10 Places to Visit in Barcelona in 3 Days

10 Must See Places in Barcelona

With almost a year to plan and do research, my solo trip to Barcelona was one of the most off the beaten path trips ever. I love looking at architecture when traveling; in Barcelona, Antoni Gaudi and architecture go hand in hand. From the visiting the Gothic Quarter to strolling down Passeig de Gràcia, the views around the city are breathtaking. If you’re in the planning stages of your trip, here...

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...

15 Life Lessons Learned on the Hike to Sant Jeroni

15 Life Lessons Learned on the Hike to Sant Jeroni

I try my best to learn SOMETHING new when traveling solo and my recent hike to Sant Jeroni in Montserrat was definitely life-changing. The highest peak is 1,236 m (4,055 ft). The hike to Sant Jeroni is an estimated 4-5 hours going up and down, but it took me close to 7. I wanted to turn back so many times, but I happy to say I completed it. Here are fifteen life lessons...