Street Art in Valencia Spain [ and other travel tips ]

Posted on: May 1, 2017



Once you wander off the beaten path you’ll discover the famous Street Art of Valencia. Valencia’s “El Carmen” neighborhood is home to bohemian bars, adorable restaurants, boutiques, and the Institute of Art. It’s the perfect canvas for street artists with the plethora of concrete walls and old buildings. We wandered for an entire evening up and down the countless streets of art. On every corner we stumbled on something beautiful!

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Day Trips From Barcelona You Need To Take

Posted on: April 26, 2017

oatmeal cookies (4)We have really fallen in love with Spain!  While my friend from home was in town, we took full advantage and rented a car to explore! The cost of a rental car was so cheap and we didn’t spend more than 2 hours in the car finding these gorgeous locations! If a car is not an option, you can always take the train! We found that parking was a little harder in Barcelona but super easy once we got up the coast!

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I blogged a little bit about Girona with a few more photos here. Such a cute, quant town full of hidden surprises! Tasty food, Game of Thrones Sites, and a gorgeous Cathedral!





While visiting Girona we got a recommendation to drive up the coast a little further and see Besalu!  I’m so glad we did because it is a small Medieval town that has been really well preserved. I felt like I was walking onto a movie set and I was happy to see that it wasn’t busy with tourists. Go for the Medieval feeling and enjoy some tapas in the large main square!






 Cadaques is a place you could probably spend an entire week but if you are on a budget like us, we settled for a day trip! Its BEAUTIFUL! The entire Costa Brava has some beautiful little coastal towns and its a must see while in Spain! We sat on the beach and enjoyed some tapas while soaking in the sun. Cadaques full of hilly cobblestone streets and adorable local shops! If you go in the summer take a swim suit and dip your toes in the ocean!

What’s your favorite spot in Spain? Comment below if you check any of these places out! I’d love to hear your thoughts!



A Day In Girona

Posted on: April 17, 2017


We rented a car and headed up north to Girona for a day while my girl Katia was visiting! It was about time we explored a little bit more of Spain and I highly recommend a quick day trip if you are visiting Barcelona. The drive was about an hour and its gorgeous!

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How To See Rome in 3 Days

Posted on: March 31, 2017


My parents flew into Barcelona to pay us a little visit! I was so excited to show them around Europe so we jumped on a plane and headed to Rome! We are a pretty religious bunch so Rome is something my parents have been dying to see and it was one of my favorite stops on my last Europe adventure years ago. We had three days to see it all so I thought I would share the best way (in my opinion) to do it!

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Paris With the #jamesgang

Posted on: March 26, 2017


My last Paris recap post! I wanted to share a few more photos as well as the last bit of tips for visiting Paris! Is it just us or is it SO HARD to get pics with your significant other unless they are selfies? I am not equipped enough to set up a tripod and I really don’t want to carry that around. I’m pre apologizing for the bad quality selfies and iphone photos! I don’t trust anyone with my nikon! #firstworldprobs!

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Paris [Tips for Visiting The Louvre Museum]

Posted on: March 24, 2017


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Versailles [How To See it For Free and Other Free Admission Tips]

Posted on: March 16, 2017


Bonjour! We snuck away for a little weekend in Paris and I thought I would share some money saving tips! Who doesn’t love to save money while traveling? So here are our #jamesgangtravels tips for museum hoping in Paris!

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Halong Bay [Vietnam Travel Tips]

Posted on: March 12, 2017

You guys! This is our LAST asian adventure post! It was a magical three weeks and I have all the tips in my previous posts about great Airbnb’s, Visa tips, and the best places to see! If you are taking a trip soon go check em out! We only had two days in Vietnam ( I would recommend a few more to see other cities) so we took the second day and headed out to Halong Bay. It is one of the 8 natural wonders of the world and a MUST SEE! Our #jamesgangtravels tips are below a few photos we took!


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Vietnam Travel Tips [Hanoi]

Posted on: February 27, 2017


A TON of gorgeous shots from our day in Hanoi! I was pleasantly surprised by how gorgeous it was and I couldn’t stop taking pictures! It was our last stop on the trip and by this point we were beat. Luckily we landed a great AirBnb that was actually a cute little hotel (listed below)! The streets were insane in Vietnam and there are no rules! Keep your eyes open when crossing the street or you may not make it home! We saw families of four on motos and even dogs riding as passengers. Asian culture is so different than what I am used to and it was a whirlwind! A crazy rush everywhere we went! What an adventure we had.

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Siem Reap Travel Tips [Angkor Wat]

Posted on: February 23, 2017


We spent most of our time in Siem Reap at Angkor Wat wandering through the ruins. It’s the largest religious site in the world covering over 402 acres. It was originally constructed as a Hindu temple of the God Vishnu for the Khmer Empire, gradually transforming into a Buddhist temple toward the end of the 12th century. Our tuk tuk driver, Mr Vung, drove us around the entire complex for two days and I still don’t think we saw all of it! Ta Prohm, one of the more popular ruins, was actually where Tomb Raider was filmed! Kinda cool!

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