We did it! We took our first trip abroad with Otis and it turned out pretty lovely. He slept on the plane, enjoyed all the attention, and Steve and I still felt like we had a holiday, even with a baby … [Read more...] about Barcelona with a baby – travel tips and advice
I fell in love with Spain at age 13 on an exchange to Oviedo. It's retained a special place in my heart ever since and its a country I always return to – especially my favourite city Barcelona. Here are our stories from Spain. We also have a < a href ="https://www.bridgesandballoons.com/category/travel-stories/spain/barcelona/">section on Barcelona, including this guide to the city.
I’ve said it many times on this blog, but Barcelona is one of my favourite cities in the world. It’s like a second home to me: the place where I mended a broken heart, re-found my independence and … [Read more...] about Barcelona: favourites, old and new
“How long are you off for?” “Maybe 2-5 years, who knows?” said Steve 730 days ago at our party to say goodbye. It was an answer said half-jokingly. We had no idea what this journey would look like or … [Read more...] about Year two on the road in photos
Barcelona can't help but be a city we love. It's where we first got together on on fateful trip that started as a couple of friends back in 2008. Since then, we've both lived in the city for … [Read more...] about We love Barcelona: a photo story
We don't often write whole posts dedicated to a place we've stayed, but sometimes a rare find pops up that is so darn wonderful (and photogenic), it has to be shared, and Mas Can Batlle in Santa Pau, … [Read more...] about Special Stays: Mas Can Batlle, La Garrotxa
With a name and design like ours, it was about time we went up in a hot air balloon, and we were delighted when Vol de Coloms invited us to do just that on a recent trip to Catalonia. Me oh my, what a … [Read more...] about The day we went in a hot air balloon. Oh my.
It’s 365 days since we stepped out of our empty London home onto the early morning streets of Peckham and made our way to Rio. Twelve months and twelve countries later, we’re in Mexico with no … [Read more...] about A year on the road in photos…
Back in July, I received an email from Kate McCulley, better known as Adventurous Kate. She was replying to an email I'd sent, and in it she mentioned an event she and a group of other experienced … [Read more...] about Introducing the blog house…
Yesterday I wrote my tops tips for what to do in Barcelona, one of my favourite cities in the world. Here's the second part. covering one of the best aspects of the city - where to eat, drink and go … [Read more...] about Where to eat, drink and go out in Barcelona
Barcelona will always be dear to my heart. It's where I overcame heartbreak and re-found my independence – and later where Steve and I got together. I was always told I'd love it there, but I … [Read more...] about Things to do in Barcelona, my home from home