My mom and I took a brief but adventure packed trip to Barcelona, Spain in February 2016. I had a Delta voucher leftover from taking a different routing home from Anchorage (ANC-FAI-SEA-SLC-DFW instead of ANC-MSP-DFW) and trips to Spain were on sale for $650 RT from OKC to BCN, so I booked. My mom said she wanted to go as well, so I found her a good priced (40,000 AA Miles + $220) roundtrip flight from Grand Rapids to Barcelona on the same days.

We stayed in the Hilton Barcelona which was an amazing hotel – I used 66,000 Hilton Points and $157 USD for 4 nights for a double room. All in all, I was out 36,000 AA miles (got 4,000 credited back for the Barclay AA Aviator and Citi AAdvantage cards) and $220 for flights and $157 USD and 66k Hilton Points for 4 days in Barcelona. It was my moms first trip to Europe and outside of the US/Canada/Mexico, and sadly her last.