All posts filed under: TBEX

Travel Tuesday Special Request

Hello Sunshine lovers! ☀ For this Travel Tuesday, I have a special request for you. Next summer (JULY 2016) I will be attending TBEX Europe in Stockholm, Sweden. I have never been to Sweden & it’s definitely on my Sunshine Bucket List. I am super excited for this event & cannot wait to reconnect with tons of Travel Bloggers I’ve met at TBEX Europe 2015 who have become dear friends of mine. I have also applied to stay at the Aallonkoti Hotel Apartments for 6 days during July as well which is located in beautiful Helsinki, Finland which is also on my Bucket List and not too far away from Sweden. This is where you come in! 🙂 I would SO appreciate it if you took a second of your time to Vote for me to stay here. All you gotta do is hit the “thumbs up” icon next to my name at this link: #HelsinkiSecret I would be staying here right after TBEX Europe, so last week of July. What you get in return As …

My first EPIC Skydiving Adventure with Skydive Empuriabrava

A few months ago, a list for TBEX (Travel Blogger Exchange) pre-tours was posted online and I just happened to be online at the time. I was a bit bummed out prior because I missed out on an opportunity for some of the pre-tours already. There were 15 new tours set for May 3rd and I quickly scanned through them and one surely stood out from the rest. I managed to quickly reserve a spot for myself on this exciting tour that was only accepting seven members in total. Within an hour or two, the tour had all seven members on board. Now, what really stood out about this trip was the 10am Skydiving session. SKYDIVING!!! When I read this word on paper, the adrenaline rushed through me and I just couldn’t contain myself. The other tours included hiking, visiting a fishing village etc, absolutely nothing was as exciting or thrilling or even close in adventure to skydiving. The funny thing is Skydiving wasn’t even on my Bucket List, and I didn’t even think it would …

Catamaran Sailing Party in Costa Brava

What do you get when you combine Travel Bloggers & Unlimited Sangria together? Tons of fun! One of the fun pre TBEX tours was a 3 hour Catamaran cruise of Costa Brava’s beautiful shoreline and I managed to secure a spot for myself for this fun adventure at sea. On April 30th about 100 Travel bloggers departed from Lloret de Mar for the Catamaran cruise.  We had an open bar, a lunch bbq and snorkel equipment all provided for us during the tour. There was non-stop awesome party music playing on the boat and we all had a big dance party at one point. Here are some photos and a video from this fun group adventure 🙂 Making new friends 🙂 We stopped by this beautiful secluded beach and of course I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to not jump in for a quick swim. The water was cold, but after about 5 minutes, you don’t feel anything, so it was quiet refreshing. My new friends Tara from Hippie Hits the Road and Claire from The Green Geekette joined …

Upcoming Posts from Spain

Barcelona Airbnb Review 2 Montjuic Tours The Catamaran Sailing Party TBEX Seminars Eurail Sangria Party A daytrip to Empuriabrava with a full Skydiving Video Lloret de Mar Hotel Melia Sky, Barcelona Tour & Tapas Lunch Hotel Barceló Sants Review with Photos W hotel Tour & Dinner with Cocktails Le Meridien Hotel Tour & Dinner More from A Different Barcelona Tour Hotel Silken Diagonal Photos 4 hours of different Watersport Adventures Lunch at El Cangrejo Loco Barcelona city review

TBEX Opening Party – An Affair to Remember

When we got the news that the TBEX Opening Party would be a Beach Party, we were all super excited. The party was to be held at the beautiful Santa Cristina Beach and we had 3 different transportation options as our arrival to the party: Scenic longer boat ride along the coastline Direct boat ride to the beach (15 min) Arrival by bus for those arriving later Of course I picked the earliest 6:30pm departure by boat that opted for a longer scenic coastal route to the party. Boat picking us up for the Opening Party Lloret de Mar Arriving at Santa Cristina Beach The Reception Layout The Stunning Location on Hotel Santa Marta grounds First we were serenaded by beautiful poolside live music Soon after the announcement was heard about the Tomato & Bread demonstration While the 2nd boat ride was making its way toward the beach… It was time for some Cheese & Wine onshore My happy plate filled with different local Cheeses. I also enjoyed some local white wine with this too …

100 Days of Sunshine has landed in Barcelona :)

Hola from Barcelona! 🙂 It’s my first time in Spain. I am here for the TBEX Europe event that takes place in beautiful Costa Brava this year. For those of you that don’t know TBEX stands for Travel Blogger Exchange and this is my first one. Tomorrow I have my first 2 tours by Context Travel. At 3pm I have a 3 hour Gràcia and the Spirit of Catalan Independence tour and at 6:45pm I have a 2 hour Gaudí and the Palau Güell (after-hours access) tour. Lots of amazing photos and posts are coming up! I cannot wait to see Barcelona in the morning light. Besitos from Barcelona 🙂

A Different Barcelona City Tour Trip

On Friday, around 5pm Porto, Portugal local time, I received an acceptance email for my Post TBEX event Tour. I am super happy that I got my first choice and that I will be visiting Barcelona this year on this beautiful 3 day city tour for the first time! 🙂 It will most definitely be a fun trip filled with sightseeing and fun activities and I’m glad the group is small enough so it will be intimate. I am really looking forward to this, and in my mind, I still can’t believe it’s happening, but soon enough it will hit me. Bellow I’ve added my Barcelona Trip Itinerary. Cannot wait to experience this and to write about it 🙂 If anyone else is going on this Tour Trip, please let me know.    

My top 3 Post TBEX Trip Itineraries

Ok so I have picked my top 3 post TBEX trip itineraries and I’m sharing them here with you. They all take place in Barcelona area and the reason for my choice is 1. I really wanted to visit Barcelona during this trip and 2. I didn’t want to do it alone. So my thinking is I will do Barcelona with a group of 10 and then on my free days I can explore the other smaller surrounding areas and towns so that way I don’t miss out on anything. These are my top 3 choices order: #1: A Different Barcelona Location: City of Barcelona Tour provider: Turisme de Barcelona Dates: 4th – 6th May Maximum number of attendees: 10 Trip theme: Culture Recommended fitness level: Low On your arrival to Barcelona, we will start exploring the new 22@District http://www.22barcelona.com/ and discover the new Design Museum (DHUB), the Flea Market “Els Encants” and the TIC building.   Poble Nou is one of the most unknown and fashionable districts in the city and we will use different …

21 Catalunya Blogger Trips Now Available

I haven’t even read all of these yet but I’m already jumping with joy! I have no idea how I’m going to pick my top 3, but it will be a busy weekend for me with this little project. Check out the amazing 21 trips TBEX have selected for us to choose from bellow. I am absolutely surprised with the diversity and activities available, and how amazing are all these sport included? This is a truly an exciting itinerary to pick from. Whatever I choose of course will be shared with you 🙂 I cannot wait! 21 Catalunya Blogger Trips