All posts filed under: Spain

BARCELONA – It wasn’t LOVE at first sight…

Unlike Rome & Porto, Barcelona wasn’t actually instant love for me. Let me explain… For years now, people have been going on about Barcelona to me & just how amazing the city is. “You will love Barcelona“, “You belong in Barcelona“, “I see you in Barcelona”…. Finally, I had an opportunity to visit the city & I was super excited & entirely filled with so many expectations from what I’ve heard from friends & read on Travel Blogs. But you know what happened when I got there instead? I was waiting for the love to kick in & I didn’t feel much of anything at first… Because I was scheduled to see specific things via tours, there wasn’t any free time to wander around the city freely on my own. After a few days, I decided that Barcelona was all right, but I wasn’t fully impressed yet. All the obvious things I already knew about the city were there, the beautiful architecture, incredible beaches, delicious food…. but I was searching for a deeper connection. So the …

Thinking About Moving to Spain? Read This Handy Guide First

Moving abroad has always been an appealing prospect, but it is now more popular than ever. Spain is easily one of the most common destinations. It’s not hard to see why. The weather is hot, and the lifestyle is laid back. Furthermore, progressions in international travel have made it easy to get to. Your extended family could quite easily visit for a long weekend. As great as the idea of moving to Spain sounds, there are some important items to remember. Remember, this isn’t a decision to take lightly. You must give it careful and thorough consideration. These tips should help you plan the move.     Location   Deciding that you want to move to Spain is an important step to take. But you’ll have to narrow it down before advancing with your plans. There are many great locations in Spain, from Barcelona to the Costa del Sol. There’s a world of information at your fingertips via the internet. You should be sure to put in the required research before making a calculated decision. …

4 Hours of Water Sports followed by 1 Amazing Spanish Lunch!

I was super excited for the second day of our A Different Barcelona tour because we had Water Sport activities on our schedule. This was one of the main reasons why I picked this tour! The itinerary said that we would try out one of the following water sport activities: Paddle Surfing, Kayaking or Sailing. I wanted to try out sailing. Our lovely tour guide picked us up with our tour bus up from our hotel early in the morning and we headed toward the Barcelona Olympic Port. We arrived at Vela Barcelona where we were about to try not 1 but 4 different Water Sport activities, each lasting 1 hour long! I was completely insanely excited about this as I love water sports and generally being in water. The water at the time (beginning of May) was still on the cold side, but we were provided with awesome wet suits. As I predicted, I was horrible at paddle surfing. Balancing on that board was a challenge for me. I managed to stand up a couple of times within …

Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Stay at Barceló Sants

1. The Super Fun Sci-Fi Design If you love Star Wars or Star Trek or any Sci-Fi movie or TV show then you will absolutely love the futuristic design of Barceló Sants. It truly feels like you are somewhere in space on a cool spaceship. 2. They Will Feed You Chocolate You had me at…Chocolate. Seriously who doesn’t love Chocolate? The giant Chocolate bar bellow lasted me for days! 3. They are Eco-friendly 4. Beautiful Room Design with Clean Lines 5. They’ve got your Beauty necessities Covered Forgot something at home? No problem! Barceló has you covered. 6. Amazing Views of Barcelona from every Window 7. Perfect Quiet Room for Work Need to get some work done? No problem! There’s a beautiful desk in the room right in front of a giant window with tons of natural light. There are also lots of wall plug-ins for your tech gadgets. 8. Transportation Need a taxi? No problem! They are located right outside the hotel. Another great bonus? Underneath the hotel is the Barcelona Sants Metro and Train Station. Here …

Barcelona Airbnb Review + Airbnb Coupon

During my most recent trip to Spain, I have stayed at so many different accommodations – hotels, an Airbnb apt even a hostel and I will get to all of them soon. The first place I booked was an Airbnb apartment in Barcelona. I had some scheduled tours in the city and therefore it made sense to stay in Barcelona first. I had a late evening flight so I picked an apartment that wasn’t too far from the airport. This was my first time in the city, so I arranged to meet up with other Travel bloggers at the airport and share a taxi to my apartment. I was surprised at how quiet the airport was around 11pm. For some reason, I expected it to be busier. I had absolutely no trouble communicating with my Airbnb host over messages up to this point, so when I called her from the taxi, we had a bit of a communication issue, and my first thought was oh no, this is one of those Barcelona scams. My host didn’t speak English, but that’s ok because my …

BEST OF 2015

Half a year has already gone by, how crazy is that? I visited some new countries and cities this year & so far my Travel Adventures have been awesome! At the moment I have no new travel plans set just yet, as I am now in a money making mode. I will definitely take one or two small trips before the end of the year, then one in January for my birthday again as well as April and then Stockholm in July 2016 for TBEX Europe. The next new cities I plan to visit are: Amsterdam, Paris, Venice, Lisbon & Stockholm. Let’s get to the list of Favorites for 2015 – Highlight the photo for further information I am not including Cyprus on the list because I am making a separate Best Of Cyprus Post.