Month: September 2015

Tips for getting to the airport on time

Barecelona airport tipsAfter many months of saving money, you’ve finally managed to save just enough so that you can finally go on the vacation you always want to take. However, there’s just one small detail: you haven’t flown in years, so things like getting to the airport, checking in for your flight, getting through security and then to your gate can be a bit troublesome. Worry not, since we already did the hard work for you and wrote the guide below on the best way to get from your home to the airport fast and always on time.

Things to Pack

Depending on how long your vacation is going to be, it’s always recommended that you only pack the necessities.  Keep in mind that you can’t take everything with you, so even if you plan on going hunting when you arrive at tour destination, you won’t be able to take your favorite gun along. In fact, for any item that you’re not sure you can take with you, it’s best to get in touch with the TSA and ask them about it. As always, asking is better than having to discard your items at the airport and eventually have them destroyed.

Getting to the Airport

Barcelona getting to airport tipsDepending on how far away the airport is, the traffic, time of day, getting to the airport can be the most nerve racking part of your vacation.  It is recommended to arrive 2 hours early for domestic flights and 3 hours early for international flights.  If you drive yourself to the airport, you need to plan appropriately for traffic getting there.  Then you must park your car.  If you park in economy parking which is cheaper, plan enough time to catch the shuttle to the terminal.  To get dropped off at the curb of the terminal, have a friend or family drive you to the airport.  Or if you have the extra money go with a taxi, bus or better yet a limo. (My friend has a great limo company you can check out here.)  Once they pick you up, you can relax.  They will get you to the airport on time.  They will deal with the traffic and there is no parking to worry about.  Now that you are at the airport you need to check in.

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Visiting the Gothic Quarter And Its Incredible Adjacent Tourist Attractions

Street in gothic quarter in Barcelona.

Street in gothic quarter in Barcelona.

As part of the Ciutat Vella or Old Town along with Barceloneta, La Raval and La Ribera, the Gothic Quarter is one of the most imposing landmarks in Spain. Potentially eerie to a first time visitor, but brimming with historical value, visiting the Barri Gotic feels like taking a trip back in time to an age when the world was in the midst of a tumultuous change and transition that left its mark on every culture on the continent. So what is there to see here and what are some of the best places you should visit when coming to the Barri Gotic for the first time? Well, about that and more we’re going to talk about in the following paragraphs.

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What you need to know about the Sagrada familia

The Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, Barcelona

The Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, Barcelona

It may very well be unfinished, but the truth is that Sagrada Familia attracts more than 2.8 million visitors every year, making it the most popular tourist attraction in Spain. The Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Familia was one of the biggest obsessions of Antoni Gaudi who dedicated the remaining years of his life to finishing it, but unfortunately, that never was to be. The idea of building this amazing architectural work of art stemmed from the desire of the conservative society of the time that wished to construct a temple so that people can atone for the city’s sins of modernity. Because of its importance for the people, Gaudi regarded this project his most important he’d ever attempted and did everything he could in order to secure its completion.

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Top 5 Dangerously Delicious Foods You Should Try In Barcelona

Crema Catalana

Crema Catalana

Even if one would want to, emulating Spain’s gastronomical variety will prove to be an impossible task. That’s because there are so many regions in Spain and each of them has their own specialties, that as a tourist, you’ll find it very hard to know where and what you would like to try first.

Spain is famous around the world for a lot of things, including the islands, the siestas, the incredible nightlife, the long lazy sunny days, but also its amazing coastlines and the sensual sound of flamenco. However, Spain is also known very well for its delicious food, surprising you with its incredible fusion of tastes, diversity and color. As such. if you’re currently thinking about traveling to Barcelona, Spain, then below we’ve come up with a list of some of the most delicious foods you can enjoy here.

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