Last Stops in Barcelona

Our time in Barcelona ended with a walking tour of the old city and Gothic Quarter.  I wish we would’ve been able to do it at the beginning of our time there.  I always like doing a tour toward the beginning because you can find things you’d like to go back to and it gives … Continue reading Last Stops in Barcelona

Barcelona & Gaudi

After our long morning at the Sagrada Familia, we decided to try and squeeze in one more major sight.  We jumped on the metro and made our way to Parc Guell.  It was designed by Gaudi and intended to be an exclusive living community.  It was never fully realized and now is an interesting and … Continue reading Barcelona & Gaudi

Sagrada Familia

Barcelona is the city of Antoni Gaudi, a spanish architect responsible for numerous iconic buildings in the city.  The most grand of which is the Basilica de la Sagrada Familia.  Construction on it began in the 1880’s and continues to this day.  At first we were a little disappointed to think we were going to … Continue reading Sagrada Familia


On a long weekend in November 2013 we were able to take a trip to sunny Barcelona. We loved the city, and the warm weather didn’t hurt either!  We flew in early in the morning so by the time we had arrived and checked into our hotel, we still had plenty of day left.  We … Continue reading Barcelona


We jetted over to the Spanish island of Mallorca for a long weekend in 2012.  It’s off the eastern coast of Spain in the Mediterranean Sea.  We had heard that it was a favorite vacation spot of Germans and Brits, and I would say that was about right.  Our flight was full of people who seemed … Continue reading Mallorca