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One Week in Europe: 25 Epic Itineraries

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With one week in Europe, you have an infinite number of possibilities for coming up with your “perfect” itinerary. Do you dream of visiting world-class cities like Paris, Barcelona, or Venice? Or would you rather hike the Alps, go on a scenic train ride, explore the beautiful beaches and coastal towns in southern Europe, visit fairytale towns and castles, island …

Where to stay in Barcelona

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

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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 …

3 Day Barcelona Itinerary

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

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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. …

10 Days in Europe Itinerary

10 Days in Europe: 10 Amazing Itineraries

Julie Itinerary, Travel Inspiration 202 Comments

Europe is such a joy to explore. With world-class cities, medieval towns, historical sites, the snowcapped Alps, gorgeous beaches, and some of the world’s most delicious food, you have the perfect ingredients for your next vacation. If you want to spend 10 days in Europe, we have ten amazing itineraries to share with you.  In this article we list 10 …

Tim Rivenbark Ironman Barcelona

Racing Ironman Barcelona

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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. …

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

Julie Spain 4 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 …

Things to do in Barcelona

Best Things to do in Barcelona, Spain

Julie Spain 23 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 …

Montserrat Day Trip

Montserrat Day Trip: How to Visit Montserrat from Barcelona

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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 …

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We’re in Barcelona!

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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 …