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Tips and Articles in Spain

I know exactly where I was when I first realized how big food-on-television was going to get. It was 1997, the weekend just after Thanksgiving, and I was out in the suburbs staying with the parents of my then-girlfriend when, at one point, I found...
- The hillside neighborhood of Pedralbes, in northwestern Barcelona, is full of 19th- and early- 20th-century mansions (built by textile barons and industrialists), but its crowning glory is the serene 14th-century cloister Monestir de Pedralbes. ...
Andalusia, Kalahari, Sicily: Sometimes, just hearing a name can inspire us to explore. Indeed, destinations like these loom so large in the canon of travel that their very mention stirs wanderlust in even the most experienced traveler. It doesn’t...
With editing by Adrien Glover, Sarah Kantrowitz, John Newton, and Clara O. Sedlak So what if the euro is up and the dollar is down?That doesn’t mean you should skip a trip to Europe this year. You can still find great deals, even in pricey places...
Life’s a beach for Mariam Ahmadi, 19, a Los Angeles resident of Venice Beach, who enjoys nothing more than easy access to the ocean. "I love living here! I’m a surfer. I can wake up, go surfing, work, and then surf again. It’s heaven." Hers is th...
The chef came out of the kitchen again—solicitous, in crisp whites—and this time he placed before us a tiny, delicate bowl of cool white gazpacho. “Here,” he said, “the principal ingredient is an Arbequina olive oil. Fruitier than others, sweeter...
Roig Robí, Barcelona, restaurant
Lydia Delgado: This crimson-walled shop stocks Delgado’s signature black and ivory separates and knits. Roig Robğ: Barcelona’s sophisticated set comes for the classic Catalan fare, such as fluffy buñuelos de bacalao (cod fritters) and Iberian suc...
Malibu, Unplugged, The Ranch at Live Oak Malibu, Spa, Pool
Like so many gadget addicts in this age of digital gluttony, I am hooked on the narcotic of electronic content: Twitter, RSS feeds, Facebook, Tumblr, e-mail. On vacation, in the subway, while brushing my teeth, I seem to be logged on, constantly s...
Cunard Line, Queen Elizabeth, cruise, formal night, staircase
5:30 a.m.: Captain Christopher Wells, a lieutenant commander in the Royal Naval Reserve, heads to the bridge to dock the 90,900-ton ship in Barcelona’s port, steering with a wheel smaller than a car’s. 7 a.m.: Five of the nine dining rooms open f...
Pisa, Italy Designer Cecilia Iacobelli and chocolatier Paul de Bondt, husband-and-wife team behind Pisa’s De Bondt Chocolate: “This place is so much more than the Leaning Tower. There’s also a buzzing food and art scene.” 8 a.m.: The couple star...
There was a time when, if you had told your friends that you were taking a trip to Bilbao, they would have wondered why you were going to a shabby, terrorism-scarred Spanish city. Nowadays, they'd envy you for visiting the world's most talked-abou...
It’s a freezing cold winter’s day, but that’s not stopping 10,000 men in the northern Japanese city of Konomiya from stripping down to nothing but a loincloth. With the snow flying, these adventurers—fueled by honor, not by hot sake (alcohol is no...
Dalmatian Coast, Croatia The Trip: A Taste of Croatia, $3,990 per person for 12 days (June–September); rowadventures.com. The Tour: While sailing Croatia’s coast, sample peppery Plavac Mali wines on the Pelješac Peninsula, harvest mussels on the...
See our video collection of the World’s Best Holiday Light Displays. Let’s face it: most of the things we love about the winter holidays—the family gatherings, the parties and overindulgent meals, the giving and receiving of gifts—are also pretty...
Q: I recently stayed at an agriturismo in Italy and would love to have a similar experience closer to home. Any suggestions? —Greg Stahl, Mesa, Ariz. A: “American growers are taking a cue from their European counterparts by letting you experience...