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Mauricio Ruiz is a writer and journalist who has lived in the US, Belgium, Mexico and Norway. His work has appeared in Words Without Borders, CatapultThe CommonThe RumpusElectric LiteratureJMWWRiver TeethLiteral Magazine, among others. He's been shortlisted for the Bridport Prize and Myriad Editions Competition in the UK, as well as the Fish Short Story Prize in Ireland. He has received fellowships from OMI writers (NY), Société des auteurs (Belgium), Jakob Sande (Norway), Can Serrat (Spain), and the Three Seas' Council (Rhodes). His second book, Silencios al sur, was published in early 2017, and his work has partially been translated into Dutch and French. Mauricio Ruiz can be followed on Twitter and Instagram.

8 August 2022

Santarém promotes its rural tourism offer

The municipality of Santarém in Portugal continues to strengthen its tourism capacity with quality lodging alternatives. João Leite, Vice-Mayor and in charge of Tourism, visited several […]
29 July 2022

“The Godfather” mansion is now available on Airbnb

For the celebration of the movie’s 50th anniversary, the owners of the mansion featured in “The Godfather” have put it on Airbnb, to be rented for […]
29 July 2022

This hostel in Iceland looks like it came out of a “Star Wars” movie

The Galaxy Pod Hostel in Reykjavík is offering hosts overnight stays that resemble a journey to the end of the galaxy. From the outside, the hostel […]
27 July 2022

“Posh” camping in the heart of the Ardennes

Everyone’s heard of camping, of course, and many of us will have tried it at some point over the years. But many may still be unfamiliar […]
20 July 2022

4 new Maldives resorts to keep on the radar in 2022

It’s been described as paradise on earth, a small enclave of bliss, heaven. The Maldives offers an escape for couples, honeymooners, and also families. According to […]
19 July 2022

Tripadvisor to display official star ratings in 18 European countries

The largest travel guidance platform in the world, Tripadvisor, will display the official star ratings, classified and audited by the Hotelstars Union, in 18 European countries. […]
18 July 2022

North America hotel guest satisfaction declines

After two years of high satisfaction with hotels, North American hotel guests aren’t satisfied anymore, according to J.D. Power’s 2022 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index […]
5 July 2022

This nuclear-powered flying hotel can host 5,000 people and stay in the air forever

Sky Cruise is the concept of a futuristic hotel powered by nuclear energy that would allegedly end jetlag, motion sickness, and fear of flying. Invented by […]
29 June 2022

“Incomers” second homes and inequality in Wales

In 1979, the first referendum on devolution for Wales was lost, with those wanting a Welsh Assembly securing only 20% of the vote. Within a year […]
20 June 2022

Airbnb outlines ‘prosperous and responsible’ vision for operations in the EU

Hosting on the Airbnb platform brings a significant supplement to existing incomes of households. Aware of the potential of its business, Airbnb is sharing its “prosperous […]
8 June 2022

A Belgian company makes luxury tents so you can organize a staycation in your garden

Going on a holiday is great, we all agree. It’s the perfect way to disconnect, to relax, to discover new things in life. Yet sometimes, especially […]
6 June 2022

You can now book a night at the prison where the latest season of Stranger Things was filmed

One of Netflix‘s hit TV series, Stranger Things has been around for a while now and fans of the show are holding their breath every time […]
6 June 2022

You can now sleep in a bubble in Brussels surrounded by nature

Brussels is a city with many faces. Even if you’re living in the city on a full-time basis, there are so many aspects that remain to […]
31 May 2022

Why should one invest in residential tourism and resorts in Portugal?

Residential tourism and resorts from Portugal presented real estate investment opportunities during a two-day event in Brussels, organised by the Belgian-Portuguese Chamber of Commerce and the […]
10 May 2022

5 sparkling new European hotels you should visit

New is always better. Barney Stinson, How I Met Your Mother TV Series A famous quote by Barney from ‘How I Met Your Mother’ and one […]
4 May 2022

These hotels are perfect for your Instagram feed

Of course, travelling is not all about the pictures. It’s about the adventures you live, the people you meet and the cultures you get to know. […]
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