I have been to exactly half of the 46 National Parks in the continental United States, with plans to visit the remainder of the parks here and outside the 48 continental states. And I have plans to write about each and every one of those parks so that I can share with you my experiences and any tips I might have collected along the way.
If you were following along with your own trip in mind, you should have a compiled list of all of the things your group would like to see, ranked in order of what your group would like to see the most, and a map with all of these places laid out on it. If you haven’t done that yet, I suggest you go back and do that before reading this article any further. It will be awfully difficult to start planning the “how”, or the logistics, of your trip if you don’t yet know what you want to see and where those things are.
Now, before I get too far into outlining my process, let me be the first to say that I am in no way claiming to be an expert. Unless of course you call someone who has booked a hotel up a mountain in Switzerland with little access in or out in good weather, let along a snow storm, an expert.
One of the larger cities in Spain, and definitely one of the liveliest, Valencia is known for its amazing beaches. Situated on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, and with average highs in the upper 60’s in the winter and above 90 degrees in the summer, Valencia is a very popular European vacation destination.
I guess in that regard it is difficult for me to say that the city exceeded my expectations as I didn’t really know what to expect, but I will say that Barcelona did not disappoint.