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.…

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, 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!…

Review of a Context Tour: Barcelona, Gaudi and Modernism

I’ve said it before. If Barcelona didn’t have the Sagrada Familia, Park Guell, or La Pedrera, the city could probably stand alone as a top destination. Why? The other modernist buildings – combined – is an alluring attraction. Who can resist the romantic facades of the Eixample district? Undulating lines, swirling forms, and intricate floral…

Steel Donkey Bike Tours: Biking Through Barcelona

Imagine this. You’re cruising on your bike along a breezy promenade lined with seafood restaurants while momentarily glancing at the Mediterranean Sea. You see a colossal golden fish sculpture glistening against the sun, and the breeze runs through your hair. But before that, you’ve just taken an exhilarating bike tour, pedaling through the old Gothic…