Archive for the ‘Spain’ Category

A Stumble About Barcelona

A Stumble About Barcelona
by Caitlin Cromwell Special to The Lost Girls Having never been to Spain and not knowing much about it my boyfriend, Bradley, and I decided a quick trip to Barcelona would be the perfect side trip when we went to visit my parents in London this summer. Bradley thought Barcelona was going to be rather...
September 18th, 2012 | Couples Travel, Cultural Travel, Spain | Read More

Up And Coming Holiday Destinations

Up And Coming Holiday Destinations
by Elizabeth Conraty Special to The Lost Girls As the years pass, the popular holiday destinations change. Some holiday spots become run down and lose their luster, while others become overcrowded and tourists look elsewhere for less crowded holiday experiences. Other locations create new and better...
July 31st, 2012 | Croatia, Portugal, south korea, Spain, Turkey | Read More

Four Reasons to Skip Pamplona and One Reason Not to

Four Reasons to Skip Pamplona and One Reason Not to
By Victoria Drexel Special to Lost Girls  Every July a sea of people and an ocean of sangria flood the streets of what is usually a quiet, mid-sized, Basque mountain town for the annual San Fermin celebration. But it isn’t the sun rising over the Pyrenees or the rich Basque culture or even the chance...
June 14th, 2012 | City Guides, Spain | Read More

Spain…art!

By Will Jones 
 Special to The Lost Girls Spain. A country rich in colorful and diverse history; of incredibly varied regions; and warm, welcoming people. First-time visitors often expect bullfights, sangria, and sombreros, and while these are vital and traditional aspects of Spanish culture, there’s...
January 31st, 2012 | Spain | Read More

Eat & Drink Like a Local: Barcelona—Away from Tourist Trails

By Melissa Kim Special to The Lost Girls With its architectural masterpieces, world-renowned artists, and top-notch culinary reputation, Barcelona is a red-hot tourist destination. But ask just about any traveler: experiencing a culture, and the true heart of a foreign country, involves immersing oneself...
November 7th, 2011 | Food & Wine, Spain | Read More

A Tropical Island Stay: Hostal Atlanta, Palma de Mallorca, Spain

I’ve stayed in hundreds of hostels since I started traveling 12 years ago, but never have I felt more at home than at Hostal Atlanta in Palma, Mallorca, Spain. Beyond clean rooms and a delicious tex-mex style menu (try the quesadillas, trust me), the staff is especially friendly and helpful with all...
October 27th, 2011 | Hostels, In-Room Reviews, Spain | Read More

Gibraltar: A Little Piece of Britain in Spain

Gibraltar: A Little Piece of Britain in Spain
By Melissa Bressler LG Contributor For one of the most beautiful views in all of Spain, it turns out that you need to travel to…well, Britain. Yes, you read that right. Britain, complete with all the fish and chips, clipped accents and “God Save the Queen” you can possibly handle. Though Gibraltar...
September 6th, 2011 | Adventure Travel, Cultural Travel, England, Spain, Wildlife & Animals | Read More

Going Solo in Valencia: The Ultimate Travel Guide

Going Solo in Valencia: The Ultimate Travel Guide
By Maggie Parker Special to the Lost Girls City Overview ValenTHia, as locals would call it, is on the coast and is known for: paella, el Ciudad de las artes y las ciencias, and oranges, but of course those aren’t the only great things about this city. Valencia was the first stop on my first solo...
August 26th, 2011 | Backpacking & Trekking, Cultural Travel, Extras, Spain | Read More

Salsa Dancing Hotspots in Barcelona

Salsa Dancing Hotspots in Barcelona
By Melissa Kim Special to The Lost Girls  Apparently I’d had my hopes up on a lofty little perch when I traded Los Angeles for central Europe. I left my job in sunny L.A. and flew onward to a TEFL program in the Czech Republic in mid-November. I also left the nightlife—the salsa clubs you can...
August 15th, 2011 | City Travel, Cultural Travel, Spain | Read More

The Magic of Sevilla’s La Feria de Abril

By Maggie Parker The first time I heard anything about La Feria de Abril in Sevilla, Spain, was 4 days before I was scheduled to arrive there. I was traveling through Spain, and when I was in Valencia, I overheard someone on my walking tour mention that La Feria would be going on in Sevilla when she...
June 9th, 2011 | Parties, Festivals & Events, Spain | Read More