Day 3: A Day of Sights & Shopping

We got a late start today, but we managed to do a lot in the hours we had left in Barcelona: Las Ramblas, some Iberico ham shopping at the market "Boqueria" and a fantastic seafood dinner. 
We are looking forward to checking out of our hotel tomorrow morning - and heading to port. Little guy still knows's all been very "impromptu" to him, even so this trip has been planned over 18 months ago. I love surprises, hope he does too!

Day 2: Barcelona is Better Post Jetlag

Arriving from NYC to Barcelona after an almost 7-hour flight is not horrible, but it does require the physiological adjustment! We all had some sleep issues, but tomorrow we're really hoping to not have that mid-day slump.
Today we scoped out a quick breakfast and went for a walk. Out and about on our Day 2 was more interesting, even if it meant that we inadvertently walked towards Las Ramblas. We have that on tomorrow's "to do" list - so we got a quick preview this afternoon.

We took a took a cab to our favorite seafood restaurant, Can Majo. (TRAVEL TIP: You must go to specific areas to hail a taxi in Barcelona - taxi stands are available all over the place, but you cannot just get a cab anywhere - has to be at a designated area or it is considered illegal.)

After lunch, we strolled along the beach and headed towards a gelato/chocolate shop: Vioko. The Catalan flavor was my favorite and we bought some chocolates to enjoy later.
So far, we've had fun... we're still a bit tired, but excited for the weekend.
Just one more day before we board the Disney Magic! More to come tomorrow...

Ice cream at Vioko is a delicious experience

Day 1: Arrival in Barcelona

Bienvenidos a EspaƱa!
We launched part 1 of 2 surprise vacation plans yesterday. To be honest, our 4 year old, Jack, didn't find anything unusual at all about an impromptu international flight. 
I don't know if I should be concerned or flattered?!
We arrived with no issues and are taking day one to muddle through jet lag. Hopefully tomorrow will be much more interesting!
¡Hasta pronto!
(Pictured: Jack with his big sister, Natasha) 

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"Out of This World" Breakfast at Disney's Hollywood Studios

There's so much to love about the Sci Fi Dine in Theater at Disney's Hollywood Studios. It can be tough to get a reservation at this themed restaurant -where you can dine in your car while you view films on the big screen.

Now, Sci Fi is offering "out of this world" breakfast for a limited time beginning November 1. Contact me today to inquire about a reservation!