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Kate Williams

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Kate Williams.

Kate Williams is a freelance writer, editor, translator and Director of The Writer Stuff. She left her native England for Barcelona in 2003 and never looked, or went, back. When she isn’t writing or discovering all the cool stuff going on in the city, she enjoys hiking in the Catalan countryside, kayaking on the Costa Brava, and volunteers at a local animal sanctuary. 

Our devices are getting better and better at monopolizing our attention, with detrimental effects on our wellbeing. Fortunately, there’s an increasing number of resources out there to help you take back control. Read more

FEATURES

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Smart Cities Expo 2019, photo by Kate Williams.

Over half the world’s population and counting now lives in cities. That’s a lot of people to move, feed, water and house (not to mention deal with their doings). To achieve it, smart tech is essential. Read more

Previews and reviews

Catalunya is a rock star! Read on for the lowdown on the best places to get high in one of Europe’s top climbing destinations. Read more

Sport

The tendency for girls to choose humanities over science & tech means they risk being left behind in the digital era, and numerous Barcelona initiatives are scrambling to try to reverse the situation. Read more

Education

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Photo by Vidar Nordli Mathisen.

Interest in open-water swimming is on the rise and Catalunya offers some unique opportunities to take the plunge. Read more

Sport

Sailing, surfing and sand ... Catalunya is celebrated for its beautiful beaches, but it offers so much more. Discover five of our favorite places to kayak in the region and where to go to get on the water. Read more

Sport

As the last remaining teams get ready to battle it out in the Women’s World Cup final in France this Sunday, interest in "futbol femení" is growing, and a company run by Barcelona expats is offering women new opportunities to get a game. Read more

Sport

Where to get great care for your pet when you can’t be with them Read more

LIVING

7 tips from Barcelona pet professionals for a healthy, happy, hot season. Read more

LIVING

The banking industry is teetering on the brink of evolution, and a local fintech startup is gearing up to join others giving the banks a run for their money. Read more

Business & Working

Favorable legislation, industry trends and falling prices may incentivize homeowners and renters to switch to green energy. Read more

FEATURES

Fellow expats give the lowdown on where to get great care for your furry, feathered or scaly friends. Read more

LIVING

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Startup Grind Tech Conference 2019. Photo by Kate Williams.

A look at the 2019 Startup Grind Tech Conference Read more

Business & Working

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Tech for healthcare debate. Photo by Kate Williams.

4YFN is all about up-and-coming startups. Over three intense, inspiring days, rising stars come together to showcase innovations and connect to resources, corporations and investors. Read more

FEATURES

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Kate Williams.

Kate arrived in Barcelona in 2003 on a break from her career as an auctioneer. She fell in love with the city–and weather–and stayed. Read more

Business & Working

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