Say hello to EES – the EU Entry/Exit system

Say hello to EES, the EU Entry/Exit system At the same time as ETIAS rolls out, the EU will also introduce EES, the EU Entry/Exit system, a security measure designed to monitor the movement of third country nationals into and out of the Schengen area.  The primary aim of EES is to prevent cross-border criminal…

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.…

Food shopping in Spain without a car – all you need to know

Food shopping is probably the easiest of chores to do without a car, from supermarket food deliveries to specialist diets, pet supplies and the ubiquitous Amazon.es for everything else. But don’t discount your local shops and suppliers – ask around (yes, on Facebook too) as there’s no substitute for a word-of-mouth recommendation. Supermarkets Most of…

How to travel in Spain without a car – there’s an app for that

How easy is it to travel around Spain and get on with daily life without a car? Combine rising fuel costs with consumer demand to live a more sustainable lifestyle and you have a raft of clever start-ups popping up, aimed at helping everyone to improve their carbon footprint. It’s probably going to be a…