Last month we went on a two week trip to Spain, Portugal and Morocco. It was one of the best trips I’ve ever been on. We were even able to do it on a pretty respectable budget. We rented out our flat while we were gone to offset the hotel costs and we were able to get cheap plane tickets from EasyJet. The last part of our trip we rented a car and we got a really cheap rate from Europcar since we are members. We only took a little work off and spent evenings working on the computer. The cost of food was much cheaper than in Paris so after all was said and done our main expenses were museums and transportation costs. Traveling with kids was fun but of course was slower and a different kind of trip than if we went by ourselves. Even though it is harder I’m a big believer in not waiting until your kids are grown to travel. There will always be excuses so it’s one of those things you just have to do or you’ll never go.
I split the photos up into three posts since there were so many, the first one below is of Barcelona and Madrid. We flew from Paris to Barcelona and then took a train from Barcelona to Madrid. A map of our itinerary and my recommendations are at the bottom.
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These aren’t a complete list of recommendations, they are my favorites that are lesser known.
-La Boqueria Market – we went there everyday and tried tons of fresh juices.
-Picnics on the Waterfront
-Hotel Europa – Highly Recommended-ask for a room with a view. It was amazing.
-Valor – Churros con Chocolat at Valor
-La Gloria de Montera – Excellent restaurant, really affordable.
-La Finca de Susana – Delicious Mediterranean food, affordable.
-Museo Sollora – I loved all the museums in Madrid but this little one was a favorite