Obviously, we love traveling, but visiting a city is even better when you get to meet up with one of your oldest pals. When my awesome friend Sarah told me that she had booked crazy cheap tickets to Barcelona in March for only $400 roundtrip (from OMAHA of all places! It's okay, that's where she lives), I scrambled to make sure I could meet up with her and her boyfriend, Ryan, on their European trip. For a second it looked like I'd have to meet them sans Tyler, but then Tyler miraculously got a long weekend, and off to Barcelona we went!
Both Sarah and I had been to the beautiful Spanish city before — we'd both studied abroad at the Danish School of Media and Journalism in Århus, Denmark (at different times) and had visited Barcelona during our time in school. We both had super fond memories of the city from our time there, even if they were a bit foggy from Sangria, and were more than happy to return with our beaus to relive all our favorite parts — and food.
Once again, Barcelona did not disappoint! Both times I've gone have been in the spring (March, specifically), and I really think it's the best time to visit the city (or the fall, of course!). The city is, honestly, always bogged with tourists, but as with all European hot spots, they get unmanageable in the summer. Going in the early spring (where it's barely warm anywhere else in Europe!) allowed us to actually enjoy the sun and soak up the beautiful weather (and the sangria) without the throngs of people.
We loved romping around Barcelona with Sarah & Ryan, who were the perfect travel companions — and have plenty of photos to prove it!