Weekend in Barcelona

Last weekend, over Easter, we were off on our third and final trip for the month of March – this time to Barcelona. What a busy month!  Essentially we had 2 weekends at “home”, home being a relative term – one in Boston and one in Barcelona.  It was fun getting to be in both places that we once called home within 10 days of each other and recalling the things that make each of them special in our hearts. Continue reading

Final days in L’Estartit

While we had grandiose plans for taking lots of day trips when we arrived in Costa Brava, it being the first time we’ve rented a car as a family since we arrived in Spain, we didn’t end up going anywhere beyond that one trip to France.  And you know what, it was so relaxing to just sit around and not do much of anything.  I think overall it made the trip even better.  Naps, reading, dvds, walking around town, going to the beach – just total relaxation.  Continue reading

Cruising up the Coast… Nuria Excursion – L’Estartit Day 5

I’ll admit, I haven’t seen a lot of the countryside of Spain or for that matter, Europe.  I’m a New England girl and with the exception of some road trips in the US, I haven’t seen an amazing amount beyond New England.  So when I tell you that some of the most beautiful places I’ve seen in the world are in Spain, bear that in mind.  But it’s true… some of the most beautiful countryside I’ve seen to date has been here in Spain.  And most recently that includes L’Estartit on the northern coast.  The mountains reaching down to kiss Continue reading

L’Estartit, Costa Brava Vacation (Day 4) – Sigean Africaine Reserve, France


Today was the day we travelled to France. It really is cool knowing how close it is to get to – like driving to Maine…but it’s France!! We decided on the Sigean Africaine Reserve (not based on the rhino picture I assure you…) as a destination http://www.reserveafricainesigean.fr/. Our “trusty” GPS told us that we had just under 2 hours to go and off we went! Continue reading

On the road again…Vacation to L’Estartit, Costa Brava (Day 1-3)

On Saturday, we headed off on another whirlwind adventure here in Spain, this time to L’Estartit in Costa Brava, about 2 hours from us in Barcelona. L’Estartit is a beach town and for those in the know, know that we LOVE the beach. Yes, there is a beach in Barcelona – several of them in fact… but they are city beaches, not nice country ones. We decided to take the scenic route to get to L’Estartit since we couldn’t check Continue reading