Category Archives for Travel Tips

What to pack for Barcelona: babies and toddlers

Are you traveling to Barcelona with a toddler or baby? I’m sure you’re excited to come to this marvelous city, but you have doubts about what you’ll need. Will my stroller fit in on the

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Practical Guide to Planning a Trip to Spain

Practical Guide to Planning a Trip to Spain Spain boasts historic medieval castles, exquisite Mediterranean gastronomy, and a fiesta-inspiring culture. If you’ve always wanted to go to Spain, it’s

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Park Guell Barcelona

Barcelona tips and tricks for visitors 2021

I’ve been a resident of Barcelona for over 10 years, and oftentimes, I still feel like a tourist. This happens usually when I’m wandering with the crowds in Gothic Quarter or Born, or passing

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How to Eat and Drink like a Spaniard

When I’m walking down the restaurant-filled Rambla Catalunya and just casually looking at the outdoor tables, it’s fairly obvious who the tourists are. It’s not necessarily because of

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Where to Find the Best Shopping in Barcelona

From the high-end shops on Diagonal Avenue – to the vintage boutiques in Gracia, Barcelona doesn’t disappoint with the range of places to shop. Whether you’re seeking designer shopping

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What to wear in Barcelona in the winter

What to wear in Barcelona in the winter December, January, and February are those cozy months when you can peruse the Barcelona Christmas fairs, check out the festive street lights, and hit up the exciting

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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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Sagrada Familia after the coronavirus lockdown

Visiting Barcelona After the Coronavirus Lockdown (Covid-19)

Visiting Barcelona after the lockdown As we pray to the Coronavirus Vaccine gods for a vaccine, you might still be dreaming of Barcelona. Maybe you missed a trip because of the pandemic. But, Barcelona

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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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Avoid the Crowds in Barcelona

It’s not uncommon for people who hate Barcelona to put this on their “Why I Hate Barcelona” list: THE CROWDS. Sometimes, I’m with them.

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