Barcelona The Best of Barcelona - Ranked one of the most popular cities in Europe to visit, unlike its rivals London, Paris and Rome, Barcelona is also one of the most affordable cities on the continent, according to Forbes magazine. Walking through Barcelona is like walking around in a semi-dream state. The architecture encompasses everything from surreal Gaudi, to ancient Gothic, […]
Monastery of Santa Maria de Montserrat _0956 A Day at Montserrat, Spain - As our tour bus steeply ascended toward Montserrat’s summit, the odd, otherwordly peaks of the mountain began to pierce the periwinkle horizon. Bizarre-looking rounded rock pillars — formed by thousands of years of wind, rain and frost — indicated our destination was imminent. “Are we still in Spain or are we orbiting another planet?” I […]
Our group of explorers.  Photo courtesy of Rachel Heller Snorkel the Chilly Medes Islands? Find Out Why You Should! - The Mediterranean. It’s blue. It’s famous. It’s coooold. Think you might like to snorkel in these frigid waters off the eastern coast of Spain? You would if you knew about the beautiful Mediterranean underworld of the Medes Islands. In the Baix Empordà, off the coast of Catalonia Spain, is a unique archipelago made up of […]
Bellcaire_patti-morrow_luggageandlipstick.com_0690_02 L’Estartit: Spain’s Best Kept Secret. Shhhhhh. - Let me introduce you to L’Estartit. Never heard of it? Most Americans are unfamiliar with the treasures of Spain more obscure than Barcelona and Madrid. I recently had the opportunity to travel in-and-about this picturesque town. This is the first of my series of my adventures throughout Costa Brava; I’m looking forward to revealing its […]