aibnb

Guide to Airbnb (and other rental websites)

Airbnb, Homeaway, and other house rentals are increasingly gaining popularity. Rental properties can be found for most any locations, however they are most prevalent in large metropolitan destinations. Rental properties are especially good for travelers who will be in a single destination for a longer time and prefer having privacy, a kitchen, and space in exchange for…

Hostel

Guide to Hostels

Hostels are popular and cheap accommodations when traveling abroad. Hostels are usually dorm style rooms with shared bathroom and kitchen facilities. Their greatest advantage is often their low price, but access to a kitchen and the social atmosphere are desirable perks too.

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Lisbon, Portugal

We are excited to start a short new series featuring my sister’s trips to the Iberian peninsula. Her first destination, and one of the favorites, was Lisbon.

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Barcelona, Spain – Part 2

Once we were joined by Jon’s parents, our entourage was complete and we were ready to tackle Barcelona’s most famous and grand sights. We were also lucky to have our parents with us to experience the vibrant neighborhoods and delicious food of Barcelona.

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Barcelona, Spain – Part 1

Move over, thirty-somethings. The sixty-somethings have arrived (Alexis’ mom, MaryLou, guest blogger, and dad, Ed). Barcelona is a city best seen on foot, and Alexis and Jon (A&J), having been there 6 years ago, showed us why they fell in love with it.