Barcelona Cheat Sheet

Ending the Barcelona series with a functional cheat sheet that I’m hoping you can use as a quick printed reference in your trip, or to help you in your overall planning.  Download the printable quick guide & map here. WHERE TO STAY: Save: Praktik Rambla at apprxoximately €80/night Splurge: Hotel Arts Barcelona approximately €300/night WHERE …

Food map of Barcelona

There’s paella, and there’s wet yellow rice with 4 pieces of green peas mixed in.  Although Barcelona is known for amazing delicious food, it’s still not free from restaurants that serve… well… bad, inedible items they try to pass off as food.  ¡Que horror!  After 3 trips to Barcelona, I’ve had my own share of not so exemplary …

Barcelona’s best in a day

See Barcelona in one day complete with merienda and a Spanish guitar performance?  It’s very possible!  A weekend (or 2 days) in Barcelona is more than enough time which is good news for us time to those of us who don’t have a lot of vacation days to spare.  Here’s Part 1 of the series:  …

Travel in style in 2013

Leave your sweats at home.  Or better yet, grab your sweats and use them to hide and tuck away your gym shoes as far from your packing area as possible.  Unless, of course, a bootcamp is your next travel destination. In 2012, I made a very conscious effort to give my travel wardrobe just as …

Weekend in Copenhagen

To end the series on Copenhagen, I’m sharing the itinerary we followed when we spent a weekend back in July. We followed the usual formula of our weekend trips:  Fly in Friday evening, spend all of Saturday and Sunday touring, and fly back to Amsterdam Sunday night.  A weekend would not be enough time for …

Getting a Noma reservation

Getting a reservation in Noma is almost impossible.  Almost, but not entirely.  I personally do not know anyone else in my network who has been to Noma, but I am testament to the fact that regular people—not just journalists or food critics—can secure a table.  With a lot of preparation and a little bit of …