How to take the Train from Barcelona to Montserrat

R5 to Montserrat from Barcelona via train

On my recent solo trip to Barcelona, I could’ve purchased advanced tours to Montserrat via Expedia, Viator, my hotel’s concierge service, or even get a private taxi, but I missed my chance due to last minute decisions. Luckily the front desk associate was able to suggest an alternate route: traveling by train. If you want to save some money and get a feel for a local’s way of going, here’s...

2016 Travel Roundup

2016 Travel Roundup

2016 is coming to a close and I’m excited to share a roundup of my travels for the year. Between discovering extra vacation days and finding flight deals, random trips seemed to come up a lot this year. Including day, weekend trips, and days off,  I visited 5 countries and enjoyed each and every experience. Here’s how I traveled in 2016 while still working a full time job. January: Atlanta, GA I kicked...

3 Airbnb Alternatives Perfect for Budget Travelers

3 Airbnb Alternatives Perfect for Budget Travelers

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post but some links are affiliate links. Do you have a large family and want to save some money on lodging costs for vacation? A vacation rental may be your answer. The number one thing I look for when planning out any vacation, especially after finding a flight deal is the cost of lodging. Our most recent family vacation included 10 adults and 5 children. Staying at Disney resorts...

Celebrating Summer at Splish Splash Waterpark

Splish Splash Kiddie Slides

Many thanks to Splish Splash Waterpark for providing complimentary tickets. As always, all opinions expressed are my own. June has a busy month for my family. School is over, both of my nieces celebrated birthdays, and my nephew is going to kindergarten come fall. To wrap all the celebrations in one fun-filled day, we took a day trip to Splish Splash Waterpark last weekend. Below are our favorite rides for the day....

Favorite Trucks at the Philly Cheesesteak Festival

I was provided press passes to the Philly Cheesesteak Festival. In late October, my sister, niece, nephews and I took a day trip to Philadelphia for the first Philly Cheesesteak Festival. Since I was there as press and my niece and youngest nephew wanted to have some fun, I decided to let them choose their favorites as we ate samples. This was also their first time having cheesesteaks. Check out our top three...

2015 Travel Roundup

2015 Travel Roundup

If you follow me on Instagram, you know I’ve been out and about in and out of NYC this year. Including day/weekend trips, and full vacations I visited 3 countries and 6 US cities. I’m not rolling over days and some planned trips will be longer than my normal 3-5 day getaways so 2016 will probably be less. I get this question a lot, so here’s how I took advantage...

Family Road Trip Essentials

A few weeks ago, my sister niece and nephews joined me on a road trip to the Cheesesteak Festival in Philadelphia. The ride was especially exciting for me because it was my first time getting behind the wheel outside of NYC since getting my license back in March. My family and I are always taking road trips whether it be for the day, extended weekend or a family vacation. Below...