• 16 Best Flat Shoes for Women to Wear in Spain

    The most comfortable and stylish women’s flat shoes under $200 for traveling to Spain each season. When you’re a female traveler visiting Spain, it can be difficult to balance what’s fashionable and stylish over what’s comfortable and realistic. Do you opt for stylish flats or platform sneakers? Traveling anywhere, to a big city like Barcelona, Spain or the outbacks, usually requires a ton of walking. That’s half the fun of exploring a new place. Who the heck wants to sit in a car the whole time? So it’s critical to make selections that won’t leave your toes barking with blisters! But if you’re…

  • Celebrating Christmas in Barcelona, Spain Like a Local

    Learn where locals go, what they eat and how they celebrate the most magical time of year in Barcelona, Spain If you’ve just moved to the fabulous city of Barcelona or plan to vacation here over the Christmas holiday, you must be wondering how locals celebrate the most anticipated time of year – Christmas. Look no further for everything you need to know to have a magical holiday season in the Catalonia capital. We’re an American expat family that have been living abroad in Spain for more than three years. And we’ve only ventured back to the U.S. for one Christmas – which…

  • Living in Spain: 5 Things You’ll Fall in Love With!

    What we quickly learned about the Spanish way of life that is easier and more convenient than life in the U.S. When you’re an expat living with three toddlers in Spain you need more than a foamy cappuccino and a Gothic cathedral to make everyday life run smoothly. And in Spain, where they prioritize simplicity and ease, we have come to fall in love with a few of their cultural conveniences. The first time Tony and I visited Europe we took a twelve-night cruise and immediately fell in love with this part of the world – Venice, Athens, Santorini, Dubrovnik.  Our days were…

  • Perfect Gifts for Travel Lovers in 2020

    Practical (and Covid-safe) gift options plus stocking stuffers for the travel lover on your holiday list this year. Is it just me or are you also in shock that the holiday season is practically upon us? While it may seem premature to start writing out your shopping list, online purchasing makes it easier than ever to get ahead of the holiday game. And if you happen to have a travel lover on your list, you’ll need enough time to think of something really unique! But what in the world do you get the person that has seen so much of the world already?…

  • Medieval Castles Near Barcelona Not to Miss

    Transport back in time to some of the most authentic and breathtaking castles near the Catalonia capital. If there is one thing about living in Catalonia that will never grow old for me, it’s the incredible and unique medieval castles near Barcelona. One more jaw dropping and awe inspiring than the next. And each with its own mysterious history. I can’t stop taking pictures every time I’m in front of one! Our personal favorite is the castle of Tossa de Mar (read below) which sits perched above the sea right along the Mediterranean with the most breathtaking views in Costa Brava. Talk about…

  • Skincare Secrets from Spain Discovered

    The best beauty brands and skincare products in Spain uncovered for achieving a gorgeous, youthful glow. The women in Spain are quite beautiful and as an American living in Barcelona, I’ve often wondered what their skincare secrets are. Minimal makeup, long locks with a true sun-kissed ombre AND glowing skin. Youthful, dewey and bright complexions. As someone struggling to keep my skin hydrated and toned from the effects of hard city water in Barcelona, this got me thinking! *This article contains affiliate links that may result in a small commission to the writer at no additional cost or commitment to you, the consumer.…

  • 7 Best Family Camping Sites in Spain

    If you plan to travel to Spain (or are lucky enough to live here!) and are looking for a truly unique holiday experience, consider camping! Spain has some of the best family camping sites around and is the perfect getaway for nature-lovers and adventure seekers. One of our family’s very first weekend trips in Spain ended up being one of our favorites that we reflect on often. It offered lasting memories and some of the most beautiful landscapes we’ve ever seen! It’s true, Spain boasts some of the most impressive and history-rich cities in the world. But when one ventures off the beaten…

  • Best Things to See and Do in The Balearic Islands

    Traveling experts from all over the world share their very best of what to see and do on Spain’s famous Balearic Islands. Before COVID took the world by storm this Spring, the plan was for my family to take a lovely Mediterranean cruise including stops at the Balearic Islands. Before I even had a chance to begin researching the best things to see and do there, the trip was cancelled. What a pity! Three years living abroad in Barcelona has afforded our family the opportunity to see some truly remarkable parts of Spain. We’ve hiked the trails of Montserrat. Swam in the crystal…

  • Discovering Calpe – A Gem in Alicante, Spain

    Looking for a getaway from the bustling city of Barcelona? A short drive south will transport you to a destination that has it all. After spending four long months cooped up in our Barcelona apartment, we were really in need of a family summer getaway! Really anywhere would do, as long as it allowed us to swim, hike, discover and make memories. And we found a true gem in the Costa Blanca region of Alicante. The town known as Calpe. Our summer getaway totally exceeded our expectations and two weeks didn’t seem long enough to discover all this place had to offer. About…