Totally Romantic – Our Guide to Spain for Valentine’s Weekend 2014

Spanish romance at the Plaza de Espana in Seville. Photo credit: Por mi tripa… via photopin cc

Valentine’s Day falls on a Friday this year so how about planning a little get-away to somewhere special for a weekend of romance in Spain?

Firstly, you’ll need to select a hotel. Let us help you set [...]

Improve your Spanish While You Cook in 2014

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Looking for a New Year’s Resolution with a difference? We have the perfect recipe…

Like us, after a busy holiday break, right now you are probably resolving to go to the gym more and eat out less. Every January at we resolve to try something new. And this year, it’s cooking classes. [...]

Vitoria (Basque Country) is Spain’s Gastronomy Capital for 2014

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The Plaza Espana – one of the many great squares in Vitoria


Congratulations to charming Vitoria in the Basque Country on being elected the Spanish Gastronomic Capital for 2014!

This terrific nomination comes just a year after having been the European Green Capital so this city certainly knows well how to go about [...]

A Gastronomy Tour of Cantabria Spain? Mmmm, what could be better…

Cantabrian gastronomy room with a view

If you…

1 Appreciate trying out exciting food at new restaurants with great views

Sightseeing as you eat – a Cantabrian speciality. Credit:

2 Love walking around vineyards and taking winery tours especially when you get to meet the owners

A vineyard tour. In Cantabria, you can see the making [...]

Cantabria Cuisine – Totally Spain’s Insider Guide To Cantabrian Gastronomy

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The views from Michelin-star restaurant Annua at San Vicente de la Barquera are amazing. Pic credit: Annua

We love Cantabrian food and we want you to enjoy it too. Cantabria might not be the first region you think of when you think of Spanish cuisine – but it’s a great place to enjoy seasonally [...]

Totally Jerez de la Frontera by Angela Clarence – writer & editor

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A crisp refreshing sherry at the rooftop restaurant of my hotel in Jerez

As a part-time travel writer Angela Clarence has journeyed far and wide for glossy magazines and broadsheets. She divides her time between southern Spain and southern England editing holistic non-fiction and writing a historical novel. In between chapters, Angela nipped over [...]

Cantabria Coastal Wine Region and its emerging Wine Tourism

Winery visit at the Vidular Bodega in the Costa de Cantabria

Ken Baldwin from enjoying the vines and the views at Bodegas Vidular vineyard near Voto in Cantabria

You probably know by now that Totally Spain customises visits for individuals and groups to wineries all over the Spain and Portugal. Last weekend (for research purposes of course!) we went to discover what’s on offer [...]

Savouring Real Spain in September – Fun, Festivals & Fine Wine

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Human towers or castellers in Tarragona and Barcelona this September. Photo credit: calafellvalo via photopin cc

September is a great time to travel to Spain. It’s less busy than the peak months of July and August when many Spaniards take their annual vacation. The weather in Spain is still warm enough to take advantage [...]

Totally Andalusia by Roger Davies – Our local food & gastronomy expert in Seville

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Roger recommends visiting a sherry winery in Jerez

Roger Davies is our food & gastronomy expert in Seville and Andalusia and regularly guides Totally Spain clients around the city and region seeking out the tastiest bites and interesting artisan food producers. We asked him to write about his favourite places in Seville and where [...]

Totally La Rioja by Tom Perry – wine consultant and blogger

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Riojan vineyard. Pic credit:

We asked long-term Riojan resident Tom Perry to tell us what it’s like in Spain’s best known wine region during the summer. Having worked in the wine exportation business for almost four decades, he knows the area and the industry better than most. Take it away Tom!

“Here [...]