Traditional Seafood Paella in Spain

One of the highlights of my recent trip to Catalonia was staying in a restored villa in Besalu where a private chef joined us to explain the finer details of making seafood paella. I’ve made vegetarian paella … [Read more...]

Girona Day Trip: Banyoles

The Spanish town of Banyoles is most well known for its pretty lake which is popular with rowers, kayakers and swimmers. I can't say any of those activities are of interest to me but I was happy to stroll along … [Read more...]

Girona Day Trip: Greenways

This wasn't a typical day trip for me as it wasn't by car but by bike. Riding around the Spanish countryside following an old railway track is not something I ever imagined doing but to my surprise I loved it! … [Read more...]

Girona Day Trip: Palafrugell

With beautiful views over the beach and a slight breeze keeping us cool on the warm autumn day, it was impossible to resist the leisurely seafood meal created by El Balco de Calella. The restaurant is part of … [Read more...]

Hot Air Ballooning Over Costa Brava

I may as well get straight to the point. The hot air balloon ride I took over Costa Brava is the best thing I’ve done all year. By far. It was so much fun and the incredible views from the mountains to the sea … [Read more...]

Barcelona Day Trip: Besalu

Besalu is small enough to be visited on a day trip from Barcelona (or Girona) or it would be a great place to use as a base for a while to explore the rest of Catalonia. It’s an inland Catalan city not far from … [Read more...]

Barcelona Day Trip: Cadaques

I usually set a limit on day trips to one and a half hours driving time which puts Cadaques just past that seeing it’s around 2 hours from Barcelona. But I’m not sure you’d want to spend more than a day in … [Read more...]