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The perfect Northern Spain road trip itinerary

Northern Spain is fantastic and a world apart from the crowds of Andalusia in the south. Here we tell you everything you need to know about planning the perfect northern Spain road trip. This epic driving adventure takes you through cool Spanish cities, historic villages, soaring mountains and a dramatic coastline. Tantalise your tastebuds with the famous sidra cider and Cabrales cheese. Northern Spain …

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8 of the best things to do in Málaga

When we stopped at Málaga on our Spanish road trip, I must admit we were a little apprehensive. To us, it brought up images of drunken hen parties and over bronzed Brits drinking in the sunshine. To our delight, and to our surprise too, we saw none of this. Instead we discovered beautiful architecture, fantastic food, clean …

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How to Sleep for Free on your European Road Trip

The cost of a European road trip can stack up quickly and accommodation can take a huge chunk of your budget. But unlike the UK, much of Europe is well geared up for camper vans and motorhomes. Free camping in Europe with your motorhome is easy. Often easier than finding a campsite. During a 6 week …

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The Best Spanish Bar in Málaga: Bodegas El Pimpi

We’d heard Bodegas El Pimpi bar and restaurant was an institution in Málaga, so we planned to have a Sunday afternoon sampling their wines and eating our way through as much of their menu as we could. It turns out that this rambling old hostelry is the best Spanish bar in Malaga. There’s more to …

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Camino de Santiago de Compostela: Mowgli Style

The Camino de Santiago de Compostela, often known as the Way of St James, is a pilgrimage route that criss crosses Europe and northern Spain, culminating in Galicia and the tomb of St James. Legend has it that St James was carried by boat from Jerusalem to Northern Spain. In October 1987 the route was …

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Wild Camping Locations in Northern Spain

We’ve challenged ourselves to reach Tarifa via Portugal using only wild camping locations. So long as we can keep getting water top ups, we’ll even be able to do our laundry. We’ve now been in Spain for 10 nights and we’re about to cross into northeast Portugal. In this time, we’ve travelled along the north …

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The Spectacular Picos de Europa: Mountains, Lakes & Vultures

The spectacular Picos de Europa National Park is probably the lesser visited, little brother of the Pyrenees but they are amazing. These jagged, deeply fissured mountains straddle Asturias, Cantabria and Castilla y León regions of northern Spain and offer a wealth of walking opportunities. Tiny villages are dotted throughout the area, each with their own …

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Alcoholic Beverages of Cantabria: Drink like a local

Anyone that knows me also knows I quite like a tipple from time to time. With a week or two in Cantabria, and having fully recovered from my time at sea, I didn’t need an excuse to indulge, for research purposes of course! In my role with Mowgli Adventures as chief alcohol related investigative journalist, …

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A Stroll Around Cangas de Onis but Don’t Spend a Week

Cangas de Onis is a small town located on the boundary of the Picos de Europa National Park. The town is set in a deep valley between the rivers of Sella and Guena and not surprisingly it benefits from a more than a picturesque location. It’s a little on the touristy side, although while we …

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