• 5 Perfect Date Nights in Barcelona

    Looking to wow your special someone with a unique date night in the Catalan capital? These 5 ideas will guarantee a night to remember. After more than three years living in this vibrant city, one thing is for sure. Barcelona has it all! Whatever you’re into when the sun goes down, it offers the perfect date night for couples. Seeking a romantic table for two in a quiet outdoor plaza? Plenty of top notch restaurants to choose from. Perhaps you’re into a more authentic experience wandering the dark alleys of El Born – lots of options. For adventurers in search of reaching new…

  • 4 Smart Tips for Visiting Barcelona’s Sagrada Familia

    Like Times Square in Manhattan or Big Ben in London, Barcelona has its iconic Basilica de Sagrada Familia drawing in millions of visitors per year. It’s an awe-inspiring structure designed by the late Antonio Gaudi and whether or not you’re into architecture – it’s a must see! When you have the chance to live in a foreign city, you quickly learn the “dos and don’ts”, the “secrets and scams” of landmarks such as this. I’ve put the following tips together for Triptipedia, the online encyclopedia of travel tips, to make your visit to Sagrada a delight instead of a mess, trust me. 1.…

  • 4 Different Spanish Potato Dishes

    If you plan to visit Barcelona or even to live here (lucky you!), three things you’re guaranteed to fall in love with are the weather, the architecture and of course THE FOOD!  It only took my husband and I a matter of days to dive into Spanish tapas and what we found was a ton of Spanish potato dishes! Our favorite quickly became patatas bravas,  Think deep fried potato wedges served with both a sweet aioli and spicy salsa. And after two years of eating our way through the streets of Barcelona, we realize every restaurant has their own variation – which keeps…

  • True or False Barcelona Rumors

    It’s one thing to do your research online when moving to a new place, like I did when our family relocated to Barcelona. But you only really find out what’s rumor or truth until you see and experience for it for yourself! Turns out, lots of rumors about Barcelona aren’t actually true. If you’re lucky enough to visit or live in this incredible city, learn the facts from someone who figured things out the hard way. 7 Rumors and 1 Truth About Barcelona LANGUAGE – Everyone speaks English: FICTION It makes me chuckle when I look back on the advice we received from…

  • 6 Surprises About Raising Expat Kids in Barcelona

    Moving abroad to Barcelona can be incredible with kids, but not without its surprises along the way too! Life abroad as an expat family really does give you an entirely new perspective into the world. And raising expat kids in Barcelona has had its fair share of surprises for my husband and I along the way. When we made the decision to move to Barcelona with our young children, we dreamed about the new adventures they would have and broader perspective they would gain into the world around them! However….(and I say that with a giggle) there have also been some rather….unexpected experiences…