I’m excited about this Spring for a multitude of reasons. First of all, it’s not snowing/hailing/sleeting/freezing/polar vortexing & that’s always cause for celebration in my book. Another reason is that next month, I’m going to Barcelona!
What kind of traveler are you? Do you like leisurely walks and discovering a city on your owns terms and at your own pace? Or are you insanely detailed and organized about your itinerary? I’m all about the latter.
Don’t get me wrong. Spontaneity is awesome; it’s great if I’m heading to a sultry place like the Caribbean for a long weekend to lounge and sip fruity drinks with tiny umbrellas (something I’m not totally opposed to). But if I’m going to any part of Europe for the first time ever, I’d rather plan every single second and cram as much sightseeing as I physically can in a short amount of time.
Take this Barcelona trip as an example. I’ve heard that they have great beaches and an exciting bar scene. But what about the Dali Museum? Picasso? The Sagrada Familia? Gaudi? And how about the wineries? Honestly, I’d rather sniff wines in a dank cellar than lounge around at the beach. I’m
nerdy cool like that. Anyway, if you’re curious about my week-long schedule in Barcelona, scroll down! ;-)
I did my itinerary through Viator. I don’t know if you guys are familiar with the site but it’s AMAZING if you’re like me and prefer to book tours in advance. I’m all about reservations so it’s perfect for me; it’s like Yelp & Opentable all rolled into one except you’re reserving an afternoon walking tour instead of a table for dinner. I used this site when I went to Paris almost two years ago and it’s a godsend.
Click on the respective links for details:
Modernism & Gaudi Walking Tour / Gothic Quarter Morning Walk / La Pedrera at Night / Best of Barcelona including Sagrada Familia / FC Barcelona Stadium / Tapas & Wine / Montserrat & Cava Day Trip / Dali Museum & Cadaques / Casa Batilo, Picasso Museum, & Palau de la Musica
So now let me stop gushing because I’m starting to sound like a paid advertisement. See below for my awesome scheduling skillzs!