Posts Tagged“#incostabrava”

This summer’s travels are my little happiness project. As I’ve gotten older I’ve given up the idea that happiness is found because we made the perfect life decisions or did creative work or have a great relationship with our spouse. I know for me, I am much more simple than that. A lot of things will be make me happy, but a few things make me really, really happy: 1. Sunshine 2. Exercise — but not of the gym-exercise variety, but more of the being outside and active kind 3. Travel and doing new things 4. Laughing 5. My kids…

Can you be super out of shape, walk out of the house with nothing more than a backpack and your street clothes, hop on a bike with two kids, ages 1 and 4, and bike up the coast of Spain? Yes, apparently. For context, here is the route we took, it’s about 60-70 km total if you include the diversions, but we biked about 25 km a day. I kept Barcelona on the map for reference. Girona is a big biking hub, and there’s lots of pro and very serious bicyclists that tour the area because it’s really great biking,…

We have no idea how this is going to work. Thankfully we’re doing a test run this week up the coast of Spain, in Costa Brava. I emailed the Girona tourism board about our trip and they offered us bikes to use for the week, which is perfect, because we can test the baby trailer with two kids (one child 4, the other 15 months) and see what else we’ll need before we buy our bikes. I’ve read that the trailer is actually safer than the rear mounted seat because if you get hit by a car, the trailer disengages…