An 8-Day Solo Trip Itinerary for Barcelona, Lisbon, and Albufeira

An 8-Day Solo Trip Itinerary for Barcelona, Lisbon, and Albufeira

I took an 8-day (partial) solo trip to Barcelona, Lisbon and Albufeira the first week of July and had an incredible time exploring these wonderful cities. Many friends have asked how I got around by myself and what I did on my trip, so here is a detailed itinerary of things to do and where to go if you are considering a similar trip.

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We Visited These 6 Popular Tourist Destinations and Answer the Most Frequently Asked Questions

We Visited These 6 Popular Tourist Destinations and Answer the Most Frequently Asked Questions

We love getting questions from our friends, family, and readers and wanted to write about the most common questions we get asked about these popular and famous tourist destinations we’ve visited.

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Hotel Review: Ayre Hotel Caspe in Barcelona

Hotel Review: Ayre Hotel Caspe in Barcelona

If you’re looking for a budget hotel in Barcelona with high ratings, Ayre Hotel Caspe is the perfect accommodation for you. I know you can save tons of money on hostels but I personally like to have my own space, so Ayre Hotel Caspe was the best option.

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Top Antoni Gaudí Sites in Barcelona and the Best Times to Visit

Top Antoni Gaudí Sites in Barcelona and the Best Times to Visit

If you’re visiting Barcelona and have started your research, I’m sure you have heard the name Gaudí come up several times. Antoni Gaudí is a legend in Barcelona as he was one of the greatest architects in the world. His imagination and creativity is so fascinating and unique that you start to understand why he is such a big deal with each Antoni Gaudí location you visit. I managed to do four of the famous Gaudí sites and they were all beautiful and original in their own right.

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How To Visit 3 Countries in One Day from Barcelona: Spain, France and Andorra

How To Visit 3 Countries in One Day from Barcelona: Spain, France and Andorra

When I booked my trip to Barcelona, I was looking at different tours I could do while I was there. There were so many to choose from but what really caught my eye was the Three Countries in One Day Tour. At first, I was confused at what the third country was. I knew Barcelona was close to the French border but had no idea Andorra was even a country until I started looking into this tour. I was intrigued and decided to go with it.

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A Visit to Antoni Gaudi's Casa Batllo in Barcelona, Spain

A Visit to Antoni Gaudi's Casa Batllo in Barcelona, Spain

Everyone raves about La Sagrada Familia and Park Guell but I have to say that Casa Batlló was my favorite Antoni Gaudí site to visit. It was far less crowded than the other two popular sites and I was able view the rooms and architecture as long as I wanted without being overcrowded with tourists for the most part.

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Transportation in Barcelona - Getting To and From the Airport and Around the City

Transportation in Barcelona - Getting To and From the Airport and Around the City

When I visited Lisbon and parts of Portugal, I was very confused by their transportation system. In Barcelona, it was the complete opposite. They have an excellent transportation system and it was super easy to get around everywhere. This is coming from someone that gets lost easily, so if you are a natural at finding your way around cities, Barcelona will be a breeze.

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Casa Mila a.k.a La Pedrera - Gaudi’s World Famous UNESCO World Heritage Building in Barcelona

Casa Mila a.k.a La Pedrera - Gaudi’s World Famous UNESCO World Heritage Building in Barcelona

This was my first Antoni Gaudi building I visited and I was excited to learn all there was to know about one of the greatest architects of all time. All of Gaudi’s buildings are uniquely shaped, so you notice it right away when you approach it. Casa Mila had interesting curves sticking out like humps or waves and the balconies had interesting plant-like fences.

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The Perfect Airbnb Stay in the Heart of Barcelona

The Perfect Airbnb Stay in the Heart of Barcelona

I have used Airbnb in the past but this was my first time getting a private room instead of the entire home. This Airbnb rental looked amazing with the Baroque style floors (that are protected by the local Department of Culture) and the private balconies is just what I wanted to be immersed in the Barcelona culture.

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Why You Should Try an Airbnb Experience - Photoshoot in Barcelona

Why You Should Try an Airbnb Experience - Photoshoot in Barcelona

I have been seeing these Airbnb Experiences pop up on my Airbnb feed every time I go on their website and I finally decided to try one out in Barcelona to see what it was all about. There were several interesting and unique Airbnb Experiences and I wanted to do all of them but only had time for one, so I chose the experience called Photoshoot in Barcelona Secret Corners

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