The Spain Scoop

Ready to move to Barcelona? Walk past beauties such as Casa Batllo every day!

Rent Like a Pro: How to Find the Right Pad in Barcelona

We often get emails about where and how to rent a place to live in Spain. Here are some expert tips from a Barcelona local on how to hunt for your new pad. Whether you’re a student who is coming for a couple of months or an expat who wants to stay forever, we have got you covered.

Guernica's sunny town center--Photo credit Tony Hisgett

Guernica: A Short Day Trip from Bilbao

Guernica is worth one of your afternoons in the Basque Country. Picasso’s famous painting was based on the horrific events that took place here during WWII, but the village is also a place to better understand Basque tradition and myth.

Barcelona's boardwalk - a great spot for bicycling

The Best Way to See Barcelona

Follow our advice and see more of what vibrant Barcelona has to offer. Here are tips on how to rent a bike for the day, cook and shop with a local foodie, follow a historian through the Gothic area, and hop on an easy tour bus. Plan your trip with these expert picks.

The aftermath of Cabalgat de Los Reyes Magos.

A Local Twist On Christmas – Tarifa

The Spanish love a good party in any shape or form. The Cabalgata de los Reyes Magos is celebrated on the 5th and 6th of January when the Wise Men arrive with gifts for Spanish children.

Plaza Moyua in Bilbao.

5 Top Hoods Of Bilbao

What hood is right for you? Find the pulse of the city with these tips on where to stay in Bilbao.

Kite surfing is popular on Tenerife Island.

Spain’s Canary Islands: Which One Is The Best?

You want to escape winter’s chill on the Canary Islands – good plan. But which one will offer the vacation you’re looking for? Local writer Linda Wainwright gives the scoop on the best of the Canaries.