Ben Holbrook

Ben Holbrook is a British travel writer and blogger based in the sun-drenched Catalan capital of Barcelona. He first moved to the city in 2009 with the intention of staying for a year but fell head over heels in love and couldn’t bring himself to leave.

He loves the colourful Modernist architecture of the city as well as the blissful beaches that first captured his imagination and it’s why he’s still there!

Ben is always on the lookout for new restaurants in Barcelona and when he finds a good one, he documents it on his blog Driftwood Journals. When not touring the city’s foodie-spots you’ll likely find Ben out on his paddle board or tearing through the hills on his bike.

He was also the man behind our first interactive city guide where he showed us his favourite mix of Barcelona's trendy hotspots.