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Crawling Through Palamós, Spain, For Tapas

Spanish Tapas 1 Copyright Bethany Salvon 2012

I didn’t get the allure of tapas before setting foot in Spain. Even then, it took a trip to the country’s Costa Brava region for me to fully understand Spain’s tapas culture. I’d been scorned by costly Americanized tapas menus–not really understanding its draw, just like I don’t get the fascination with Pandora Jewelry. Come to think of it, Pandora tapas charms could be huge this holiday season. And why stop there? Burger King, McDonald’s…

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My First European Spa Experience

spa thong

[google1][pinit count=”vertical” url=”http://www.beersandbeans.com” float=”right”]   Lying face down with my eyes closed status updates were running thru my head: From the provocative: ‘Her hands. My breasts. ‘ To the more succinct: ‘I am wearing a white paper thong…and nothing else.’ When I arrived for my 6pm massage I was definitely not expecting this. Never before had I worn so little at a spa appointment. However, I have never been to a European spa before. I…

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On The Beach’s Balearics Blitz Competition Winner!

Ibiza Map provided by On The Beach

[google1][pinit count=”vertical” url=”http://www.beersandbeans.com” float=”right”] Last month we teamed up with On The Beach to host a fantastic contest called Balearics Blitz: 24 hours on The Balearics. We asked contestants to write a blog post detailing what they would do with 24 hours on a Spanish Island in the Balearics. With islands such as Majorca, Mallorca and Ibiza to pick from, the entries ran the gamut and were full of inspiration, adventure, foodie delights, clubbing and…

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7 Surprising Facts About Spain

Barcelona Beach at sunset.

Although Spain is a popular holiday destination, there’s more to this European country than meets the eye – and believe it or not, it goes beyond the siestas, sangria and flamenco stereotypes. We’ve rounded up some of the strangest facts about the ‘land of the setting sun’, that you might not have otherwise known. 1. Although today most Spaniards are Catholic, up until 1492, the majority of the country was Muslim. Despite the abundance of…

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Barcelona: Las Ramblas Apartments | Hangin’ With @Hostelbookers

la rambla barcelona

Editors Note: This is the sixth review in an ongoing series that will highlight each property–hostel and hotel–we stayed at during The Hazy Shade of Autumn Tour as part of our partnership with the good folks at HostelBookers.com. The infamous La Rambla – steps from the apartment. It’s funny the things that make you realize you are getting older. I look in the mirror and I am still the same 23-year-old kid. But I know…

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Seville Hostel

Editors Note: This is the fifth review in an ongoing series that will highlight each property–hostel and hotel–we stayed at during The Hazy Shade of Autumn Tour as part of our partnership with the good folks at HostelBookers.com. Story by Randy | Photography by Beth We loved Morocco, but after nearly two weeks we were excited for Spain, especially Seville, our first stop. The exterior and entrance of the hostel: Due to transportation schedules we…

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Barcelona: For the love of vintage

Cocktail_Dana Moos

[google1] Today’s guest post is provided by one of our Spanish readers. Vintage is big business. Many fashionistas and trendsetters the world over have a distinct passion for vintage clothes and the trend has spread across interiors, beauty, cookery and even into television and film with hits like Mad Men. Vintage is big business in the UK and US, however these aren’t the only nations to have adopted the vintage trend. Berlin,Germany has a thriving…

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