Well Barcelona- you’ve done it! He navigated us through Petite France in Strasbourg and the Latin Quarter in Paris both without a map… but your Gothic Quarter has succeeded in confusing Brad and getting us very lost. The way the streets wind and curve, begin and end in random places, and take sharp turns around … More Barcelona: The Gothic Quarter
We stayed in Barcelona for almost an entire month and we knew we would be alternating our time off between beach days and city days! This blog post gets away from the city and focuses on one of the best parts about BCN- THE BEACH! We splurged for an apartment that was on the peninsula … More Barceloneta Beach
Wow! We have been so behind on documenting our adventure on the blog! We spent a wonderful month in Barcelona and are eager to share our stories and photos with you, but have been so busy we are now playing catch up! At the moment, we are back home in Richmond, VA for a friend’s … More Barcelona: Park Guell
Welcome to Barcelona! BCN has a lot to offer, but I thought we should just jump right in and get things going with the Big Kahuna; La Sagrada Familia. While we’ve been in Europe, Brad and I have seen a lot of Cathedrals. A. LOT. We love seeing their beauty and learning their history.. but they … More Barcelona: Sagrada Familia
We told ourselves when we started this trip that we would try our hardest, within reason and budget, to experience life in these new places as a local would. We go to local markets, local restaurants (mostly), and try to attend events that the locals would attend. That’s the point in these extended visits, right? … More Madrid: Cultural Events
Let’s talk about everyone’s favorite part of traveling- the food! People always want to know the details of what we ate, where we ate, how often we ate, etc! If you like trying a TON of different foods, the Spanish culture is right up your alley. The Spanish embrace the “tapa” culture indulging lots of … More Madrid: FOOD!
There are a few things we have come to love about extended traveling. On a typical weekend or even weeklong vacation, you have just enough time to run from sight to sight and grab a few local meals in between. It’s still amazing that you took the trip, saw a new culture, and experienced a … More Madrid: Chillin’ Out Max Relaxin’ All Cool
As many of you may have read, the past few days have been hard for Brad and I as well as our family back home. It is so hard losing someone you love, especially when you are too far away to help the emotion and grief that ensues. But all we can do is continue … More Madrid: Calles y Plazas