Bestseller Bootcamp – Writing retreat in Mallorca

One of the reasons I love castles is that they’re mostly in Europe. History. Architecture. Food. I just always feel more creatively inspired if my surroundings are inspired. We’ve spent falls in Europe for the past 3 years – and I’m going to be focusing on running more writing retreats so I can hang out […]

How to find castles, cabins and other event spaces on AirBnB

There used to be a feature in the Airbnb browsing options that let you choose a “type”. That’s not there anymore, but the search string still works. It looks like this (for Europe):   You can also do it by country: If you’re looking for cabins, use this: For chalets, you can […]

Parador Mazagon and Parador Oropesa: Two Amazing Spanish Castle Hotels

We’ve been looking at a lot of castles in England, Wales, and France. This time, the spotlight is on two Spanish castles, Parador de Mazagon and Parador Oropesa. Parador Oropesa Parador Oropesa has served as a refuge for all kinds of people, from monks to travellers. The castle was restored in the 15th century, and […]