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Amazing $400 Fares to Europe from Tons of Cities!

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Crazy good deals to Europe amazingly aren’t all that uncommon any more, but they are often pretty limited by departure city and travel dates. However, today there is a great deal to Europe that works from dozens of US cities and over a span of many months! Via The Flight Deal you can fly round trip to Barcelona or Madrid for around $400 round trip via many, many cities other than Delta hubs cities as well as Denver, Houston, and San…

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Family Friendly Activities in Barcelona

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Earlier this year my mom, five-year-old and, I went to Spain together to have fun and explore a new destination together.  We started our trip with three nights in Madrid staying at both the Westin Palace Madrid and the Radisson Blu Madrid Prado (see linked reviews). While we were in Madrid we focused on these family friendly activities, and had a blast playing in parks, eating, visiting a palace, and more. After our time in Madrid came to a close,…

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Review of Le Méridien Barcelona – SPG Property

Le Meredian Barcelona Junior Suite with room for 3 people instead of 2

I love getting a chance to explore new places around the world with members of my family, and this spring my mom, daughter, and I all got the chance to visit Spain for the first time together.  We started our trip with three nights in Madrid staying at both the Westin Palace Madrid and the Radisson Blu Madrid Prado (see linked reviews). While we were in Madrid we focused on these family friendly activities, and had a blast playing in…

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Taking the Train in Spain: Madrid to Barcelona

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During our recent trip to Spain we knew we wanted to see more than one city, but we didn’t have the luxury of time to see much more than that.  After some thought we decided on the two iconic cities of Madrid and Barcelona.  We booked flights into Madrid, and via an open-jaw, out of Barcelona back to the United States.  If you are going to explore different cities on your travel I recommend trying to fly into one city…

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List of Family Friendly Activities in Madrid

Excited to be at the Mercado de San Miguel

We went to Spain for the first this spring on a three-generations girl’s trip without too scheduled of an itinerary.  Life was pretty hectic at the moment (when is it not?), so the idea of going and just sort of taking things as they came sounded very appealing.  Of course, we did have some idea of things that might be good family friendly activities in Madrid, but we also improvised a bit once we got there. Our Madrid activities are…

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Review of the Historic Westin Palace Madrid

Westin Palace Madrid

On our spring break trip to Spain we had three generations of travelers together with my mom, my daughter, and myself all making the journey.  This meant we not only required the space for the three generations, but we had to also tailor our activities to keep everyone’s interest.  I am personally a big fan of multi-generational travel, but when you are talking about hotel rooms in Europe, it can be tricky to make it work so everyone can stay in…

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Radisson Blu Madrid Prado Review

Radisson Blu Madrid Prado Business Class Room

This year my mom, daughter, and I took off to Spain for spring break.  My mom had been a Spanish teacher for 35+ years and during much of that time had a large map of Spain on her classroom wall.  When she retired the map came home with her and ultimately served as the inspiration to get her a trip to Spain as a Christmas present last year (see the fun gift reveal video in this post)! While hotel rooms…

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Looking for Suggestions in Spain

Suggestions in Spain

My mom, daughter, and I are leaving on a girls’ trip to Spain in the near future (hurray improved exchange rate!), and as I often like to do when we go on big trips, I’d love to hear if you have any suggestions for the trip! I will be the first to admit with the job search, baby on the way, and resulting massive house re-organization project to clear space for kid #2, we haven’t exactly prepped as much as…

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