Non Stop Madrid, The European City That Never Sleeps

  While Barcelona is a beautiful city with great nightlife, the city pretty much shuts down on Sunday night. Contrast this with Madrid, which is as lively on Sunday night as it is every other night of the week. This past January we visited Spain’s capital and found that despite Spain’s economic turmoil, residents of…

What to Expect from a Travel Trade Fair, With Helpful Tips

  In January we attended the largest travel trade fair in Spain, FITUR in Madrid. It was an interesting event, but naturally better suited for Spanish speakers or those working specifically in the travel industry in Spain. The event was a great excuse to go to Madrid though, especially since our plane tickets on Ryanair were…

Renting Tips for Europe

Finding an apartment in your own city can be a nightmare, let alone a foreign country! But if you’ve decided to take the plunge and move abroad here are some renting tips for Europe, particularly particularly if you’re planning a move to the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Germany, the UK or Ireland. We’ll have a post to…

Hotel Simon, a Great Central Stay in Seville, Spain

Where to stay in a city can be difficult to decide. Cost, location and cleanliness (no bed bugs please!!) are important considerations. We were recently looking for a hotel recommendation in Seville, Spain, and the splendid Hotel Simon was recommended to us by a colleague. We probably would not have picked this for ourselves off a…