All posts by Justine Ancheta

Afternoon trips from Barcelona

Kid-Friendly Day Trips from Barcelona

Kid-Friendly Day Trips from Barcelona While Barcelona is a destination that has it all, you’d be surprised to find out about the richness and variety of places outside the city. Whether it’s

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Pickpocket-Proof Travel Clothing with Hidden Pockets

When I first visited Rome, I was 14. My family had been warned about pickpockets. So my mom had a genius idea to keep her money safe. She sewed a huge pocket inside the front panel of her underwear to

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How to Care For Your Caga Tió (Tió de Nadal, Catalan Christmas Log)

If you want presents on Christmas Eve, you’ve gotta do some work: Give your tió de nadal some tender lovin’ care. And if you’ve never heard of him… The tió de nadal is a log with a face on

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Compare the best anti-theft backpacks for travel

Best Anti-Theft Backpacks for Travel 2021

BEST ANTI-THEFT BACKPACKS FOR TRAVEL 2021 Are you nervous that you’ll get your money or passport stolen on your trip? Of course, vigilance is the best way to prevent pickpockets from stealing your stuff.

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What to wear in Barcelona in the Fall

Fall can be a tricky season when it comes to knowing what to wear in Barcelona. While autumn officially starts on September 22, it’s still shorts-and-tank-tops season until early October. As an expat

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Barcelona tourist places are abundant - the problem is choosing which one. Do activities that make you feel like a local!

Magnificent Must-Dos in Barcelona

So you’ve booked your trip to Barcelona, Spain. And now you have approximately 381 Barcelona pins on your Pinterest board called “Barcelona: trip of a lifetime”. Where to start? What’s

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Visiting the Theatre-Museum Dalí: Barcelona Day Trip

One of the most visited museums in Spain, the Teatro-Museu Dali is a bizarre, immersive journey through Salvador Dalí’s artistic and personal life. And “bizarre” barely describes it!

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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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Get lost at the Parc del Laberint d’Horta

Get lost at the Parc del Laberint d’Horta Parc del Laberint d’Horta is the oldest park in the city. Off the tourist radar, this park sits in the Barcelona neighborhood of Horta and extends

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How to not get robbed in Barcelona

Is Barcelona Safe for Tourists?

Is Barcelona safe for tourists? In the aftermath of pro-independence protests, ever-present pickpockets, and past terrorist attacks, you may wonder if Barcelona is the dream destination people make it

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