Montserrat, Spain

I’m going to make a confession: we’re not very good city tourists. While I do get a charge from a day in a creative and energetic metropolitan area, I’m much more comfortable next to the sea, a lake, or the mountains, surrounded by trees or plains or dunes. My husband would agree. The trouble is other tourists.… Continue reading Montserrat, Spain

La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain

Spain has called to me for a while. I can’t pinpoint why. “The Sun Also Rises,” maybe? There’s something about the sunshine and the attitude that just called to me. When I decided that Barcelona “seemed” like the place I most wanted to see, I asked around to learn of what I couldn’t miss. Everyone… Continue reading La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain

A Barcelona Walk With Tinies

This being our maiden double-digit-hours-of-driving road trip as a family of four, we didn’t have much experience under our belt when it came to planning our itinerary. We totally screwed up Barcelona. After 21 hours in the car over two days, super-late bedtimes, missed naps and all, my 3- and 1-year-olds had no interest in or… Continue reading A Barcelona Walk With Tinies