Paseo de Gracia

I LOVE to shop. It’s my second favorite activity (after traveling). I got this from my mother. So imagine I’m in Barcelona – with my mom – and we are near one of the most famous shopping streets in the world. You know we are going to make a stop along Paseo de Gracia. Paseo…

My American Girl Dream

Most girls who grew up in the 1980s and 1990s in the US knew about American Girl Dolls by Pleasant Company. I was around 8 when I first heard about American Girl. Kristen, Samantha and Molly were all 9 year old girls growing up in different time periods in the US, going through the same…

Shopping in India: What to Buy

For much of my shopping in India series I’ve concentrated on where to shop, now I want to talk a little on what to buy.  Obviously everyone has opinions on what is a must buy in India.  This is what I’ve found exciting and worth spending my hard earned money on year after year. Saris Saris are uniquely Indian…

Shopping in India: Local Neighborhood Markets

The next stop in this series about Shopping in India is the local “market”. It’s just a collection of vendors selling everyday items to locals, but probably my favorite place to shop. Every town and many local neighborhoods within large cities have a market day. While they look like mass chaos, it’s worth falling into…

Shopping in India: Malls

I love shopping.  I wish I didn’t, I would be able to travel more.  I inherited a deep need for retail therapy at a young age and can’t seem to shake it.  After 6 trips to India I’ve experienced a number of different shopping venues along the way and I thought I’d do four part…