Tag Archives: City Breaks

Ultimate 9 Day Itinerary Spain and Portugal

9 days in spain and portugal should include lisbon

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 […]

5 Days in Barcelona: The Ultimate City Itinerary

barcelona in 5 days has amazing views

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

"solo travel in barcelona"

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 […]

6 days in San Francisco Itinerary: How to Plan a Fantastic Vacation

visiting san francisco alone means exploring at your own pace

In the United States, San Francisco is one of my absolute favorite cities to visit and explore. San Francisco first fascinated me on the big screen – thanks to movies such as Mrs. Doubtfire and Vertigo – and when I first visited in my late twenties, the sweeping blue bay and massive hills took my breath away and made me […]

Packing Guide: What to Pack for NYC in May

yellow taxis are iconic in new york city

Ahhh, New York, New York! My (sadly very expensive) soul city! New York in May is beautiful. After a long and snowy winter, locals are ready to take back their streets and parks, and life feels even more vibrant in the USA’s largest city with the arrival of nice weather. Of course, regular readers of […]