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The charming village of Begur is a wonderful weekend getaway spot, ideally located for exploring some of the most beautiful calas the Costa Brava has to offer. Read more

Weekend away

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Cala d'Aiguablava near Begur. Photo by Myriam Thyes (CC-BY-SA-4.0).

In the second installment of our 12 favorite coves along the Costa Brava, we share six unmissable coves starting at Palamós and work our way up the coast to to the wild and remote Cala Taballera near Port de la Selva. Read more

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Cala Pola, Toss del Mar, photo by VRoig (CC BY 2.0).

From the easily accessible to the remote and secluded, we share our 12 favorite coves along the Costa Brava. In the first installment this week we share six unmissable coves starting at Blanes and work our way up the coast to Sant Antoni de Calonge. Read more

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Whether it's for the homeless, an animal shelter, elderly people or an international organisation, there are plenty of places in Barcelona that welcome volunteers. Read more

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A quick guide to the region’s 10 ski resorts. Read more

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Time to open the bubbles. Read more

EATING AND DRINKING

Chef Xavier Franco keeps things innovative, sophisticated and real. Read more

EATING AND DRINKING

Enjoy some old-world charm and an altogether quieter pace of life in Catalunya's prettiest medieval villages. Read more

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The nights are getting longer and most of the tourists are long gone. But there's still plenty to enjoy in Barcelona in November. Read more

Things To Do

Garrotxa volcanoes home

Photo by Juli Perez, courtesy Turisme Garrotxa

Adorned with autumn colours, now is the perfect time to visit the lava-laden volcanic park of Garrotxa. Read more

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Rent yourself a scooter for the day and discover the city's uptown neighbourhoods. Read more

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Of the countless steps that can be taken through the alleyways and avenues of Barcelona, how many are contemplated in terms of their historical significance? Read more

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97-year-old Ernesto Carratalá recounts his memories of the Spanish Civil War. By Jamie Melbourne-Hayward Read more

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For those used to the open-door, drop-in policy of many cellars around the world, the Priorat way of doing things is very different. While around half of the cellars are officially open for visits, they require appointments ahead of time. Read more

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This month we’re suggesting a jaunt to one of our fine local wine regions, Priorat, to catch a glimpse of the verema in action. Read more

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If you can’t face another trip to the Sagrada Familia with visiting family, it’s time to take them off the beaten track and explore some of the city’s lesser-known Modernista architecture. Read more

Things To Do

Fancy a break from Barcelona but short on money and time? Get the most out of your travel card and escape the city without even leaving. Read more

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Beat the crowds to the coast this month and experience the Costa Brava from another perspective, as Carol Moran leads us down a lesser-known, but well-beaten track. Read more

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Photo by Carol Moran

Hot on the heels of Sant Jordi, this month’s flower-based festivities are focused on the city of Girona. Read more

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In 2003, Deron Beal was working for a nonprofit recycling project in Tucson, Arizona. His days were spent driving around the city in his truck, collecting donated objects and taking them to new owners. Read more

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