Wonderfully weird Madrid

by Christine Orford Home to world-class museums, elegant boulevards, huge sports teams and manicured parks, Madrid has dozens of famous tourist attractions all over the city. But scratch the surface and you’ll discover that the Spanish...

Madrid’s must-see museums

by Ellen Curham If you find yourself in the Spanish capital of Madrid and are told to check out the Golden Triangle, don’t expect to come across a pyramid. This tourist attraction actually refers to the city’s top...

Five great cities for history buffs

Guest blogger Anita Dykstra is a travel writer from New Zealand. You can read her great blog on her website. If you’re an absolute lover of history then you’ll adore these five cities around the world. History is what...

How To See Spain On A Budget

Spain is a great country for backpackers. The locals are friendly, there’s loads to see for free, the food and drink is delicious and the summer weather is spectacular. They siesta in the afternoon, eat late into the evening and party all night....

Save Money on Your Eurotrip With These Simple Tricks

By Adam Ewart If you’re planning a trip to Europe, you’ll no doubt be dreaming about beautiful landscapes, breath-taking architecture and an extravagant display of culture that you hope to experience during your stay. While many sightseeing opportunities are free...

The Outdoor Galleries of Barcelona

Barcelona’s seemingly open-air gallery makes it very easy to love. And why not? Compared to other cities where you still have to pay for admission fees to get a peek of their best-kept ‘treasures’, Barcelona, Spain, makes it very accessible for...

Tales from Las Fallas Festival, Valencia

Guest blogger Ryan Bennett from HostelBookers’ contracting team has just got back from the loud, proud and crazy Las Fallas Festival in Valencia. He reports from the front line about what there is to see… I’ve heard about this epic fire festival for...

Medieval Cities in Spain

If you had a good read of our recent post on medieval cities in Portugal, some of you might like to hop across the border and visit neighbouring Spain to discover some equally beautiful walled towns. Again,...