16 Off The Beaten Trips From Barcelona – by Car

Doubling down on my Spanish Best Of’s, this article is for those of you who have limited vacation days to spend this summer (don’t we all..) and want to get on some off the beaten trips from Barcelona The easiest  way to go off the beaten in Catalunya, Spain is to rent a car and then … More 16 Off The Beaten Trips From Barcelona – by Car

Forest Bathing & Waterfalls at Sant Miquel del Fai

When Summer Gets Hot It took me quite a while to post this, but I figured: summer is almost here, and the weather in Barcelona is all nice and balmy – so maybe we’ll even go at it again soon!What is IT? The stupendous waterfall at Sant Miquel del Fai , which had been on … More Forest Bathing & Waterfalls at Sant Miquel del Fai

A Series of Unfortunate Events: Hanami in Spain Turned Timewaste

This is the story of a group of Chinese tourists who came to visit the incredibly beautiful country called Spain. A story like many others unfortunately, and certainly one in which we don’t wish to find ourselves on our own travels. Our group took advantage of the chance to be in Barcelona during springtime and … More A Series of Unfortunate Events: Hanami in Spain Turned Timewaste

Visiting Palacio de Pena, or How to Duck Selfies

Brave in a New World Each new, beautiful and coveted place I visit , I find myself increasingly more annoyed by the new millennia selfie taking species. And it’s impossible to not feel some level of dissapointment and annoyance, as you try to duck the pictures of people whose seemingly sole reason for being in … More Visiting Palacio de Pena, or How to Duck Selfies

Why Go to Alsace in Winter: Straight out of Fairytales

A Winter Wonderland in Alsace This year, we’ve decided to celebrate the New Year at home. Gasp! Considering that home is Barcelona, and you can go pop a bottle on the beach at midnight, that’s not too shabby. But it did make me remember last year’s wintertime adventure, and how we came to it.. A … More Why Go to Alsace in Winter: Straight out of Fairytales

Spain Microadventures: Hiking in Parrisal de Beceite

Parrisal de Beceite: The Spanish Mini-Plitvice Set at the border between Catalunya and Aragon, on a winding route lined by olive trees and towering cliffs, this Spanish Hidden Gem was stuck on my retina for almost one month, while I’ve struggled to find time to write about it. So on the day of Merce, while … More Spain Microadventures: Hiking in Parrisal de Beceite

My Best Room With a View Moments Around the World

We’re all guilty of dreaming, aren’t we? When I’m not traveling or planning the next getaway, I often take great pleasure in daydreaming, looking back on my travels and drooling all over those mental Kodak moments.  So while I’m plotting the best itinerary for a Hong Kong Microadventure, (stick around) and dreaming of the white … More My Best Room With a View Moments Around the World

Secret Barcelona: 12 Things You Didn’t Know

1. May Be Older than Rome Well.. the maybe is important. One legend says that the city was founded by Hercules, centuries before Rome was founded.  The second legend attributes the foundation of the city directly to general Hamilcar Barca, Hannibal’s father. The more official, streamlined version, though, is that the Romans themselves founded the city as … More Secret Barcelona: 12 Things You Didn’t Know