Alhambra Snow Capped Sierra Nevadas Backdrop, Granada, Andalucia, Spain

Alhambra and Generalife, Granada

The Alhambra, a palace, a fortress, an architectural masterpiece.  The Alhambra, in Granada, Andalucia, Spain, is truly a sight to behold, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a wonder of the world.  What makes the Alhambra so special…?  Everything.  Every single glorious detail of the Moorish palace and the gardens are spectacular.  If you haven’t heard […]

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Chickpea Lentil & Beetroot Vegan Burger

I love a good veggie burger, after not eating meat for over twenty years, I know what makes a great meat free burger.  It is really difficult to get meat alternatives here in Spain so we make our own. Not only is it cheaper to make your own meat-free burgers from scratch but it also […]

Try and Drive During Nap Time, Peace at Last, Road Trip Tips by Topsy Turvy Tribe

Tips to Survive a Road Trip with Small Children

Taking a road trip with your children in our case a two and four year old, can be a wonderful experience full of exploration and adventure, or a tantrum-filled, screaming-journey-to-hell… an utter nightmare. Children in a confined space are hard work, when you have a long road trip to take, either for fun or necessity, […]

The Lost Village of El Acebuchal, Malaga, Spain

The Lost Village of El Acebuchal

Visitors to the Granada or Malaga provinces of Andalucia in Spain looking for an interesting day trip should head to the Sierras of Tejeda, Almijara and Alhama Natural Park.   Not only is the walking in this area is fantastic, but you also get the chance to explore the nearby wonderful Spanish White villages, ‘pueblo blancos’ such as […]

Ten Tips for Walking & Hiking with Young Children

Ten Tips for Hiking & Walking with Young Children

We try to get out for a walk every day, even if it’s only a short walk in our campo (countryside).  We have the luxury of wonderful weather, most days (yes it does rain in Spain) and spectacular scenery.  We have always enjoyed walking and hiking and really hope that we can pass on our […]

Historic Córdoba, view from Hotel Hesperia, Andalucia, Spain

Captivating Córdoba, Spain – With Kids

Córdoba is an absolutely captivating city.  Beautiful whitewashed buildings, narrow winding streets, a very relaxed atmosphere and of course the ultimate on your itinerary, the mesmerising Meztiqua  (or cathedral mosque of) Córdoba. Here are our top five highlights of places to visit: 1. Mezquita-Catedral (Cathedral-Mosque) Free if you enter between 08.30-09.30, 10am-6/7pm €8 Is truly the jewel of the city of Córdoba and […]

A Simple Life Escaping the Rat Race. How to Live a Simpler Life...by Topsy Turvy Tribe

A Simpler Life…Escaping the Rat Race

I have a confession to make, some of you might find this really, really shocking… I haven’t bought any clothes for myself for a whole year. 365 days, 12 months, a whole year.  There I said it, phew, it’s out there now.  I know you might be concerned for me, worry that something is most […]

Fig and Nut Energy Cake Bar Recipe by Topsy Turvy Tribe

Fig and Nut Energy Cake Bar

Delicious fig and nut cake bars are full of energy and goodness. Great as a snack, breakfast, elevenses, lunch, after dinner, all of the above, any excuse to eat them really.  Another put everything into the food processor recipe and with a short baking time too.  Our boys LOVE them, so much so that they […]

Lessons Learned from Travelling with Toddlers. Tips & Advice

Lessons learned from Travelling with Toddlers

Travelling with toddlers is hard work, some would say, not us, we love it!  When we thought about travelling with our toddlers family and friends told us to wait until they were older, when they could remember the places we were travelling to; so that they too could benefit from all of the amazing experiences that […]

Frugal Family Money & Travel Tips

Money A lot of places in Europe, especially smaller places will only take cash.  Some businesses only take their own countries cards, we found this a lot in Portugal where garages, supermarkets etc would only accept Portuguese cards so it’s always wise to keep some cash to hand. Stash some in your car and on your […]