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A Tale of Two Casinos... in Spain

Party Earth | Posted 10.24.2016 | Travel
Party Earth

We live in an age where online gambling allows us to place any type of wager we want in the casino online. Sports betting, online poker, roulette, slo...

These Spaniards Share The Reasons They Left Their Home Country

HuffPost Spain | Sara Elkamel | Posted 08.12.2016 | World

Despite a recent tourism-motivated decline in joblessness, millions of Spaniards have struggled to find employment in the past few years, with only Gr...

Late Passenger Chases Plane On Runway -- And Catches His Flight

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 08.10.2016 | Travel

Few things are more stressful than trying to catch a flight when you’re running late. But what lengths would you go to make it to the gate? One pass...

A Night On The Streets With Madrid's Homeless

HuffPost Spain | Nicholas Miriello | Posted 07.27.2016 | World

MADRID, Spain ― Day and night, Madrid’s streets are sprinkled with homeless people. Many of them spend their nights outside supermarkets, tobacco ...

A Glimpse Into Spain

Bisila Bokoko | Posted 07.28.2016 | Travel
Bisila Bokoko

Madrid is the vibrant center of my social life, where I spend most of my time when in Spain. There, I seamlessly balance business and leisure.

Soft Targets And Tourist Terrorism

Daniel Wagner | Posted 07.07.2016 | World
Daniel Wagner

The Brussels, Istanbul and Paris terrorism attacks on soft targets and airports are all designed to maximize fear among two target populations: citizens and tourists.

Couple Ties Knot In Unusual Venue After Groom Falls Sick Before Service

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 07.04.2016 | Weddings

An ambulance was the highly unusual setting for a wedding in Spain after the groom started feeling faint shortly before he was supposed to tie the kno...

Street Artists In Madrid Turned An Old Factory Into A Massive Mural

HuffPost Spain | Sara Elkamel | Posted 06.29.2016 | Arts

The famous Tabacalera building in Madrid, Spain, which once acted as a tobacco factory, is now covered in vibrant murals, as part of Muros Tabacalera ...

Business and Government Must Work Together to Enhance Global Security

Daniel Wagner | Posted 06.24.2016 | Business
Daniel Wagner

One of the most important reminders of the slaughter in Orlando and San Bernadino is that terrorists often prefer to attack "soft" targets because the...

Discovering Mercado San Miguel in Madrid

Anna Poplevina | Posted 06.09.2016 | Travel
Anna Poplevina

Before I started to plan a trip to Madrid in May, I had heard of this famous "market", built in 1983, that is located in the old quarter where you walk from vendor to vendor tasting different tapas.

Stunning Street Art Festival Energizes A Neighborhood In Madrid

HuffPost Spain | Sara Elkamel | Posted 06.02.2016 | Arts

As the weather improves, the idea of being inside a museum becomes less and less attractive. People want to make up for lost time. In Madrid’s centr...

Why Spanish Potheads Are Called "Kangaroos"

Rick Steves | Posted 05.25.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

I was in a cannabis club sharing marijuana jokes with a table of friends in Madrid. One girl referred to her boyfriend as a "kangaroo." I asked why an...

Get Ready For A Sexy, Gay Take On 'Meatballs In Spanish Sauce'

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.05.2016 | Queer Voices

Everyone’s favorite cooking bear, Adrian De Berardinis, heads to Spain in the first installment of the travel edition of his popular cooking web ser...

10 Festivals Worth Traveling for in May

Viator | Posted 05.03.2016 | Travel

Ah, May! Spring flowers blossom, birds chirrup, serpents get thrown in the forest. That's right - Italy's snake festival takes place this month, as d...

Spain and Portugal (with a Philadelphia Bonus)

David Code | Posted 04.29.2016 | Travel
David Code

The Spanish understand something we don't, and it's a big part of what makes life fulfilling. It's called "ambiente." We might be tempted to trans...

Spanish Artist Seeks To Bring Attention To The Dreadful Practice Of Stoning

HuffPost Spain | Sara Elkamel | Posted 04.28.2016 | World

In an art piece by Madrid-based sculptor Pablo Camps, coarse rope is tied around a woman’s bust, as blood-red drops stain the white cloak covering h...

Arts Global Footprint

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 04.27.2016 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

In our own ways, we both have a global footprint. Hers perhaps hands on and mine in a more subtle way.

Traveling in Spain's Fast Lane

Rick Steves | Posted 04.25.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

We hear so much about Europe's problems. Traveling here, I see its successes. Spain, with one of the most miserable economies in Europe, is now laced ...

Croquette Happiness with the Two Javiers

Rick Steves | Posted 04.22.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

My Spanish friends just love croquettes -- croquetas in Spanish. To me they taste like soggy tater tots. But at Madrid's Restaurante Palacio de Cibele...

Feeling the Pulse of a Great City

Rick Steves | Posted 04.21.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

Walking down Madrid's delightful pedestrian boulevard enjoying the paseo with my local guide, Nygil Murrel, I learn some fun insights about Spain's c...

Majestic Munching in Madrid

Rick Steves | Posted 04.20.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

You know I love industrial-age market halls rejuvenated into trendy food circuses. Come along with me as I follow local Madrid guide, Nygil Murrel, on...

How to Get Away with Breaking the Rules in Spain? Go Swedish

Rick Steves | Posted 04.19.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

Fun phrases survive from the un-fun days of Spain's fascist dictator, Francisco Franco. Standing in front of Madrid's Royal Palace, local guide Nygil ...

Cristina Makes the Case for Modern Monarchs

Rick Steves | Posted 04.18.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

I've long wondered if royalty makes any sense in the 21st century and how modern Spaniards could embrace a king in 2016. Here, with my Madrid guide, C...

Enormous Bulge In Air Traveler's Underwear Lands Him In Jail

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 04.05.2016 | Crime

A man is accused of trying to budgie-smuggle more than half a pound of cocaine into Spain. Police officers stopped the 43-year-old at Madrid's Adolfo ...

Madrid's 72-Year-Old Feminist Mayor Shares Her Wisdom On Life And Politics

HuffPost Spain | Nicholas Miriello | Posted 03.21.2016 | World

MADRID -- Manuela Carmena is, perhaps, Spain's most recognizable face of political change. A year ago, the 72-year-old retired lawyer and emeritus jud...