Spain is an incredible country to explore that’s so much more than it’s beautiful beaches or the Balearic Islands. That’s not to say they’re not gorgeous (they are) but Spain is a pretty vast country that has so much more going on. There are literally thousands of places in Spain to visit that you’ll be … Continue Reading

Perched on the northern shores of Spain, Bilbao is an epic city to visit if you’re travelling around the Basque Country (and further through Spain itself). It’s one of those cities that seems to be even more popular each time we’ve visited. Plus, there seem to be so many new and upcoming things to do … Continue Reading

Perched within the Andalusia region, Seville is one of the country’s most gorgeous places to visit. And, of course, being the capital of the region there are so many of the best things to do in Seville that are totally perfect for a city break. Of course, with all the Flamenco dancing, tapas and toros; Seville … Continue Reading

There are lots of reasons to visit Spain, with its beautiful beaches being pretty high on top of those list of reasons. Suffice to say, finding the best beaches in Spain is justifiably one thing quite quickly can find it’s way onto your travel planning for Spain. That’s the thing about Spain, even in cities … Continue Reading

The Basque Country is an autonomous region located in the North of Spain and Southern France and is culturally and historically different from both France and Spain. This is partly why some of the most interesting places to visit in the Basque Country are truly unlike anywhere else in Europe. Even the Basque language predates … Continue Reading

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