Tag: Hiking

Spanish Travels: Day Trip to Montserrat

Spain, Barcelona, Catalonia, hiking

While road-tripping across Spain with my family this summer (a wild time, by the way—keep reading to find out more), we decided to take a half-day trip to Montserrat in Catalonia. A little more than an hour outside of Barcelona, Montserrat is a mountain range—literally meaning “serrated mountain”—that is rich with religious history and incredible views. Nestled in between these pillar-like rocks is a monastery and basilica, with the latter housing the famous 12th century Black Madonna statue, the patron saint of Catalonia. Today Montserrat is a sight for Catholic pilgrims and tourists alike—I mean, just look at these views! Continue reading “Spanish Travels: Day Trip to Montserrat”

Bucket Lists and a Big Announcement

Camino de Santiago,

I want to talk about one of my favorite things today: lists. Bucket lists, to be exact. I’ve always been a list-loving, list-making fool, so it only makes sense that I have a three-page rainbow bucket list to keep track of all the things I want to accomplish and all the places I want to see in my life. To me, it seems like a completely foreign concept to have anything but a bucket list. I mean, why wouldn’t you want one? Why wouldn’t you want an excuse to use fancy colorful pens? But now I realize that there are, in fact, mixed feelings about having bucket lists, and that’s what I’m writing this post for. I need your opinion! Continue reading “Bucket Lists and a Big Announcement”