Ultimate 9 Day Itinerary Spain and Portugal

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Spain and Portugal are two of my favorite countries to explore in Europe. Both destinations offer well-preserved historical cities, many boasting UNESCO World Heritage status, as well as incredible (and diverse) food options and sweeping beaches. Of course, both countries are obviously different, too. For example, don’t assume that everyone speaks Spanish in Portugal! That would […]

A Super Helpful Packing List for California in June

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California is one of my favorite states to explore in the United States. For example, I’ve traveled alone to San Francisco twice, and both times I loved immersing myself into this iconic city’s unique culture, neighborhoods, and culinary scene.  Furthermore, last year, I had the pleasure of spending quite a bit of time in Northern California […]

Spain Solo Travel: Everything You Need to Know

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Spain is an incredibly popular destination for solo travelers. And honestly, who can blame anyone for falling madly in love with Spain? I know it’s one of my favorite destinations in all of Europe. I feel like I will never get tired of Spain, thanks to the country’s many diverse regions, warm and vibrant people, and exquisite food […]

5 Days in Barcelona: The Ultimate City Itinerary

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So, you’re planning a beautiful adventure in Spain and have 5 days in Barcelona coming up. Perfect! You’re making the right decision as far as length of time is concerned. I seriously could’ve stayed in Barcelona for weeks on end.  All in all, 5 days in Barcelona leaves plenty of time to dive into this […]

Solo Travel in Barcelona: Everything You Need to Know

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Barcelona is one of the most visited cities in the entire world. I mean, how could you not fall immediately in love with the Mediterranean Sea, Modernista architecture on every corner, tangled streets of the Gothic Quarter, adorable shops and squares in Gracia, and amazing food and wine?  I mean, yeeeeeah, it’s very little wonder that […]