Spain is one of those countries that’s totally different depending on which region you visit. I mean, it’s pretty vast (by European standards, at least), with places like the Basque Country, Catalonia and the Mediterranean Coast being some of the most stunning spots to explore. That being said, with so many, it’s quite easy to … Continue Reading

Ibiza is one of those Spanish Islands that always seems to be on our radar, especially with all its gorgeous natural beauty, stunning little villages and history. Yes, the island is known for its incredible nightlife, but there’s so much more to Ibiza than ‘rocking tunes’ (gosh, sounding like my dad more and more every … Continue Reading

Spain is one of those countries that’s constantly surprising. I mean, it’s a country that’s so different depending on what region you explore. And with so many beautiful places to visit in Spain, it’s an iconic country to you must hop over and experience. From those green and lush fishing villages in the north, to … Continue Reading

There are lots of free things to do in Barcelona and whether it’s your first time in the city, your fiftieth or you live where – there’s always something new and exciting to experience. Which, always seems even better when you’ve wrangled it for free. Although lots of places like Sagrada Familia usually charge an … Continue Reading

From Yaya: Let me start by first introducing the newest member of the Hand Luggage Only team – Henry! I know you’re here for the amazing La Mercè festival so I’ll keep things brief. 🙂 Henry is a new addition to the Hand Luggage Only team (as I mentioned before) and will be popping in … Continue Reading

Barcelona is possibly one of Europe’s most iconic cities. From the stunning works of Gaudi to the sunset views from Sagrat Cor, there’s a slice of Barcelona that’s perfect for everyone. Now, if it’s your first time to visit Barcelona you’ll probably be in the midsts of a planning haze on all the things you need … Continue Reading

The next day (and our final day in Spain after this day and this one), we popped out in search of even more of Bilbao, stopping at the local market (which was a huge part of Bilbao, got closed down and recently renovated into part-fresh food market and part restaurant/tapas bar area. We carried on … Continue Reading

The next morning, we woke up to a day filled with fun wine-related plans – starting with a firm favourite of mine – a trip to a vineyard. There’s just something about vineyards I just love… not quite sure what that ‘something’ is but the chance to ‘taste’ the wine also adds considerably to my … Continue Reading

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been blabbing on and on, on Instagram, Facebook about how excited we are to be partnering with Campo Viejo (the folks behind arguably the most popular Rioja in Spain) as champions of “Summer Of Colour” (ergo the hashtag #SummerOfColour). We’d been on a few experiences in London to do … Continue Reading

After conquering, “Europe’s tallest and fastest“,  I went on just one ride before getting distracted by the wine bar aptly located right next to the ride. This was not something I expected to see here at all. Seeing as we’d already had a couple of beers so far, we grabbed a couple of glasses of … Continue Reading

Up until a few weeks ago, I had never heard of PortAventura. Lloyd, on the other hand had (apparently a friend had visited recently and told him all about it) so when we decided to go to PortAventura for a party, I had no idea what to expect. 😀 . Now, the reason why you … Continue Reading

There are so many amazing things to do in Spain. To the point, that Last year we went to Spain at least once every month. The same thing carried on this year and even when I think about it, I think for the latter half of two years ago, we did exactly the same thing. … Continue Reading

The Canary Islands have always been a firm favourite to visit. Perched off the coast of north-west Africa, these Spanish islands are just too beautiful to miss. Full disclosure, I really have to be honest, It never felt like ‘my cup of tea’ and for so many years I kind of resigned the Canary Islands to the back of my … Continue Reading

When we went rowing around Menorca, I remember one of the guys saying something about a hidden club in the caves and the idea of that just seemed so ridiculous (and so “Alibaba and the 40 thieves”-esque) that I thought it was just some kind of urban legend/fable and dismissed it entirely. Turns out it wasn’t… … Continue Reading