How to Plan a Luxury Holiday in Ibiza

Ibiza beach

Ibiza, one of Europe’s coolest holiday destinations, has been on my radar for a while now. Something about those white sand coves, the picturesque villages, and all that sheer luxury, has been starting to really appeal to me. So, when Ibiza Summer Villas invited me to a fantastic press event they’re…

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Postcard From… Valencia

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Welcome to this week’s Postcard From – the feature where I chat to some lucky explorer about their recent travels. If you would like to take part please get in touch – eluxton@hotmail.co.uk or @em_luxton – I would love to hear from you! This week’s postcard comes from the multi-talented Jeremy Dean: full-time…

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Postcard From… Granada

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Welcome to this week’s Postcard From – the feature where I chat to some lucky explorer about their recent travels. If you would like to take part please get in touch – eluxton@hotmail.co.uk or @em_luxton – I would love to hear from you! This week, the lovely Nausheen Farishta is back with…

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People Watching at Sagrada Familia

Sagrada Familia, people watching

I’m still going through all my photos from Barcelona, slowly but surely, and as I was choosing my best ones of the stunning Sagrada Familia, I discovered that I’d also snapped quite a few shots of the people around me at the tourist hotspot. We stopped in the park opposite…

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Photo Friday – Sagrada Familia

Sagrada Familia

The gorgeous Sagrada Familia, Guadi’s spectacular unfinished church! Although the building work and scaffolding spoils the overall effect, the building is still really impressive and surprisingly enormous – when it’s finished it will be the tallest church building in the world. The queue to get inside was huge, and the…

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Photo Friday – Parc Guell

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  The view of Barcelona from the hill behind Guadi’s house in Parc Guell. I fell head over heels in love with the park; we were there just as the sun was setting behind it and bathing everything in lovely warm, rosy light. The city looked incredible from this vantage…

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Las Ramblas Artists, Barcelona

Artist, La Rambla

Among my favourite sites in Barcelona were the street artists along La Rambla and in the surrounding network of streets; everything from human statues to musicians. I found the painters and caricature artists especially good for people watching – both the artists and their models made interesting subjects! Here’s a…

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Photo Friday – Barcelona Street Artist

Artist, La Rambla

This is a scene that’s fairly common on the beautiful street of La Rambla in the heart of Barcelona’s Gothic quarter. Dozens of artists line the wide avenue and offer portraits or paintings as great, bespoke souvenirs. I took loads of photos, but I’m particularly pleased with the close cropping…

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Glòries Flea Market, Barcelona

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Last month, I was lucky enough to head to Barcelona for a two night stay (which I won thanks to an awesome blogging competition). While there, I headed to the Els Encants open-air flea market at the Plaça de les Glòries Catalanes (Glòries), and fell in love with the maze-like junkyard of…

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Review: Villa Olímpic@ Suites, Barcelona

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There’s nothing better than arriving at a hotel hot, weary and tired out from a morning’s travel, and walking into a room that makes you say “wow”. That was exactly what happened when we stepped into our gorgeous hotel room at the Villa Olímpic@ Suites in Barcelona. When I won a…

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La Boqueria in Barcelona

La Boqueria, Barcelona

On our third day in Barcelona, we ventured into the famous Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria, usually known as La Boqueria, along La Rambla. This ancient marketplace, dating back to 1217, is one of the city’s most popular tourist destinations, and it’s easy to see why! We had a fantastic…

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