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Strappy tank tops, flowy bohemian skirts, a straw hat…these are all the pieces you imagine wearing on your summer vacation, right? While sporting all the pretty summer outfits make for a beautiful Instagram feed, some pieces are more practical to wear than others. So what about in Barcelona? Well, let’s see. If it’s your first […]

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From the luxurious high-end designer storefronts on Diagonal Avenue – to the vintage boutiques in Gracia, Barcelona doesn’t disappoint with the range of places to shop. Whether you’re seeking designer shopping (as in Julia Roberts a la Pretty Woman) – or just places where to shop for specific local goods, you’ll find incredible shopping spots […]

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HOW TO SPEND ONE DAY IN BARCELONA How can you spend one day in Barcelona? If you’re coming into Barcelona for a layover, cruise, or whirlwind European trip, it’s possible to capture the essence of the city in 24 hours. It’s definitely not ideal, but it’s doable. You can get a good feel of the […]

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Once upon a time, there was a faraway land in the mountains near Barcelona. It had a majestic palace and a man standing on top with his hands open wide. Nearby, there were magical rides where squealing children romped and adults sighed as they gazed upon the immense city below, looking beyond the Mediterranean Sea. […]

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When I took my first trip to Rome with my parents, I was 14. We’d been warned that the city was Pickpockets Central. So my mom had a genius idea to keep her money safe. She sewed a huge pocket inside the front panel of her underwear to hide our money. And she didn’t get […]

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I’ve said it before. If Barcelona didn’t have the Sagrada Familia, Park Guell, or La Pedrera, the city could probably stand alone as a top destination. Why? The other modernist buildings – combined – is an alluring attraction. Who can resist the romantic facades of the Eixample district? Undulating lines, swirling forms, and intricate floral […]

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While Barcelona has its share of cheeseball souvenir shops filled with Gaudí mosaic bulls, it also has hushed boutiques, generations-old specialty shops, and one-stop-shop department stores overflowing with unique Barcelona foods and objects of curiosity and beauty that you won’t be able to find outside of Spain, and sometimes Barcelona. Allow me to share some […]

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How to Avoid Pickpockets in Barcelona Barcelona is the most beautiful haven of thieves. I’ve lived here for 11 years, and I’ve had only one theft, which was my backpack sitting in a stroller. It could have been avoided! While Barcelona is a non-violent city, you DO have to be aware and vigilant of your […]

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Don’t know what to pack for Spain? If you’re planning a multi-city trip, assembling your Spain outfits can be tricky. You may have to dress for different types of weather! After all, Spain is the 10th most climatically diverse in the world. If you’re from the US or another western country, you’ll be glad to […]

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Inside the Sagrada Familia: Tips for Your Visit Back in the day, it was easy to walk inside the Sagrada Familia church and buy your ticket. Today – no more. Now you have to snake through lines and get through airport-style security, equipped with security machines (but no pat downs, phew). In the summer, queues […]

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