Spain


How to Prepare & What to Expect While Hiking the Camino de Santiago

Hiking the Camino de Santiago in Northern Spain was an eye-opening, life-changing experience I’ll never forget. If you’re considering embarking on a journey of your own, here’s how to best prepare and what you can expect along the way. In a rush? Pin this post for later!…

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48 Hours in Madrid

Madrid was such an unexpected treat. Initially, my plan to visit Spain’s famous capital was born out of the desire to squeeze more content opportunities out of a brief international trip. Like a squirrel hoarding nuts, I worried that my next chance to travel internationally wouldn’t be for many months, and I wanted to stockpile a sizable…

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Barcelona to Montserrat: Planning the Perfect Day Trip

Did you ever try to maximize a short stay in a country by throwing in a bunch of day trips only to find them disappointing? Or that it took way longer than you anticipated to travel to them? Now imagine the exact opposite experience. A day trip that exceeds your expectations. One that isn’t a huge, complicated mess to get to. A place so stunning…

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5 Quirky Things to Know About Barcelona Before Visiting

Barcelona was not what I was expecting. Honestly, it wasn’t even close. That’s not to say I didn’t like it, in fact, I actually believe it has a lot to offer. But in terms of overall atmosphere and pace, I couldn’t have been more off the mark. My first clue that something was amiss arrived during the airport transfer to Madrid. The driver, in an…

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La Sagrada Família: Work of a Genius or a Madman?

“Genius or madman? Only time will tell.” According to our tour guide, this was the response architect Antoni Gaudí received after expressing his initial plans for La Sagrada Família. Personally, I’ve never subscribed to the restrictive “black or white” outlook on life and have always loathed the glass half empty or full debate. I tend to live…

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