Bunkers del Carmel

City Walk

Font Màgica (The Magic Fountain of Montjuïc)

Warm ocean swim

Sagrada Família

Fiesta del Born y Sant Pere en Barcelona

Stairs of Montjuïc

03:00 (3AM) Metro

Me and everyone else trying to get home after a party of a party 03:00 (3AM)


Fresh water while watching a football match

Park Güell

Casa Milà, also known as La Pedrera, was the last private residence designed by Gaudí

Construction started on Sagrada Família on March 19, 1882. Completion of the cathedral will be in 2026. The architect, Antoni Gaudí, died after being hit by a tram in 1926

Brisk walk after watching the football match

I had wanted to visit Barcelona, for years. I wanted to experience the air, food, and most of all, the culture. So, I set my goal and started to look for flights that worked for me. Finally, I was able to find a responsibly priced ticket, so I booked it! No hesitation, no reconsiderations, I just booked it. Right after I booked, I thought to myself, “What have I done?!” Ha!

Once I got over the initial shock of booking a flight to a country I didn’t know much about, I started telling some of my friends of my Barcelona summer plans. Everyone had the same reaction, “That’s one of my favorite cities!” And now that my trip has concluded, I can now say the same…Barcelona is one of my favorite cities. Barcelona had parties and celebrations for nearly everything. Whilst I was there, I partook in a “Full Moon” party,  “Fiesta Del Born” celebration, European football game watching parties, then there were parties to recover from the previous party, and parties to celebrate the happiness you felt from the pervious party!  I enjoyed eating lunch between 14:00-15:00 (2-4PM) and dinner at around 21:30-22:00 (9:30-10PM). I walked and took the metro to all the places I needed to get to. The air was clear, the food was fresh, and the breeze was warm. I met some incredible people that I will never forget. This trip was by far one of the best I have had thus far. See you when I see you, Barcelona!

July 15, 2018 0 comment
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Here I am in Iceland for a quick pitstop before I head to Barcelona. This spring/summer is one of the gloomiest Iceland has seen in many, many years. Odd, yes, since the rest of Europe doesn’t know what to do with all the heat and sunshine they have been getting.  Apparently, Iceland rained Every. Single. Day in the month of May, and here we are in June and it’s been raining ever since I have been here. Oh well. I suppose people don’t come here for the sunshine, do they?

June 29, 2018 0 comment
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I love Malibu. This was my first beach visit of the year, and it couldn’t be more beautiful. What is it about hearing the waves crash that brings so much peace– And the sound of the wind whistling past my face that has me forgetting about all of my worries? I hope to get out to the beach more often now that the weather has started to clear up.  It’s been pretty chilly since January and today was really one of the first warmer days in a long time.

June 28, 2018 0 comment
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Sitting in one of the most meditative spaces of the Getty Villa

The beautiful Villa arches

My view of the peristyle garden from the balcony of the Getty Villa

My daughter and I visited the Getty Villa, Malibu California and the day of our reservation happen to be during the warmest days of the year thus far.  The grounds, statues, and sculptures were all very impressive. We watched a short film on the history of the Getty Villa and took advantage of the free individual audio tour, which I recommend!

May 9, 2018 0 comment
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Entering Rauðfeldsgjá through the massive crack on the Eastern side known as Botnsfjall. -1C

On my way to falling down

Gerðuberg Cliffs were hard to get to, but totally worth the mini hike in the snow. 0C

Prepping to climb into the massive crack known as Botnsfjall.-1C 

Standing right in the middle of a road

My Atlantic Ocean view from the black rock cliff

 Such an adventure! I had the opportunity to visit a part of Iceland I had never been to. Starting off in the city, the weather was fine…about 2C (36F), but as soon as I made it in the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, temps dropped and a snowstorm presented itself!

April 8, 2018 0 comment
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