Instagram ‘postcards’ from Costa Barcelona

One thing that really struck me during my weekend in Costa Barcelona, is how we are now more likely to share a photo/status update on social media than pop a postcard in the post.  Although I really miss posting and receiving handwritten notes, I do love the ability to update family and friends at home in real-time.

I have recently started using Instagram and it is quickly becoming my favourite social media channel. (Mainly because I’m nosey, but also because I love being inspired by other people’s travelling experiences, which Instagram is particularly great for!)

Just in case my destination guide to Costa Barcelona and 15 family attractions a short drive from Barcelona didn’t convince you to book your next family holiday here are a few Instagram ‘postcards’ from my weekend in Costa Barcelona…

If you are on Instagram come and join us here!

My flight, meals and accommodation were provided by Costa Barcelona tourist board. All opinions, as always, are my own.

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  1. 8th February 2017 / 10:05 pm

    You provided some stunning photos, Lisa. I would love to visit Costa Barcelona one day!

  2. 1st February 2017 / 7:57 pm

    I’m obsessed with Instagram too and agree that it’s a great way go find travel and photography inspiration. Costa Barcelona and your trip looks like it was heaps of fun. Neat! #MondayEscapes
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  3. 31st January 2017 / 11:38 am

    I love Barcelona, must take the little ones back #MondayEsacpes

  4. 31st January 2017 / 2:20 am

    Funny thing is that I have a handful of friends who still like to send postcards, so whenever they travel, I’ll get a nice postcard from them. Although I love Instagram, it’s still a nice surprise to get postcards in the mail. Lovely photos- that paella looks scrumptious!
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    • 31st January 2017 / 10:47 am

      Oh I LOVE receiving postcards Bryna! When my Grandad passed away we found all of the postcards I had sent him during my time travelling the world onboard cruise ships and working in the USA. He had obviously loved receiving them and they were so lovely to read. I must start sending postcards again!

  5. 30th January 2017 / 10:12 pm

    I am bookmarking these Costa Barcelona posts bc we may be headed there this summer! Looks beautiful, and fun! #mondayescapes

  6. 30th January 2017 / 7:00 pm

    Looks like a great trip – lovely photographs.

    I have a love/hate relationship with IG but must admit I really enjoy keeping people up-to-date with where we are in the world. #mondayescapes
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  7. 30th January 2017 / 5:11 pm

    While you may not be receiving as many postcards in the mail, you are sharing these lovely photos with all sorts of travelers! Thanks for inspiring more wanderlust for Barcelona!

  8. 30th January 2017 / 2:00 pm

    A great way to remember an amazing trip! What a wonderful part of the world! #mondayescapes

  9. 30th January 2017 / 1:37 pm

    I’m going to Barcelona in May! And your snaps have just got me super excited! #mondayescapes

  10. 30th January 2017 / 1:10 pm

    I love Instagram as well. I don’t love the games but I love seeing other travelers’ beautiful photos that inspire me to get out and see the world. #mondayescapes
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  11. 30th January 2017 / 12:28 pm

    Those are lovely photos! I think I mentioned before I missed this area the last time I went to Barcelona, so next time I’ll definitely be checking it out! #MondayEscapes
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  12. 30th January 2017 / 11:43 am

    I love instagram so much for travel inspiration. It’s so dangerous though as I usually then just want to go all round the world. I love these pics, I can’t believe I’ve never been to Spain and we live about two hours away! I need to fix that this year if I can!

  13. 30th January 2017 / 10:33 am

    I enjoyed following your adventures via Instagram. Costa Barcelona looks like a beautiful place! #MondayEscapes

  14. 30th January 2017 / 7:52 am

    I haven’t fallen in love with Instagram yet – new to it and not really ‘winning’ at it but love posts which inspire me to get better like this. Now to go away and learn how to put insta pics into posts – never-ending to-do list #mondayescapes
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  15. 25th November 2016 / 4:41 pm

    It really sounds like (and looks like!) a lovely trip – I haven’t been to this part of Spain for years. Would really like to return and take the kids too.

  16. 18th November 2016 / 10:22 pm

    It looks like you had a lovely time. I’ve never been to Barcelona but it’s definitely on my list of places to go 🙂

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