Europe Day 1: Barcelona

I am so sorry that I'm only now getting around to recapping our fabulous trip across the pond. Slacking at it's finest....

We had an overnight flight to Barcelona which meant we should have slept on the plane since we landed around 8:30am Barcelona time (2:30am our time), but of course we both only drifted in and out while watching movies. We checked into our hotel right away, but our room wasn't ready yet which was just what we needed to get out and explore the city so we could get accustomed to their time zone and not sleep the day away.

*Very picture heavy post*

*Last glimpse of the U.S. as we flew towards Europe for the 1st time*

*Free beer and wine on American Airlines transatlantic flights*

We stayed at Hotel Barcelona Universal which was within walking distance to La Rambla and other spectacular sites such as the Arc de Triomf and La Catedral. It also had beautiful views from the roof top pool of Mount Tibidabo (Any fan of Friends will be excited by that!) and the Mediterranean. 

Our room at Hotel Barcelona Universal

*Columbus Monument*

*La Rambla*

*Placa del Rei*

*Arc de Triomf*

We were sooooo exhausted, but we powered on through the city :)

*My 1st European gelato*

*Roof top pool at our hotel*

*Roof top retreat area*

Hope you enjoyed my Barcelona pictures, there was so much more we wanted to see but we're proud of ourselves for all the walking and site seeing we did on an hour or two of sleep. 

Tomorrow, I'll post pictures from our Mediterranean cruise on the Norwegian Epic which was a gorgeous ship!


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  1. Looks like a great start to your adventure - looking forward to seeing the rest of the recaps!

  2. barcelona is one of the places i'd like to visit one day! before we went to italy, it was a toss up between spain and italy and italy won out (since my husband has family there).

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  3. Barcelona is one of my favorite cities - the people watching on La Rambla is always the best!! Looks like a fab hotel as well! Can't wait for more!

  4. Love the pictures, everything looks so beautiful and you guys look great! The time change would be killer, I bet it was sooo hard to not go back and crash!

  5. Looks like a great start to the trip! Hope you guys got to catch up on some sleep before the cruise! I've yet to try gelato!

  6. Thank you for sharing, loved all of the pics! You look so pretty, love that maxi :)

  7. I just entered your giveaway and your trip looks AMAZING!!! Wow that hotel roof looks awesome! I love how you captioned the gelato as the "first." I hope there are many more to come!

  8. That rooftop looks amazing! Barcelona looks gorgeous. Love how everyone was outside and walking around.

  9. looks like you did the trip right! this brings back memories of my time in barcelona last year! so much fun!! I'm jealous!

  10. I love that last photo of the US! And the view from the top of your hotel... AWESOME!

  11. Been dying to go there - can't wait to see more!

  12. WOW, it is incredibly beautiful. I bet the gelato was amazing :) I just love the old architecture!

    and uhhh that rooftop, AH-MAZING

  13. Good for you getting out and doing stuff. It truly is the best thing to do to acclimate to the new time zone.

  14. Beautiful pictures! The architecture there is amazing! Oh my goodness! Looks like y'all had a fabulous time :)

  15. So fun! Barcelona is definitely on my bucket list!

  16. Barcelona looks gorgeous! It's def on my list of to-do's (I live in Italy so it's not too far!!). And I so wish I had a roof top retreat to... retreat to!

  17. So I know I'm like two years late to commenting. I just clicked the travel tab. I too am a style blogger who loves to travel. I'd love to in the future mix some travel posts in my style postings.

    I went to Barcelona last summer and loved it. Your hotel looks amazing!