How to Get to Montserrat from Barcelona via Train

R5 to Montserrat from Barcelona via train

On my recent trip to Barcelona, I could’ve purchased advanced tours to Montserrat via Expedia, Viator, the 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 of a local’s way of going, here’s how...

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...

3 Airbnb Alternatives Perfect for Budget Travelers

3 Airbnb Alternatives Perfect for Budget Travelers

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 are already expensive so we rented a house for the week. The vacation...

Celebrating Summer at Splish Splash Waterpark

Splish Splash Kiddie Slides

[box]Many thanks to Splish Splash Waterpark for providing complimentary tickets. As always, all opinions expressed are my own.[/box] 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

[box]I was provided press passes to the Philly Cheesesteak Festival. As always, all opinions are my own.[/box] 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...

Family Road Trip Essentials

A few weeks ago, my sister niece and nephews joined me on a road trip to the Cheese Steak 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....

Facing Fears in The 2016 Hyundai Elantra GT

[disclaim]Many thanks to Drive Shop and Hyundai for providing the 2016 Hyundai Elantra GT for my review. As always, all opinions expressed are my own. [/disclaim] I’ve had my license for a while, but probably used the privilege five or six times total. Despite me having the ability to purchase or rent a car on my own, I didn’t mainly because of fear. All of that changed when I got...