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Despite the absence of snow and cold weather, you’re sure to find plenty of Christmas spirit in Catalonia leading up to the holidays. From vibrant Barcelona to the most remote coastal villages, the streets and town squares across the region are decked out with dazzling lights, aromatic markets, festive colors, and truly unique folklore. Across traditional nativity scenes, you’ll spot the caganer (literally the “defecator”) casually taking care of his business among Mary, Joseph, baby Jesus and the Three Wise Men. The unusual traditions continue into the home where you’ll find children feeding and chanting around the caga tió (literally “defecating log”), a hollowed-out Christmas log that’s decorated with two little stick legs, a smiling face, and a little red hat.

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  • 5 Beautiful Day Trips from Barcelona

    I don't believe you could ever get tired of Barcelona, but if you ever need a bit of an escape, these are the places to go...
  • Secrets of Barcelona

    A few hidden gems I love in the city
  • My Top 8 Barcelona Sites & Bite Recommendations

    I visited Barcelona on way too short a trip. And if you only have a short time to spend in this beautiful city, I’d highly recommend adding these spots to your list.
  • Best of Barcelona

  • Romantic Travel Destinations In Europe

    Planning a romantic escape? Don't worry lovebirds, we have the list for you. Europe is always a good idea for romance, with ancient pathways intersecting top-of-the-line restaurants and picture-perfect scenery. These destinations throughout Europe are known for beauty and adventure, whether you want to eat your way through the candlelit eateries of Prague or steal a smooch overlooking the sprawling city of Barcelona.
  • If A Place Could Define Me...

    I find pieces of myself wherever I travel! Here's a list of the places that have had the biggest impact on me #seekerchallenge
  • Where To Go On Your First Trip Abroad

    Dipping your toes into international travel may be a tad intimidating, but at Seeker we're quite experienced (if we do say so ourselves) and ready to guide you through the adventure. Whether you dream of romantic European evenings strolling down pathways in the moonlight or tropical adventures amongst temple ruins- all it really takes is a suitcase and a plane ticket (and maybe a helpful Seeker list). These destinations are some of the most welcoming and easy to explore. We selected some of the best places to take the first leap into your new chapter of exploration, from sunny Barcelona to ancient Kyoto, and beyond. Bon voyage!
  • The World's Best Destinations For Creatives

    Artsy travelers, this one is for you. Whether you're seeking cutting-edge individuals and innovative art events or massive museums to get lost in, these destinations are known for their overflowing creative energy. From the nightlife scene in Berlin bustling with artsy individuals to the breathtaking beauty of Brooklyn brownstone-lined pavements, these destinations encompass an aesthetic atmosphere that is guaranteed to inspire.
  • Places I’m Going

  • The Best Beaches in Spain

    What comes to mind when you think of the best things to do in Spain? Charming hillside towns, flamenco dancers, unlimited sangria — oh, and of course, time spent on the beach. If you’re in the market for a beach getaway, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better destination than Spain, the official world leader in quality of beaches after being awarded 696 BlueFlags in 2018. So, whether you’re hoping to ride the 12-foot waves at Playa de Mundaka or spend some quality family time under the sun, here are the best beaches in Spain for every type of traveler:
  • Last 10 Cities That Hosted The Summer Olympics

    We took a little trip down memory lane and *virtually* visited the 10 most recent Summer Olympic Games host cities. Check out how each city celebrated the occasion, and consider adding these exciting destinations to your bucket list. The Olympics have long been an international celebration dedicated to promoting travel and connection between countries far and wide, and with the current games underway, get in the spirit and let's take a look at these iconic, historical destinations.
  • Favorite Destinations for Solo Female Traveler

    These are some of my favorite destinations I've traveled to by myself and had the best time! #Women'sHistoryMonth
  • I hear Spain is nice this time of the year

    Cities, towns, & landmarks I could call home for a bit...
  • The World's Best Cities For Architecture Fans

