Barcelona is one of my absolute favourite cities to visit not just in Spain but in Europe as a whole and understandably, I’m not alone in feeling like this too. Not only that, but it’s also got a heap of secret spots to visit in Barcelona that are dotted all across the city.  Year after … Continue Reading

There are lots of free things to do in Barcelona and whether it’s your first time in the city, your fiftieth or you live where – there’s always something new and exciting to experience. Which, always seems even better when you’ve wrangled it for free. Although lots of places like Sagrada Familia usually charge an … Continue Reading

From Yaya: Let me start by first introducing the newest member of the Hand Luggage Only team. Henry!  I know you’re here for the amazing La Mercè festival in Barcelona, so I’ll keep things brief. Henry is a new addition to the Hand Luggage Only team (as I mentioned before) and will be popping in … Continue Reading

Barcelona is possibly one of the most iconic and colourful European cities to visit. From the stunning Gaudi Buildings to the yummy restaurants and tapas spots; there’s so many best things to see in Barcelona.  Now, if it’s your first time to visit Barcelona you’ll probably be in the midsts of a planning haze on … Continue Reading

Barcelona is one of Spain’s (and Europe’s) most iconic cities. It’s a great place to experience Catalan culture, beautiful Gaudi buildings and incredible foodie spots, too. This is exactly why I wanted to share some of our tips and our essential guide to visiting Barcelona when you visit; to make the most outta your trip!  … Continue Reading

Filled with heaps of things to see and do, Barcelona has quickly become one of my favourite cities in Europe. Its gorgeous sights, delicious food and the incredible Gaudi creations make this an incredible city to explore. Just before we flew to the Maldives for a much-welcome indulgent holiday, I decided it would be fun to sneak in a … Continue Reading

I’ve been meaning to share this with you for quite a few months now and somehow never quite managed to get this up until now! The place in question is Le Pop – which is at home in the Le Méridien, located right on La Rambla – Barcelona’s most popular street. Now it might seem … Continue Reading

Barcelona is easily one of my favourite cities to visit, not just in Europe, but right across the world! There’s just so much to see and do here, not to mention the amazing food here too! (Seriously, if you’re really into food – Barcelona is one city that just keeps on giving). The vibe in Barcelona … Continue Reading

Especially so if you’re visiting Barcelona to have a good time! Taking in all the sights to see in Barcelona is so much fun but it’s also pretty hungry business and so, after a long and fulfilling day sightseeing with locals (and one filled many things Gaudi), all we (and our feet) wanted to do was … Continue Reading

Barcelona is an absolute gem of a city to visit and is justifiably one of the most popular cities to visit in Europe. There’s no shortage of amazing sights to see, things to do and delicious foods to eat, too. In fact, most of our regular haunts have come from tips for visiting Barcelona from … Continue Reading

Barcelona has been a firm favourite to visit for quite a while so as soon as we arrived, I wasted no time in doing the regular hotel faffing around and instead chucked my coat on, grabbed my camera and headed straight out of the door! Seeing as our hotel was smack in the middle of … Continue Reading

Whenever you visit any city, especially if it’s for a weekend, it always makes sense to stay right in the centre of all the attraction. Okay, not smack bang in the middle but definitely close enough that you don’t end up spending you’re precious holiday time commuting to see all the sights. With this in … Continue Reading

No visit will be complete without seeing some of the stunning works of Antonio Gaudi in Barcelona. Celebrated across the globe, Gaudi’s style has heavily influenced Barcelona, but also its people and architectural design throughout Spain and the rest of the world. And you can see a handful of his buildings in Barcelona itself! If you’ve … Continue Reading

It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these kinds of posts. We have just arrived in Barcelona… well, we arrived yesterday and already I’m in love with this amazing city.  Today, we’ve got a full itinerary and plan on packing in as much as possible! We’re gonna be live streaming on Instagram (username … Continue Reading