Barcelona, Spain

Renting an Apartment vs. Booking a Hotel

Renting an Apartment vs. Booking a Hotel

As websites offering private residences for temporary rental to travelers becomes more mainstream, more people are opting to spend their vacations staying in homes…

A colorful door in the La Salut neighborhood of Barcelona.

Doors of Spain and France

I’ve long been obsessed with doors.  It’s silly, I know, but have you ever stopped to really look at the seemingly simple barriers?  Some…

Pork jowl at Dos Palillos in Barcelona.

Dos Palillos in Barcelona

Off of Barcelona’s famous tree-lined street, named La Rambla, down a tiny road disguised as an alley by its narrowness, past a gift shop…

Rue des Petits-Champs, Paris, in the sunshine and rain.

Reflecting on Spain & France

I leaned over the edge of the railing, down the six stories that separated me from the street below.  I was just high enough…