    Architecture is an art form that impacts much deeper than just the visual or auditory experience, any architecture fan realizes the importance that architecture has on our entire way of life. These cities are entirely stunning, with dynamic and intricate designs that have captivated travelers from around the world for years. Whether you seek the charming, colorful tiled streets of Barcelona or the manmade contemporary landscape of Dubai, or something charming in between- these breathtaking cities across the globe are sure to scratch your architecture itch.
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  • Summer 2022 Travel Plans

    Where we hope to go this summer!
  • Places on My Bucket List

    I haven’t been there yet but I will.
  • Girls trip ideas

    Gathering ideas for an affordable yet epic spot for a girls trip. Must haves:🍹 👙 🌊 💃🏽
  • Best Beaches in the World

    From adventurous rocky coastlines to sandy paradises perfect for relaxation, these beaches are sure to make your seaside dreams come true. We have a guilty pleasure for exploring beaches throughout our world travels and have chosen these as the most picturesque, ocean-side destinations across the planet. From penguin viewing on a sandy coast in South Africa to the crystal clear turquoise water of Tulum, put on some sandals and explore these gorgeous beaches for your next escape.
  • Places I've been

    "We travel, some of us forever, to seek other places, other lives, other souls."
  • World's Most Popular Destinations

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  • 16 Cozy Christmas Markets in Europe

    It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Since the Middle Ages, Christmas street markets have delighted locals and visitors with food, ornaments, gifts, and entertainment. The start of the Christian Advent season in late November ushers in the opening of festive Christmas markets across Europe, which help revelers prepare for the holidays.  Lasting a […]

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  • 27 of the Best Things to Do in Barcelona

    Filled with vibrant energy, buzzing nightlife, elegant architecture, and a strong, independent identity, the Catalan capital of Barcelona is ripe for exploring. Discover a city that seamlessly blends old-world charms with the modern conveniences and attractions of a cutting-edge metropolis. When on the hunt for the best things to do in Spain, Barcelona is overflowing […]

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  • 27 of the Best 420 Events Around the World

    Cannabis rallies, festivals and parties have been around since the 70’s as a way to celebrate, educate, and protest weed laws around the world. Typically popping up on or around April 20th, 420 friendly events provide one day of freedom and fun with like-minded pals. While we love having something to look forward to, we […]

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  • A Guide to Barcelona Through the Eyes of Picasso

    Pablo Picasso: one of the defining artists of the 20th century and a primary figure behind the Cubism movement. Although he spent the bulk of his adult life in Paris, Barcelona is where the legendary painter called his true home in times of nostalgia and sadness. Picasso was born in Málaga and later moved to […]

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  • Birds Eye View: 23 Incredible Places From Above

    From candy-colored mountains to palm leaf-shaped islands, the world as we know it looks completely different when viewed from the clouds. While hidden wonders exist all around the world, we compiled a list of places that totally transform when viewed from above. Here are 23 of the best bird’s eye views in the world: 23 […]

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  • 40 of the Best Things To Do in Spain

    Charged with a permanent feeling of intense passion, emotion, and sophistication, Spain has a funny way of forcing you to slow down, live in the moment, and enjoy life’s simple pleasures. From Gaudí’s whimsical masterpieces to historical Mudéjar treasures, or the snow-capped Pyrenees mountains to the palm-fringed beaches of the Costa del Sol, Spain is […]

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  • A Self-Guided Barcelona Walking Tour of Gaudi’s Magic City

    Few cities in the world can be swiftly summed-up with just the single name of a local artist. Yet when it comes to Barcelona, Gaudi certainly does the trick. As the embodiment of the Catalan Modernist architectural movement, Antoni Gaudi isn’t just a part of Barcelona, he is Barcelona. His fantastical designs greatly influence not […]

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  • The Best Beaches in Spain for Every Type of Traveler

    What comes to mind when you think of the best things to do in Spain? Charming hillside towns, flamenco dancers, unlimited sangria — oh, and of course, time spent on the beach. If you’re in the market for a beach getaway, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better destination than Spain, the official world leader […]

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  • 4 Magical Locations to Watch the Sunset in Barcelona

    It’s universally understood that each city has its own sunset. As evening falls over, Barcelona is filled with a special kind of magic: the Catalan capital is one of the most photogenic cities on the planet, a statement that holds especially true when the sun begins the set and the sky is lit up with […]

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