Hi! I’m Liz, an American expat living in Barcelona.

And California to Catalonia is your home for complete travel itineraries and travel tips.

When I moved from San Francisco to Barcelona my intention was to Travel. All. The. Time. — Then I realized just how painful trip planning can be.


  • figuring out what sites to see
  • deciding where to eat
  • and don’t even get me started on where to stay. Yeah, you’re past the 10-bed mixed dorm hostel, but let’s be real, money doesn’t grow on trees!

You don’t have time to juggle all of the research, itinerary planning, and price comparisons.

I get it. And I’ve got your back.

I write about top spots for food and drinks and even create complete travel guides.

My advice is researched, created, and tested by yours truly with these goals in mind:

  • Save you time
  • Maximize your budget
  • And ultimately… allow you to travel more

Sometimes I travel alone. Sometimes I travel with friends. And when he can make it work, I love traveling with my fiancé, Tony.

I also love coffee, red wine, puppies, and chocolate.


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