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[…]