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Driving in Spain and Portugal – 50 Things To Know Before You Go

Here at Totally Spain, we’ve been planning custom trips around Spain and Portugal for two decades and receive lots of queries about self-drive holidays here. Whether you are looking for the shiny new three-lane highways or the romantic roads that snake around the mountain ridges and hug the coastal cliffs, here is what you need to know before any holiday driving in Spain and Portugal…

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Travel Checklist for Spain & Portugal 2017 – Be Totally Prepared

You’ve booked your flights and the itinerary has been set but what else do you need to check before you travel? Here at Totally Spain, we’ve been producing customised trips to Spain and Portugal for 17 years and thought we’d share this handy travel checklist for Spain & Portugal highlighting some of the most important things to do before leaving home.

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Totally Spain’s Guide to Useful Apps for Travelling in Spain

Here at Totally Spain, we’ve been customising trips for over 16 years and we’re big fans of paper maps, physical guide books and lots of reference reading material. That is why we give all of our clients their own custom documentation pack full of useful information for their trip.  But we also love the amazing travel info & advice available from the ever-growing number of handy Apps. Why not check out our favourites and download them before you begin your trip to Spain?

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Totally Spain’s Guide to Christmas in Spain

As travel specialists based in Spain, we receive lots of requests for Christmas packages. When responding, we always explain that the holiday season in Spain is a marathon-like event with no less than a whopping five days of full-on celebration over the two weeks of Christmas. The five key holiday dates are Dec 24, Dec 25, Dec 31, Jan 1 and Jan 6. Bars and restaurants are open on most of these days but shops, museums and other businesses and attractions could be shut on the afternoon of Dec 24, all day on Dec 25, the afternoon of Dec 31, all day Jan 1 and all day on Jan 6. If you are thinking about visiting Spain to see how the Spanish celebrate Christmas, here are some of the traditions we enjoy ourselves and think you should factor into your trip…

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Totally Spain’s Practical Guide of What to Pack for Spain

We’ve just come off the phone from a client asking what to pack for Spain. It’s something we are often asked – usually with the subtext of how the person can avoid looking like a tourist. While we don’t think that everybody should look the same (how boring would that be!) here’s our guide to dressing in Spain with a few Do’s and Don’t to consider when packing. Living and working in Spain (Totally Spain is Spain-based travel agent and specialist in custom travel to Spain since 2000), rest assured that we speak from experience.

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