ahhhhhh, this photo describes me perfectly!

I wish I could do it more often but traveling can be very expensive, even though I’m pretty sure I could plan any trip within a reasonable budget. I try to take at least 1 good trip a year. Last year I went to Europe in May. We found a cruise from Barcelona that was priced really cheap – I mean like 5 days under $300 a person cheap! We got to stay a total of 2 days in Barcelona and spent one day each in Cannes, Pisa/Florence & Rome. It was the most amazing trip I have ever been on and I am totally in LOVE with Italy because of it and feel the exact opposite of Cannes after spending a few hours there lol

I don’t think words can ever truly describe the experience traveling gives you.

This is the plan for our September 2013 trip:


Budapest –> Prague –> Berlin

(maybe with a quick stop in Dresden)

We will take trains in between each city and we will do it all in a total of 11 days!

We basically planned this trip ending in Berlin so we can partake in some Oktoberfest activities! 🙂

Any suggestions for hotel/restaurant recommendations and must see’s?


Sagrada Familia

Sagrada Familia 2

Sagrada Familia 3

Sagrada Familia 4

Personal Photographs By S.M

Arch of Constantine

beautiful view of The Arch of Constantine through the Colosseum ♥

Personal Photograph By S.M

I had the amazing opportunity to visit a few different countries in Europe a few months back – Barcelona being one of them. Even though my visit was short, I fell in love with this vibrant city and all that it has to offer. Spain is known to have some of the best food in the world so I did some research to find out where I should eat while there. I came across numerous 5 star reviews on a place called: Tickets. With a reservation waitlist that is as long as 2 months, I knew I had to get in to this Tapas Bar. Long story short – we got a reservation and this place is all that it was hyped up to be and more. It was hands down one of the most memorable stops on the whole vacation and I highly recommend it to anyone visiting Barcelona. The owner of Tickets, Albert Adria, was interviewed by Anthony Bourdain on No Reservations: Spain


The Entrance


Menu Cover


Chefs hard at work


Watermelon “impregnated” with Sangria


the famous El Bulli “olives”


The Living Forest

I hope to someday return to Barcelona and when I do – I will definitely be heading back to this place. Have you ever been to Barcelona? If so, what other restaurants do you recommend?


My Review on Trip Advisor

Tickets Website



Personal Photograph By S.M