If you want to see more about the first part of our day in Barcelona at the Parc Guell, Sagrada Familia, and Las Ramblas before reading on, click here! We spent the afternoon and evening in Barcelona checking out even more Gaudi masterpieces and enjoying the gorgeous city. Our two big stops were the Casa Mila and the Casa Battlo, which are two apartment buildings just a few blocks away from . . .
On our last day of the cruise we woke up early, grabbed our bags, and were off the ship and in a cab into Barcelona by 6:15 am! We wanted to spend every moment we could exploring Barcelona. After being away for a luxurious 9 days, I unfortunately had to get back to work, otherwise I would have loved to spend a few more days here exploring. We checked into an amazing hotel, Grand Hotel Central, in . . .
On our second day in Spain we explored Palma de Mallorca. It was a gorgeous town, with stunning architecture and beautiful views and so much history. Our ship docked right in the harbor and we were able to just walk into the old town. The Balearic Islands are incredible. I can see why Mallorca is such a popular beach spot for Europeans! The two major historic sites in the old town are . . .
Today I'm talking about our day in Ibiza, Spain! Now, when you hear Ibiza, you typically think crazy nightlife and wild clubbing. While that's there if you want it, there is so much more to Ibiza, including beautiful beaches and an adorable old town that reminded me of Mykonos! Get ready for a picture overload with this post, because the beach of Cala Comte and the streets of the old town were . . .
On the fifth day of our cruise we went to Nîmes and then saw the Pont du Gard. I loved our time in France on this trip. I hadn't been to France in years and I was soaking up every moment. Looking back at these photos reminds me how lovely and quaint the city of Nîmes is. It was a bit more off-the-beaten-path than some of our other stops and much less touristy than Nice and Cinque Terre, and as a . . .
We spent the Fourth Day of our Mediterranean Cruise with Celebrity Cruises in St. Tropez. Let's just say I can see why Brigitte Bardot decided to make this gorgeous town her home. The streets are so colorful and charming, and the town is filled with winding roads leading to squares with blossoming flowers and quaint cafes. St. Tropez is everything you dream the South of France will . . .
We spent the third day of our cruise in Nice and Monaco. I absolutely loved the South of France. This was my first time there, and it completely captivated me. It was stunning, and the water was so blue, and the towns so gorgeous. You can see why the French call it the Côte d'Azur (the literal translation is something like "the bright blue coast")! Like our last port, Portofino, we had to take . . .
We spent the second day of our cruise through Italy, France, and Spain in beautiful Portofino and Cinque Terre. It was just as stunning as you would imagine! But oh my goodness, was it a crazy travel day to see it all. We took 4 (!!) boat rides, 2 bus rides, and 2 train rides before the day was over. But then you take one look at one of those gorgeous seaside views, and you realize that it was all . . .
I am finally getting around to recapping the amazing trip I took with my family to Europe at the end of July! We took a cruise through Italy, France, and Spain on Celebrity Cruises and it was absolutely amazing, completely restorative, and so much fun! I still am shocked at the amount of ground we were able to cover in only 9 days! Because I spent each day in a totally new and different . . .