All posts by Justine Ancheta

Pickpocket-Proof Travel Clothing with Hidden Pockets

I was 14 when I first visited Rome. My family had been warned that the city was rife with pickpockets. So my mom had a genius idea to keep her money safe. She sewed a huge pocket inside the front panel

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The 20 Best Day Trips from Barcelona

So many Barcelona day trips, so little coffee. While Barcelona is a traveler’s dream, the surrounding area of Catalonia is extraordinary. If you’re visiting the Catalan capital, I highly recommend

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Buyer's Guide: The Best anti-theft travel bags 2018

Buyer’s Guide: Best Anti-Theft Travel Bags 2020

BUYER’S GUIDE: BEST ANTI-THEFT TRAVEL BAGS 2020 Compare the best travel purse for Europe or Asia, or wherever you’re going. No matter how prepared you think you are for traveling, it may be

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Espadrilles. Photo by Ciboulette via Pexels

Gifts for Barcelona lovers that you can order online

Maybe you’ve recently taken a trip to Barcelona. But you forgot to buy a few gifts for friends and family. Or maybe you had such a memorable time…and you’re pining to taste, feel, or

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Where to find the cool hotels: Barcelona neighborhoods + accommodations

The Best Places to Stay in Barcelona: Neighborhoods and Hotels

Where are the best places to stay in Barcelona, Spain? Each neighborhood offers different things: bountiful bakeries, beguiling bars, or buzzing beaches…or perhaps you want it all? As a 11-year resident,

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100+ Things to do in Barcelona with Kids

Finding things to do in Barcelona with kids is never a problem. My 3 kids and I are never bored in the city. You also don’t have to spend any money — the city’s an open-air museum in

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What to Wear in Spain According to Season

Don’t know what to pack for Spain? If you’re planning a multi-city trip, assembling your Spain outfits can be tricky. You may have to dress for different types of weather! After all, Spain

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Barcelona: 2 Day Itinerary for First-Time Visitors

Curvaceous Gaudí buildings, narrow Roman streets, and infinite views of a gridded city. That’s just scratching the surface, my friends. The truth is this: Barcelona is massive. And it’s overpacked

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How to Dress in Barcelona

How to Dress in Barcelona According to Season

Don’t know what to pack for Barcelona? Dress for the weather so you’re comfortable in the underground metro, on a coffee shop terrace, or in the shadowy streets of The Gothic Quarter. Let’s

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How to Avoid Pickpockets in Barcelona

How to Avoid Pickpockets in Barcelona If you’ve followed any recent Barcelona news, you might be wondering – is Barcelona dangerous? I’ve lived here for 11 years, and sadly, I’ve seen how

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