10 Best Hikes in Tenerife (Guided & Independent Options!)

Mount Teide cable car viewing point where you can see the cars coming up and down the mountain with clouds in the background and sea in the distance

Tenerife, the largest and most popular of the Canary Islands, is a paradise for nature lovers. The gorgeous island offers diverse landscapes ranging from black-sand beaches to sky-high mountain peaks and lush forests… all on one single island.  As you explore these stunning landscapes, travelers can find countless hiking trails, with endless natural beauty around … Read more

12 Best Hikes in Fuerteventura (Guided & Independent Options!)

view from the highest point in the fuerteventura island, pico de zarza, over the Atlantic Ocean and beach coastline

Fuerteventura is the second-largest island in the Canary Islands archipelago, best known for being extremely windy and perfect for water sports.  The island doesn’t have particularly high peaks, but its beautiful volcanic landscape makes it an ideal spot for easy and moderate hikes. Unlike some of the other islands, such as Tenerife or Gran Canaria, … Read more

7 Mistakes to Avoid When Visiting Park Güell [Local’s Guide]

pastel colors of the park guell mosaic from a nice angle

Whether you are hungry for more Gaudí delights, seeking some oxygen away from the city center, or simply looking for killer views of the city, Park Güell is well worth a visit! That said, it’s not the most straightforward attraction in Barcelona. While its popularity on Instagram may make you think it’s an easy find … Read more

Fuerteventura Itinerary: How to Plan a 3 to 4 Day Fuerteventura Road Trip

the beautiful cofete beach of fuerteventura with sand and two colors of water on a sunny day

Fuerteventura is the second largest of the Canary Islands, after Tenerife — but it’s actually the oldest, geologically speaking at least. Plus, its unique geological features won it UNESCO’s approval in 2009, when it declared the island a biosphere reserve. The island of Fuerteventura is ideal for exploring stunning natural landscapes on hikes, relaxing on … Read more

Vegan & Vegetarian Barcelona: Restaurant Guide from a Barcelona Local [2023]

Barcelona, you’ve come a long way, baby. When I first came to town, being a vegetarian wasn’t easy at all.  Locals would often ask me questions that seemed for all the world to have been plucked straight from the mouth of a grandpa in a 1980’s sitcom: “So, you don’t eat meat? Not even chicken?”  … Read more

10 Mistakes to Avoid When Visiting the Sagrada Familia [2023 Local’s Guide]

the sagrada familia of barcelona with water in the front

Unless you have a major aversion to architecture or religion, La Sagrada Familia is a must-see during your trip to Barcelona. It’s the city’s major tourist attraction, so visiting it is a pretty slick, painless experience, but there are still some things to bear in mind. As a Barcelona local living in the city of … Read more

Your Ultimate 5 Day Tenerife Itinerary: Road Trip Guide + Tips

tenerife itinerary header image of a town in tenerife called garachico

Tenerife is the largest of the Canary Islands, and it certainly offers the most variety in terms of landscape, attractions, and activities. From visiting charming little villages to hiking through lush forests and relaxing on gorgeous beaches, there’s plenty to do on this beautiful island.  I traveled to Tenerife twice and spent a total of … Read more