

Wine & Spirits

Costa del Snow – Spain’s southeast coast is under a blanket of white

The southeast coast of Spain is known for nearly year-round sunshine. But freezing temperatures have seen the coastal areas of Valencia, Alicante, Murcia and the Balearic Islands covered in a rare carpet of snow.<p>A cold front from Siberia has seen temperatures plummet and beaches transformed from …

Weather

The Azores – Europe’s most exotic islands

The little-known Azores are very possibly Portugal's best-kept secret. Beautiful, dramatic, with design-conscious places to stay and eat, thermal …

Hotels

Cramped historic palace in Spain renovated as a light-filled community center

The new Cultural Center Casal Balaguer in Spain’s Palma de Mallorca is a wonderful example of how historic buildings can be adapted into today’s …

Architecture

Why Portugal is the destination to beat the Brexit blues

The clock may read the same, but each hour seems more intense and rewarding than at home: that is how I felt on a quick trip to northern Portugal …

Travel

Decades-old Madrid cafe keeps flamenco spirit alive

MADRID (Reuters) - In one of Madrid's oldest flamenco venues, a heart-wrenching voice commands attention as arms rise, fingers curl and feet strike wooden floors to the sound of gypsy chords.<p>Renowned for showcasing artists at the forefront of Spain's flamenco scene for six decades, the family-run …

Lisbon Travel Guide: Best Restaurants, Hotels, Museum, Wine, Bars - Bloomberg

If everyone you know is thinking about going to Lisbon, there’s plenty of reason for that. Its meteoric rise as a culture capital is just one part of …

Travel

"My relationship with the audience means everything to me. I think that this relationship fuels the artist’s soul", renowned flamenco dancer Mercedes Ruiz

Flamenco is fast becoming one of the most popular dance forms, with the fire, intensity, emotion and drama. London is lucky to have one of the most …

Rua da Boavista House / Pedro Ferreira Architeture Studio

The Rua da Boavista House project had as objective the conversion of the nineteenth century buildings into 10 apartments, keeping the entire …

Architecture

A Look Inside King’s Playful Barcelona Office

King, the creator of Candy Crush and one of the worlds leading game development companies, hired interior design firm Tétris to design their offices …

Design

Look Again: The day’s most compelling images from around the globe

Fascinating world views from a priest blessing chihuahuas to children raising environmental awareness in India<p><b>Bangalore, India</b> Manjunath Kiran/Getty <i><br>Children wear tiger face paint for the ‘Kids for Tigers’ project that raises environmental awareness and tiger conservation</i><p>If the whole “environmental …

Spain’s best coffee? Get your shot at La Palma's award-winning hotspot

On the Canary Island of La Palma, the owner of the small, sustainably run El Cafe de Don Manuel makes espressos and barraquitos that buzz with life<p>La Palma is the unlikely home of one of Spain’s best baristas. Though hiking and stargazing in this most northwesterly Canary Island have been heralded, …

Travel

Birdwatching in the Algarve: an overview

Birdwatching has become more and more popular in the Algarve. This province in the south of Portugal is increasingly attractive to birders, because …

Nature

Eight red wines under eight euros

This is SWL’s selection of red wines to start the year in style and without breaking the bank. All of them can be bought in Spain for less than eight …

Wine & Spirits

2017’s best trips for culture seekers

Seek a deeper experience by understanding the locals – via their history and stomachs, on these extraordinary trips, including holidays in Vietnam, …

Travel

Rent a daring modern cave house in Spain

The house was built right into the limestone outcropping on its site<p>The primitive appeal of cave and stone dwellings is undeniable—and they’re very on trend right now.<p>Last month, we wrote about an off-grid cliff house up for auction in southeastern Utah, and now comes word—and photos—of this …

Houses

Europe's first underwater museum opens off Spain's Lanzarote island

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's been two years in the making, but Europe's first underwater museum is finally complete.<p>Deep in waters off the Spanish island of Lanzarote, accessible only to snorkelers, divers and sea life, the Museo Atlantico (Atlantic Museum), features more than 300 sculptures by international …

Adventure Travel