Author Archive | Jackie De Burca

About Jackie De Burca

Jackie has lived in Spain since 2003 and loves it. She moved to San Rafael del Rio in 2013, which is in the Valencian Community, but minutes walk from Catalonia. She loves telling people about the area, as well as other favourite spots in Spain.

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does travel make you nervous

Does travel make you nervous?

Guest post by our Benifallet Ambassador, writer, personalised travel guide & self-help development author, Jane Clements I can think of a hundred reasons why travel is bad for you. I can give you a thousand excuses for why you should stay at home. But I can show you a million and one reasons for travelling! […]

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Benifallet Spain travel guide

Benifallet Spain Travel Guide

Guest post by our Benifallet Ambassador, writer, personalised travel guide & self-help development author, Jane Clements Benifallet is one of those quintessential dusty Spanish villages, all faded terracotta and peeling paint. The village nestles on the banks of the River Ebro and the houses sprawl all higgledy-piggledy up the mountain side as far as is […]

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Alicante Spain travel guide-port

Alicante Spain Travel Guide

Although it’s inundated with tourism, the city of Alicante is still charming with a lovely old quarter, a castle and a long, leisurely waterfront. Unlike some of the lesser-known cities, Alicante does have a large amount of high rise buildings around the city and by the beach. However if you’re after the best of both […]

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Spain Seaside Destinations

Spain Seaside Destinations-Top 10 By The Mediterranean

The Mediterranean Sea has many different climates to offer and beaches to suit every kind of holiday; from rocky beaches near mountain ranges to picture-perfect stretches of golden sand. From secluded and serene beaches to lively seaside towns offering an adventure, there’s something for everyone along the Mediterranean coast. The Spanish Mediterranean starts with the […]

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Malgrat de Mar Spain travel guide

Malgrat de Mar Spain Travel Guide

Over 4 km of white sandy beaches mark the Mediterranean coast of Malgrat de Mar, which lies only 60 km north of Barcelona. Tourism really kicked off here back in the 1960s and today it has been classified as one of the official Catalan Family Holiday Destinations. This means that there are plenty of facilities, […]

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best of barcelona travel guide

The Best Of Barcelona Travel Guide

A cosmopolitan, Mediterreanean city, Barcelona is the Catalan capital, where Roman remains sit comfortably alongside medieval quarters, and numerous super examples of Avant-garde and Modernist 20th century architecture. UNESCO has had a few good reasons to wave its magic wand over some of the emblematic works of Gaudi and Lluís Doménech i Montaner in Barcelona. […]

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Calpe Spain travel guide

Calpe Spain Travel Guide

One of the main tourist destinations on Spain’s Costa Blanca, Calpe has been home to many ancient civilisations, which means it has a fascinating history and some remnants of its past, such as its Roman Baths that you can see today. Embraced by a wonderful landscape, where vineyards and mountains are a feature, Calpe is […]

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Girona & Costa Brava By Car Or Motorhome

Discover a wonderful city and some gorgeous highlights of the Costa Brava with our guest author Marina, a writer who grew up in the Mediterranean. You can fly into Girona with Ryanair from some UK & Irish airports, pick up a rental car or hire a motorhome – more about that later. Girona – a […]

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Spain Most Beautiful Towns – Any Missing?

Spain is such a beautiful country, and we have already featured our list with photos and some words about the 38 Most Beautiful Cities in Spain. Of course not everyone wants to spend all of their holiday in a city, and actually here in Spain there’s an organisation that exists that has categorised some towns […]

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Altea Spain travel guide

Altea Spain Travel Guide

Feel the influence of the sea in Altea today just as people have done for centuries. Wander around the old town’s ancient cobbled streets and admire the promenades, which are lined with palm trees. On a beautiful balmy summer evening, this is the perfect place to take a romantic stroll and look at the paintings […]

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Pals Spain Travel Guide-

Pals Spain Travel Guide

Not far from the azure blue Mediterranean sea, lies the pretty medieval town of Pals. It has been declared to be a Historic Artistic site – you’ll understand why, when you see its beautiful old quarter and wander around its cobbled streets. It’s best explored at your own pace, so that you can lose yourself […]

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Miravet Spain Travel Guide

Miravet Spain Travel Guide

It’s impossible to miss the striking Castle of Miravet overlooking the River Ebro in Tarragona, Catalonia. The Castle is of Andaluz origin, but was later converted by the Templar Knights into a Castle Convent, around the middle of the 12th century. The location is spectacular, perched on the right-hand side of the River Ebro, above the […]

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