European Vacation

I’ve always dreamed of going to Europe, so it’s completely surreal to me that I got to take 2 weeks off and go to Spain and Italy.

I love to travel, but because I can work from wherever I have the mindset of, “I’ll work while I’m traveling”. Which is great and such a privilege, but this is the first trip I’ve had where I took the entire time off, in fact I was encouraged to. It felt amazing. And when I came back to work, I felt recharged.

Here are some of my favorite pictures from Barcelona, Spain.

Barcelona was gorgeous, I think my FAVORITE spot of the entire trip was Parc del Laberint d’Horta. It was completely off the beaten path, but the labyrinth was gorgeous and so peaceful. I didn’t want to leave, ever!

My favorite place for tapas was Ciudad Condal. We went back several times, because their tapas were superb.

We also went to the Museu d’Historia de Barcelona you can find it in the Gothic Quarter and features some underground Roman ruins of the city. Was super fascinating!

For a touristy spot, which is also kindof a must see, we went to  Park Güell, which is packed (so if you go- book your reservation online ahead of time)

And finally we also went to The Montserrat. Which is a monastery in the mountains. The views are incredible. We got kind of a late start, but if you go earlier in the day- they have incredible hikes and views. Could probably spend all day up there!

Next up was Rome, Italy.

Rome was probably my favorite city overall. But at this point, I stopped taking a million photos.

 

We stayed at this gorgeous little Airbnb near the city center of Roma, and the view from window is just so perfect. Everything was narrow cobblestone streets.

I did a lot less touristy things here and mostly spent my days walking around, taking in sights, shopping at farmer’s markets, sipping wine, and eating the best pasta I’ve ever had in my life.

I got lost and found an incredible view of the Roman Forum. Toured the Colosseum. Which is huge, but when you stop and think about it, is also incredibly sad. How many lives were lost there- for what? Entertainment?

I think what blew my mind the most, was how much history was around every corner. So often I would pass things and then only later realize their historical significance.

Rome was gorgeous. I would to go back for a much longer trip in Italy.

So that’s it! That was my fabulous European adventure!