July 18, 2017

HOSTAL FONTANELLA REVIEW ~ BARCELONA, SPAIN



We were looking for a place to stay on our way home from Malta.  We had  an overnight stay in Barcelona  before flying back to the US the next morning.  We arrived by bus from Girona and it was pouring rain. We walked from the bus station to the Hostel Fontanella and I was so thankful  that I had only brought a small suitcase since I had to pick up several times to avoid puddles of water.  



July 13, 2017

FLIGHTS FROM DALLAS TO EUROPE FOR AROUND $400!


There are so many great deals on flights to Europe from the US right now.  The best way to find the cheapest flights is to go to Skyscanner.  Type in your nearest large airport and type "Everywhere" in the "to" box.  (A blue pop up box will usually appear).  

Under date click the "whole month" tab and then click "cheapest month."  This will give you an idea of everywhere you can fly and what the price will be.  

It's my favorite search tool for flights.

July 9, 2017

AFFORDABLE LODGING IN BARCELONA WITH AIRBNB



We wanted to stay near the Placa Catalunya since we would be arriving by Aerobus from the airport.  It is a central location filled with shopping centers and department stores.  

This apartment is a short walk from the bus stop and you can easily walk to the Gothic quarters and Las Ramblas.  There are plenty of restaurant nearby with a wide variety of menus and prices.  You can read all posts about the different areas of Barcelona that we have visited HERE.  

The apartment was spotless, comfortable and spacious. The bathroom is large with a great shower. I would recommend this place to anyone visiting Barcelona. Our host Magda was so sweet. We called her once our plane had landed and she met us at the apartment.  She showed us around the apartment and left the keys with us. I highly recommend this apartment if you are looking a place to stay in Barcelona.


The two photos above were taken from the balcony of the apartment.  

July 2, 2017

GRAND TURK - BEAUTIFUL BY NATURE



This is the fourth island that my daughter, sister, mother, and niece visited on their Caribbean cruise.  I have added a few photos with travel information below.  You can see the entire post with more photos on my sister's blog Live Life Be Happy.  


While you are there, check out some of her other travel destinations.  She has tons of information on Florida Beaches along with beautiful photos and descriptions.  It's perfect for those wanting to vacation in Florida but haven't decided on a destination

If you missed the other posts about countries visited on this cruise.......Aruba ~ Curacao ~ Dominican Republic.


July 1, 2017

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC HAS IT ALL


Of all of the countries my daughter has visited (20 so far), Dominican Republic is at the top of her list for most beautiful.   


This is another stop on the Caribbean cruise that my daughter, sister, and niece went on a couple of years ago.  You can check out the entire post about this island at Live Life Be Happy.

While you are there, check out some of her other travel destinations.  She has tons of information on Florida Beaches along with beautiful photos and descriptions.  It's perfect for those wanting to vacation in Florida but haven't decided on a destination. 

June 30, 2017

CURACAO - A UNIQUE CARIBBEAN ISLAND


Don't you just love the colors of the buildings in the photo above?  This photo was taken by my sister at her blog  Live Life Be Happy.  While you are there, check out some of her other travel destinations.  She has tons of information on Florida Beaches along with beautiful photos and descriptions.  It's perfect for those wanting to vacation in Florida but haven't decided on a destination. 

If you missed the other posts about countries visited on this cruise.......Aruba ~ Grand Turk ~ Dominican Republic.