Complete Island Guide to Mallorca

Although I’ve lived in Barcelona off-and-on for the last 4 years, I never made it to any of the islands nearby (Canary and Balearic Islands). It’s a crime, I know. The thing is, I never really stayed in the summers, which is the most popular time to go. More than[…]

Salvador Dalí Theatre and Museum in Figueres

I’m not the most artistic person in the world, and I’ve never been too great at remembering different artists, methods, or artistic periods… it just really isn’t my thing. But, of course, there are a few artists who stick out in my mind and have caught my attention. One of[…]

Pinterest Challenge – Week 1 & Introduction

So, if you’re like me and the other 200 million people who use Pinterest regularly, you probably have a TON of pins that you’ve forgotten about since you first started pinning back in 2010 (yes, Pinterest is already 8 years old!). Pinterest is a fantastic place to get inspired with[…]

A Day Out in Barcelona: El Born & Gothic Quarter

When I first moved to Barcelona 4 long years ago, I was living with host families (yes, plural – I had to change families every 3 months. Fun, right?). Thankfully, my first host family was super active and very excited to show me around their beloved city, which I had[…]

Bike Tour of Barcelona with Steel Donkey

I’ve been living in Barcelona for 3 years now, and I’d like to think that I’ve done a fair amount of exploring. I’ve done various walking tours, entered in the more important architectural buildings and museums, and of course been in my share of tapas bars. However, I had never[…]

“Barcelona, Love at First Taste” with Eye on Food Tours

Bring together delicious food, a unique and interesting history, and the beauty of Barcelona, and you’ve got yourself a winner! I had the pleasure of going on a morning foodie walking tour recently with Eye on Food Tours, where we explored the historic neighborhoods (and restaurants) of El Born and[…]

40+ Foods to Try in Barcelona

For me, one of the most rewarding things about traveling is trying out the local food in each place. I vigorously research before every trip I take, and a special portion of that is dedicated specifically to traditional foods in each city and at different times of the year. However,[…]

Hunting for Mushrooms (Not the Magical Kind) in Barcelona

My second year living in Barcelona, my host family asked me “Hey, want to go looking for mushrooms in the mountains?” I thought they were joking, but it turns out that it is a super popular activity in the autumn here in Catalonia. If there’s one thing I’ve learned in[…]