Where to Stay in Barcelona Spain

Where to Stay in Barcelona: Best Hotels and Neighborhoods for Your Budget

Julie Spain 6 Comments

If you are trying to decide where to stay in Barcelona, it can feel like an overwhelming decision. Barcelona is a large city with hundreds of hotels to choose from. To make things easier for you, we have narrowed down the long list of options into just a few great properties, organized by neighborhood and budget. In this article, get …

Barcelona Itinerary

3 Days in Barcelona: The Perfect Itinerary for Your First Visit

Julie Spain 9 Comments

With 3 days in Barcelona, you can visit the icons of this city…Gaudí’s masterpieces (the Sagrada Familia, Casa Batlló, Casa Mila, and Park Güell), stroll through the Gothic Quarter, dine on tapas, go to the beach, and watch the sunset from a rooftop bar. We put together this 3 day Barcelona itinerary to help you have the best experience here. …

Tim Rivenbark Ironman

Racing Ironman Barcelona

Julie Spain 2 Comments

Tim and I have been competing in triathlon races for years. The farthest we ventured from home was Florida, competing in Ironman Florida in 2009 (Julie) and 2010 (Tim). Both of us have dreamed about racing in Europe. But it seems so far to travel, just for a triathlon. In the summer of 2015, Tim expressed interest in racing Ironman Barcelona. …

Best Rooftop Bars Barcelona

Tapas! Tapas! Tapas! Restaurants and Rooftop Bars in Barcelona

Julie Spain 2 Comments

While in Barcelona, there is a lot to see and do. Of course, you must visit the Sagrada Familia, walk through the Gothic Quarter, and stroll down La Rambla. But dining is another important part of getting the entire “Barcelona” experience. Tapas, vermouth, and cava are the rage here. It’s almost impossible to walk down the street without passing what …

Best things to do in Barcelona Spain

Best Things to do in Barcelona, Spain

Julie Spain 20 Comments

Barcelona, Spain…this is a city that deserves to be on every traveler’s must-see list. Why? Barcelona is a beautiful city. Think Rome meets Paris. This city is spotless, with wide streets, beautiful architecture, beaches, palm trees, cafés, and boutique shopping. Throw in some tapas, Gaudí, and cava, and you have yourself a fabulous destination just waiting to be explored. We …

Girona Spain

9 Reasons Why You Should Visit Girona, Spain

Julie Spain 9 Comments

Girona, located in Catalonia, Spain, sits between Barcelona and Costa Brava. It’s a gorgeous place to visit, with medieval walls, narrow winding city streets, and one of the best preserved Jewish Quarters in Europe. All you need is one day to see the best of Girona, making it a great destination on even the quickest itineraries through Spain. Here are …

Montserrat Day Trip

How to Guide: Day Trip to Montserrat from Barcelona

Julie Spain 71 Comments

Visiting Montserrat is one of the most popular day trips from Barcelona. It’s easy to get to and gives you an opportunity to see the Spanish countryside. The views from the monastery are breathtaking, well worth a day of your time while you are in Barcelona. What is Montserrat? Montserrat is a rocky mountain range in Catalonia, Spain. “Montserrat” translates …

Casa Batllo Gaudi

We’re in Barcelona!

Julie Spain 22 Comments

Hola!! Greetings from Barcelona! It’s been a very busy week for Tim and I. The two of us have been visiting sights around the city, taking day trips into other parts of Spain, and sampling as many tapas as possible. This leads us to the end of our trip, Ironman Barcelona, less than 24 hours away. Here is how we …