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Find Out What We Tried At McDonald’s Spain

McDonaldsOver February break, the Michael W Travels family visited Barcelona, Spain.

Spain was the first country I visited in Europe years back. This would be the first visit to the country for the rest of my family.

During our visit, we had to make a visit to McDonalds. We ended up stopping by during our first day… Continue reading Find Out What We Tried At McDonald’s Spain

Anthony Bourdain Recommended: Pinotxo Bar- Barcelona, Spain

Anthony BourdainWhile doing some research related to places to dine in Barcelona, I came across Pinotxo bar (Pinocchio) thanks to Travel Channel.

Travel Channel listed Pinotxo Bar as a favorite of Anthony Bourdain so I immediately added it to my list. (We attempted to go to one other restaurant which made the list but failed…)

Pinotxo Bar is located in the famous Boqueria Market, the most famous market in Barcelona. Continue reading Anthony Bourdain Recommended: Pinotxo Bar- Barcelona, Spain

25 Hours In Andorra!

andorraOver President’s Week break the Michael W Travels family headed to Barcelona.

Barcelona was the first European city I visited (around 20 years back) but it was the first visit¬† for the rest of my family. It’s fun to revisit places I’ve been but I still like to squeeze in a new destination, too.

While planning the trip back to Spain, I knew this was the perfect opportunity to finally make it to Andorra, a tiny UN member state up in the Pyrenees mountains, between Spain and France. Continue reading 25 Hours In Andorra!

Hotels.com Reaches Out About Screwed Up Reservation In Barcelona

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Recently, I shared the details about how Hotels.com totally screwed up our reservation in Barcelona.

A quick summary of what took place

After an overnight flight, the Michael W Travels family showed up early in the morning at our hotel in Barcelona. When we tried to check- in, we were told that we didn’t have a reservation. Continue reading Hotels.com Reaches Out About Screwed Up Reservation In Barcelona

Generator Hostel Barcelona, A Solid Family-Friendly Option!

Generator HostelAfter flying to Barcelona at one of the worst times, we ran into a problem when Hotels.com screwed up our hotel reservation.

When we got to our hotel, they claimed to not have any booking from Hotels.com for us. Due to this they only had a room available for the first night. We had a reservation at Generator Hostel for the last two days of our trip so I figured that we’d just try to book a room there for our first two.

We ended up booking a private room with two bunk beds and an ensuite bathroom. Continue reading Generator Hostel Barcelona, A Solid Family-Friendly Option!

Possibly The Worst Time To Fly To Europe

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Last weekend, the Michael W Travels family headed off on our first trip of 2019 (over President’s Week break).

We headed to a destination which was the first city I ever visited in Europe- Barcelona. We also included a visit to Andorra, a first for all of us.

I was happy to find award availability for our flights using American Airlines AAdvantage miles. The only issue was the time of the flight. Continue reading Possibly The Worst Time To Fly To Europe

How Hotels.com Totally Screwed Up Our Reservation In Barcelona

hotels.comOver President’s Week break, the Michael W Travels family headed to Barcelona and Andorra.¬†

While originally planning the trip, we booked a five night stay at a small hotel from Hotels.com. As we started doing more research, plans changed so we ended up having to change our hotel reservation. Continue reading How Hotels.com Totally Screwed Up Our Reservation In Barcelona

Barcelona Supposedly Has Some Big Tourist Problems

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image: Park Guell- Wikicommons

Barcelona holds a special place in my heart since it was the first city in Europe I visited. After that trip, I couldn’t wait to travel and see more of the world.

The city is a great place to visit due to great food, and sites like Park Guell, Las Ramblas, Sagrada Familia and various other works of Antoni Gaudi. Continue reading Barcelona Supposedly Has Some Big Tourist Problems