Don’t do that, do this in Barcelona

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A quiet corner of Barcelona

Some news organizations recently stated that tourism numbers in Barcelona are skyrocketing. With that, the city’s mayor said he didn’t want Barcelona to become like Venice and The Guardian recently wrote that some locals don’t want tourists anymore.

Seasoned travelers may be turned off by the idea of visiting Barcelona because the city may seem like a tourist trap and all the streets could be packed with people donning selfie sticks.

While that may be true is some areas of every major tourist destination, there are places where you can enjoy the real Barcelona, like the locals do.

Here are some tips to see the area with A Local’s Look: Continue reading

Top 10 tips on saving money for travel

Money. You can’t live with it and you can’t live without it. It is sometimes hard to come by and it is often hard to save.Money-clip-art

In order for you to be able to travel, you have to make some sacrifices in your day-to-day life, but, in the end, they are all worth it for the experience of seeing a new place.

Here are some tips of what you can do in order to save for travel: Continue reading

Music city is more than just music

Nashville is known as Music City. The bars downtown are full of country music lovers and musicians hoping to make it big. I am neither of those. The best part of a country song is when you play it backwards and the singer gets their car back, their dog back and their girlfriend back. (yes, I know that is a horrible joke.)

But, when the opportunity to stop in Nashville on the way home from Bourbon Country arose, we jumped at the opportunity. Continue reading

Making dreams come true: a trip to Dublin, Ireland

Wicklow Mountains

For as long as I have known my husband, he has talked about getting to Ireland some day. I kept that in the back of my mind and when we were saving for a big vacation, I made sure to save just enough more so that we could go to Ireland sooner rather than later.
The “sooner” came earlier this year with a week in Dublin. Continue reading