• How to Travel as a Family Without Leaving Home

    While travel is still suspended in much of the world, you can still enjoy traveling with your family while staying home this summer. The thought of packing a suitcase and heading for a memorable vacation these days seems like a mirage, I get it! Our family, along with my parents, were forced to cancel a week-long Mediterranean cruise that we were soo looking forward to! Isn’t it amazing how much we fantasize about our next vacation – now that the freedom to travel has been ripped away? But, I’m here to give you some hope! And to tell you that there are ways…

  • How to Keep Kids Happy on a Rainy Day in Barcelona

    Find out what cool places to go to and interesting things to do in Barcelona with busy kids on a rainy day. Barcelona is a vibrant and outdoorsy city full of festivals, outdoor restaurants, street performers, and days at the beach thanks to the incredible Mediterranean weather. So what’s a family with kids to do in this city on the rare occasion when it rains? While Barcelona only sees a handful of rainy days each year, getting stuck in one can be a real inconvenience. Take it from me, as an expat living here for almost four years. Compiling my list of 30…

  • 5 Family Friendly Hotels in Barcelona Your Traveling Kids will Love

    Check out our favorite picks for the most family friendly hotels during your trip to Barcelona. Barcelona can be a fantastic city to visit as a family! And how you spend your days here is just as important as where you lay your heads down at night. Many of the historic and beautiful hotels we fantasize about may not be ideal for families. So you need to do your research and choose wisely! Here are some of the most family friendly hotels in Barcelona that our family personally loves. But first, a quick word to help level set your expectations. Don’t assume hotels…

  • 6 Secret Travel Companies to Book With Now

    Now is as good a time as ANY to start thinking about your next vacation and begin researching which travel companies to book with. Why you ask?! Because once this COVID-19 lockdown is a thing of the past, the travel industry will come back booming and stronger than ever. People, myself included, simply can’t wait to get back to planning the next vacation. Even if that means travel looks different than it did pre-Coronavirus. Yes, there will be tighter restrictions in place for monitoring the health of travelers and upholding stringent sanitization methods. But that won’t stop the wanderlusters of the world from…

  • Which Barcelona Neighborhood Best Suits Your Family?

    When my husband and I found out our family would be relocating to Barcelona, one of the things I was most excited about was finding a home in the best neighborhood.  I happen to love the entire process of house hunting! This was our very first experience living abroad and I couldn’t help but fantasize about our dream apartment.  An old world-styled space perfectly renovated with modern luxuries but still maintaining that gorgeous Spanish charm.  Views of the Barcelona Cathedral, a short walk to the beach and the melodies of street performers outside my window were all things I thought I wanted in…

  • Why Winter is the Best Season to Travel to Europe

    Four great reasons to pack your bags when the weather gets cold and travel to Europe. Most people when they hear the word “holiday” or “vacation”, they think of summertime. Relaxing by the pool, dipping their toes in the warm sand and breaking a nice sweat while hiking in the mountains. Most people would never think of winter and all its characteristics of cold. But actually, winter can be the best season to travel especially to Europe! And here’s why… Winter travel is considered the best kept secret to avid nomads who don’t plan their vacations necessarily around seasons. But rather, they’re constantly…

  • How to Celebrate Halloween in Barcelona As an Expat

    Our expat family’s tips for enjoying the spookiest night of the year even while living abroad. If you don’t already know, Halloween is my favorite!!  That crisp chill in the air, the rustling of freshly fallen leaves at your feet and the smell of a crackling outdoor fire nearby.  So when we moved to Barcelona to become expats and realized Halloween isn’t that big of a deal, I panicked! How would we recreate a holiday that is growing enormously in the states but is overshadowed in Spain by Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead on November 1)? Before becoming expats, Halloween in…

  • Are You Moving to Barcelona? Common Expat Questions Answered

    Answering some of the most common questions I receive from expats preparing to move to Barcelona. So you’ve decided the expat life is for you (maybe after taking my online quiz here) and you’re ready to embark on the adventure of a lifetime! Congratulations on making a fantastic decision to move to one of the most desired cities in Europe. As an expat wife living in Barcelona for three years, this city has earned a very special place in my heart. But before stepping foot here, I spent the months leading up to our relocation agonizing about soo many things. Neighborhoods, schools, apartments,…

  • Sa Tuna beach is one of the most gorgeous in all of Costa Brava

    8 Awesome Weekend Trips from Barcelona in Under 2 Hours

    Mountains, beaches, history & nature make weekend trips from Barcelona limitless. According to local travel authorities, holiday-goers should plan to spend their summer months much closer to home by taking road trips versus jet setting to a faraway place. And with so many beautiful beach towns and remote mountain villages to visit from Barcelona in just under two hours, this isn’t necessarily bad news! Of course, we’ve loved exploring new European cities like Vienna, London, Paris, Prague, and Rome. But a friend once told us if we moved to Spain and didn’t have a chance to actually experience it beyond Barcelona, it would…