Our honeymoon – Mallorca

After departing Barcelona, we arrived on the tiny island of Mallorca for the second half of our honeymoon. We landed in the capital city, Palma, and drove the 30 or so minutes through lush, mountainous terrain to the Port De Soller, where we spent the remainder of our trip. Port De Soller is a tiny port village, and a top travel destination for…Germany. We actually encountered more German people than Spanish during our stay, and a lot of the restaurants offered kind of a German/Spanish fusion. It was interesting, to say the least!

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Not too shabby for an airport

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Rugged terrain

Our hotel room had been listed as a “partial ocean view,” but upon arriving to our hotel and stepping onto our balcony, I had to catch my breath – right in front of my eyes was the most crystal-clear, turquoise water I had ever seen, littered with luxury yachts and fishing boats. It was truly incredible. We spent our days wandering the tiny, hilly town, lounging by the pool or on the beach, and sipping on tropical drinks. One day, we took a boat out to an untouched, natural beach (a Unesco World Heritage site, which means it’s protected from being altered), stopping along the way to take a dip in the crystal clear water. Once on the beach, we hiked up a (steep, kind of scary!) cliff to a restaurant overlooking the sea, and dined on Paella and wine. It was one of the most magical afternoons I’ve ever had.

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Our “partial ocean view”

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My husband, the movie star

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Haha…a bit of familiarity, overseas

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This hilarious German guy on our boat trip insisted on taking this pic. Thanks, German guy!

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Paradise

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I mean…

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Casual lunch view

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Steep terrain

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This view was totally worth it

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Toes in the sand…er, pebbles.

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Beach pup!

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Trolley to Soller

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Don’t mind if I do!

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Padron peppers with bacon -YUM

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Sleepy boo at breakfast

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Newlywed lovin’

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Funny little bathroom signs

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Could not get enough of these views

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Fresh orange juice

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Every restaurant in this village is outdoors…many of them literally didn’t have indoor seating.

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Stray gato!

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Dinner views

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Last dinner ❤

It really and truly was a week in paradise. Looking at these pictures is making me desperately wish I was back in Spain right now…maybe one day we’ll be lucky enough to return, and maybe explore the rest of the island.

Our honeymoon – Barcelona

With the one-year anniversary of our wedding approaching, I thought I’d share some shots from our dream honeymoon – a five-night stay in Barcelona, Spain, followed by a five-night stay in Mallorca, Spain. Since we’ve owned our home for several years and have most of the of the essentials we need, we decided to forgo the traditional wedding registry in favor of a honeymoon registry through Zola (which we LOVED – so simple to use, and the layout is beautiful). Our friends’ and families’ generous gifts allowed us to go on a honeymoon we thought we’d only dream of, and we can’t begin to say how grateful we are for their generosity.

First up: Barcelona.

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We decided on Barcelona for a few reasons: we both agreed that we wanted to go somewhere in Europe, and we were looking for the perfect combination of city/culture and beach/relaxation. We considered MANY options (Greece, Portugal, and Italy being the top contenders) before landing on Spain, but we ended up with zero regrets – Barcelona was everything we were hoping for and more. We spent our five days exploring the breathtaking architecture, wandering the streets and shops, and gorging ourselves on tapas, sangria, and so much ham. I’d love to return someday!

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View from our hotel’s rooftop bar

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Infinity pool

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Our hotel had the most amazing design

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Mah boo

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Just your average BCN building, NBD

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First (and best) churros con chocolate

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My favorite meal of the entire trip was at this tiny Italian restaurant

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The nightly menu is presented on this slate board…entirely in Italian

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This might be the best plate of food I’ve ever tasted

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So many bikes and mopeds

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Sagrada Familia

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Breathtaking

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Fresh juices at La Boqueria!

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Jamon

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A boy and his ham

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Cutest little tapas bar

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Las Ramblas

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Random cool street art…typical

Next up – Mallorca!