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What is the Perfect Holiday? A Snowball?

Skiing at La Molina Pyrenees

What is the Perfect Holiday? Last year we went skiing for the first time as a family. The children really took to it. It was hard to believe they had never been on a piste before as they hurtled down red runs at La Molina, Masella and Vallter 2000. But despite the vastness of the […]

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Taking a Family Wine Tour Catalonian Style

Fermentation Tank at Eudald Massana Noya Winery, Costa Barcelona

Family Wine tours in Catalonia Do you love wine? Of course you do. Have you ever considered taking the family on a wine tour? Of course you haven’t. Well then let me introduce you to the wineries of Catalonia where you and the kids can hike, bike, paint, nordic walk and learn about wine production […]

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Segway Tour Catalonia Style

Segway Tour Catalonia Ever ridden a Segway? They’re not as easy as they look you know. But once you’ve mastered one you can easily strike out across miles of countryside, forest track, and yes, river. Without putting in much effort. I took to the hills of Sant Llorenc del Munt i l’Obac Natural Park in […]

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Barcelona Travel Tips – from those “In the Know”

Barcelona Travel Tips – from those¬†“In the Know” Barcelona is a classic weekend getaway. But it’s also a huge and busy city, so where do you base yourself for maximum enjoyment? In this post, brought to you in a collaboration with¬†Apartment Barcelona, we offer some guidance as to what’s in the different districts you could […]

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7 Nature Inspired Day Trips from Barcelona

Cycling on the Delta Llobjegat, Costa Barcelona

7 Nature Inspired Day Trips from Barcelona Looking for a city break with a gateway into the countryside? Then bag yourself some cheap flights to Barcelona. While the city itself is one of the busiest in Europe, it’s just a short hop to the Costa Barcelona, a green province with a wide network of nature […]

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Family Nordic Skiing at Guils Fontanera, Catalonia

Looking out over Cerdanya from Guils Fontanera

Family Nordic Skiing at Guils Fontanera, Catalonia Fancy a skiing holiday without the cost of a lift pass or the queues to get on the mountain? Have you thought about trying Nordic skiing? It’s a peaceful, bonding, more natural experience than its downhill sister. But be warned; it is more challenging than it first appears, […]

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Vall de Nuria – A Playground for Families

Sledging at Vall de Nuria

Vall de Nuria – A Playground for Families In the heart of the Spanish Pyrenees, tucked into a valley inaccessible by car, is a year round mountain playground. You’ll know you are close to Vall de Nuria when you hear the squeals of laughter. And the toot toot of the colourful little train, the only […]

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What do you do when stuck in a lift with the kids?

Boys make a human tower

What do you do when stuck in a lift with the kids? Have you ever been stuck in a lift. With your kids? You know like all of them? Is it your idea of heaven or hell? I’d never considered the idea. Until it happened to me. And then, with time on my hands and […]

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Eating like a local: Barcelona food guide

Boqueria Market Barcelona Fish for Sale

Eating like a local in Barcelona Food is integral to Barcelona. And it is likely to be integral to your tourist experience of the city. But unlike some European cities, you don’t have to part with the contents of your wallet in honeypot restaurants. If you eat where the locals eat, and when they eat, […]

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Has my car been towed? Get it back in Barcelona

Car Towed Away Sticker Barcelona

Has my car been towed? Get it back in Barcelona It’s tough being a foreigner sometimes. You don’t know the rules. You can’t speak the language. That two lane road you parked on last night has suddenly become four lanes, and your car has disappeared. If, like us, your car gets towed away and impounded […]

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