Jan 25, 2016

Barcelona with Journy

I was quite lucky to kick off my 2016 travels with a 72-hour jaunt in Barcelona. I had never been to Spain before and now after this little taste, I'm more than ready to explore more. I mean, how could I not want to spend more time in a place where I can get a glass of cava for 1.25 euro? And walk into any old shop off the street and have the best ham sandwich of my life (for 1.80 euro!)? Or find a coffee shop serving my favorite coffee producer's beans on kalita wave (and, you guessed it, charging way under typical prices for it)? I could talk your ear off about the seafood and the wine and the ham, but I'll let you feast on some photos instead.

First, though, let's talk about Journy, the service that brought me to Barcelona and gave me the recommendations and bookings I knew I could trust. Journy offers custom travel planning for modern travelers, sourcing recommendations from chefs, sommeliers, editors, in-the-know locals and other experts, while taking in account your interests and preferences. Though I love traveling, I barely have time to pack before a trip let alone do the proper research for it, and if I do have the time, I don't want to spend it knee-deep in research (ok, I'm lazy, all right?), so this kind of service is a godsend for me. If you're planning a trip and curious about the service, for a limited time, use code 'ALICEGAO' for 25% off. Oh, and don't miss the Journy stories page, where you can find a little Q+A with me and more featured recommendations from other Journyists.







17 comments :

  1. LOVE THIS! I can hear you telling me all about it. Now hungry.

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  2. great pics and edit and layout.... Jim Franco

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  3. Coincidently, I just watched a travel tv show about Barcelona and now I am reading your post about Barcelona. It is a beautiful and unique city. Food look amazing too. I am definitely love to travel there in future.

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  4. Love these photos! You made me miss Barcelona<3

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  5. One of my favorite cities. You should return in summer for the beach - it's crystal clear water you can see down to your toes! so beautiful.

    Also,

    I'm curious what your most used lens is on your Sony a7? or your favorite lens? :)

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    1. I'd love to return in the summer!
      I use the 35mm the most, probably 97% of the time haha. I also have a 55mm for it.

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  6. Okay, I'm from Barcelona but I'm going to need to save this guide and be a tourist in my own city! I guess we get too used to live somewhere that we forget to explore.

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  8. thank you for the tips! I will follow them next time I visit Barcelona :)

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