Here are a couple of tips for you wonderers at heart....
Tip #1 Go with the Flow
By this I mean, if things do not go as expected don't stress out about it. Some of the best memories I have had so far has come from the unexpected. If you happen across something cool that you want to explore or you find out about an awesome excursion, go do it! You never know when you'll be back in Europe so live it up while you're here!
Tip #2 Get off the Beat and Track
One of the biggest and most valuable pieces of advice that my mom has given me for this trip was, "you never know a city until you get lost in it". By this she means, explore. Don't be afraid to not follow the crowd. Find your own beautiful parts in the city.
Tip #3 Keep an Open Mind
For those who have never been to Europe, like me, I really needed to make a mental note of this. I have learned that every country and even every city in Europe has a different culture. It was a little intimidating at first, being in a new place, with a different atmosphere than what I was use to, but I gained a whole other level of appreciation from it. I think keeping an open mind really helps you adapt to your new surroundings and makes your trip more enjoyable.
Highlights from My Time in Barcelona!
#1 Seeing the Architectural Works by Antoni Gaudí