Driving in the rain in Spain

Although famous for 300+ days of sunshine a year, it can rain in Spain and driving in the wet can be more hazardous than you might expect. The first rain after a long dry spell lifts all the oil that has been collecting on the road surface, which means it can get very slippy, very…

Nerja Coffee Roasters

Upsticks was fortunate enough to catch up with Kerry from Nerja Coffee Roasters during a recent business meeting in Fuengirola. We ordered a bag, and it has gone down a storm in the office! Kerry has kindly written an article explaining what the company does and how to enjoy your coffee in Spain. Have a…

Essential Tips for driving with your pet dog in Spain

Spain is a great country to take your dog out for a drive, and there’s nothing your dog will like more than splashing around on the beach or sniffing the light fantastic on a hiking trail with you . But during the hot summer months it’s essential to ensure your furry friends are safe and…

ETIAS – European Travel Information and Authorisation System

ETIAS – What is it and how it will affect travel to, from and within Europe? Deadline approaching – if you’re a citizen of a country that currently doesn’t need a visa to visit the Schengen area, then things are about to change; soon you’ll need to apply for ETIAS travel authorisation to enter Europe.…