Destination: Madrid, Spain (June 2019 Edition)

Madrid hadn't always been my favorite place to visit. In fact, I had a lackluster experience the first time I went nearly four years ago, during my first year working in France. I found that there wasn't too much to do, and the people rather cold and unfriendly, that I'd written it off as a … Continue reading Destination: Madrid, Spain (June 2019 Edition)

72 Hours in Barcelona: Things to See and Do

When it comes to traveling, some of us might not have the luxury of spending many days in one place. Whether it’s due to rushed planning or limited vacation time off from work, it can be hectic trying to research and cram in as much as possible into sightseeing a city or country. In the … Continue reading 72 Hours in Barcelona: Things to See and Do

Destination: Valencia, Spain

With our December holidays drawing to a close, my family and I arrived at the final cruise destination on metropolitan Spain: Valencia. The third-largest city in the country, it's famous for hosting many international events (as it has many venues) and its world-renown dish, paella. I was particularly excited to see what Valencia had in store for … Continue reading Destination: Valencia, Spain

Destination: Palma de Mallorca, Spain

From our time in Italy over the past December vacances, my family and I were moving on to Spain as part of our cruise's excursion around the Mediterranean. Our first stop was at Palma de Mallorca, on the island of Majorca not too far from the Spanish coast. Also simply known as "Palma," it's the largest city … Continue reading Destination: Palma de Mallorca, Spain