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 time to prepare before travel picks up again! Get a head start and plan your Spain itinerary. Find out the best time to go, which cities…

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 Barcelona streets? Do restaurants have highchairs? Relax. I’ve raised three kids in Barcelona, and we’ve traveled overseas over 10 times.…

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 15-year resident, I’ve lived in different Barcelona neighborhoods, so I have a realistic idea of each one. So let’s find out where to stay in Barcelona!…

How to Avoid Pickpockets in Barcelona

How to Avoid Pickpockets in Barcelona If you’ve heard anything about Barcelona, you might be wondering – is Barcelona dangerous? I’ve lived here for 13 years, and sadly, I’ve seen how Barcelona pickpockets have infested the streets and targeted innocent tourists. In this handly guide, you’ll learn about Barcelona pickpocket hotspots, smart safety tips, and…

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Visiting Barcelona After the Coronavirus Lockdown (COVID-19)

Visiting Barcelona During COVID-19 (June 2021) As the Catalan government has eased restrictions, what’s the New Normal like in Barcelona now? And what will it look like soon? We’re on the mend now, friends. I’ve created this resource page of official, authoritative sources for Barcelona travel. We know that coronavirus news happens rapidly, so I’ll try…

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 their large cameras or white sneakers. It’s mainly because it’s 5:00pm on a cool autumn day, and there’s a large pitcher of ice-filled sangría on the table.…