5 Picks for August in Madrid

August in Madrid– some people love it and others despise it. In many ways the city shuts down, with restaurants, shops, bakeries, and museums closing sporadically throughout the month. Madrileños flee the city by the car full, making their way to seaside resorts and mountain cabins. Yet those brave souls who remain– a mix of […]

My Travel Diary: Madrid to Malaga

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I had a long weekend and the weather reports looked fantastic. I decided to get off the couch where I’d been watching cheesy Spanish series and playing free online games for hours. I knew I had to take advantage of the forecast, but it was so last minute that I had no idea where to […]

Madrid on a Budget

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Traveling in Europe when you’re short on cash can seem quite daunting at first, but after a little research you will see that almost every city can be seen and explored without breaking the bank! To help you get started, here are some things you can see and do while visiting Madrid on a budget! Eating […]

4 Spanish Looks for Summer

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Summer is on its way, and with it comes the chance to shop for some new summer clothes.  Spain is home to some of the world’s best fashion designers, which makes for stylish choices no matter your budget. For some summer inspiration, we’ve come up with 4 Spanish looks for summer— each inspired by a […]

My Trip Diary: Madrid to Seville and Cadiz

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By the end of January, I was getting a little tired of the cold and the rain in Madrid. Checking a map, I looked up the southernmost towns of Spain where there were bound to be some warmer, sunnier places I could spend a weekend. I hadn’t realized it before, but Cadiz and Seville are […]

5 Off the Beaten Path Things to do in Madrid

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Tired of Madrid’s most common sights? Eaten too many tortillas de patata and bocadillos de calamares? Forget about another visit to the Royal Palace or the Plaza Mayor, and take a look at our suggestions for off the beaten path things to do in Madrid! Yambala Bar A perfect hangout for locals and newbies alike, Yambala […]

8 Cheap Weekend Breaks from Madrid

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From skiing to sunbathing 8 weekend escapes for the budget traveler! 1. Lisbon Getting from Madrid to Lisbon is pretty inexpensive, with plane fares as low as 25 euros each way on Easyjet. The flight takes around 6 hours each way (there’s a layover), but the trip is easy to make over a three or […]

Top 10 Reasons to Live in Madrid

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Madrid, Madrid— the Spanish capital and the true city that never sleeps. Living in Madrid is a wonderful experience, and one that varies based on your needs and preferences. From quiet, residential neighborhoods with community pools and tennis courts, to old fashioned apartment buildings with creaking elevators right in the center of the city, Madrid […]