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Top 5 Day Trips from San Sebastián

Top 5 Day Trips from San Sebastián

Between the inexhaustible amount of dining options (the pintxo bars, Michelin star restaurants, cider houses, our cooking school) the beautiful beaches, and all of the cultural events and celebrations, it’s hard to actually leave San Sebastián. Yet the surroundings vie for attention, luring with their natural splendor the same way a pintxo bar tempts with Continue reading Top 5 Day Trips from San Sebastián

Authentic Spanish Tortilla Recipe & Cooking Tips

Authentic Spanish Tortilla Recipe & Cooking Tips

Oh dear tortilla, how we adore you! The most classic of Spanish dishes, the tortilla de patatas is a dish riddled with tradition and a staple in any kitchen and bar around here. Try a great tortilla, a really well made one with the right kind of custardy texture, and it might be the best Continue reading Authentic Spanish Tortilla Recipe & Cooking Tips

Top 5 Day Trips From Sevilla

Top 5 Day Trips From Sevilla

There’s enough in Sevilla to keep you entertained for days – the culinary scene alone demands endless attention – but the surroundings beckon to be explored as well. Andalucía is a region of diverse landscapes, a wonderland of impressive scenery and rich traditions. From its stately cities to its tiny mountain villages, there are so Continue reading Top 5 Day Trips From Sevilla

When in San Sebastián: The Basque Ciderhouse

When in San Sebastián: The Basque Ciderhouse

A visit to a Basque cider house is one of life’s greatest joys. That smokey txuleta washed down by tart cider; endless cries of txotx! and trips to the barrels; strangers that become friends two glasses in. It makes our hearts happy (and gets our stomachs rumbling) just to think about it all. And it just Continue reading When in San Sebastián: The Basque Ciderhouse

Holidays in San Sebastián

Holidays in San Sebastián

As our calendars changed to December, a veil of festive lights, giant Christmas trees, and other merry accoutrements descended over San Sebastián. The holidays have begun, adding jovial flair to streets and scenting up corners with roasted chestnut aromas. But around these parts, standard Spanish holiday traditions are injected with inimitable Basque flavor. We consulted Continue reading Holidays in San Sebastián

Holiday Season in Mallorca

Holiday Season in Mallorca

Everyone loves summer in Mallorca, but we kind of think winter is the most charming seasons of them all, especially around the holidays. Christmas markets and nativity scenes start cropping up across the island, spreading festive cheer, and twinkling lights illuminate quaint towns and villages nestled in the mountains. Things get cozy and magical. And Continue reading Holiday Season in Mallorca

What To Do In Seville: Autumn Edition

What To Do In Seville: Autumn Edition

Fall just might be the most perfect time to visit Seville. Temperatures have dropped from unbearable summer highs and linger in that optimum window of 65ºF/18°C. Ideal for long walks around the city. Warm enough not to have to pack hefty winter coats, boots, and other such nuisances. Weather perfect for enjoying a cerveza and Continue reading What To Do In Seville: Autumn Edition