Vibrant Escape | One Week Itinerary to Barcelona, Madrid & Toledo, Europe Itinerary, Europe Trip, Travel Guide



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A 45 page Interactive PDF file, providing you everything you need to book an amazing 7 day, 6 night trip to Madrid, Toledo and Barcelona including a day trip to Montserrat. The Vibrant Escape features all the details you need from lodging, logistics to tipping. Expert tips and a handcrafted itinerary written by travel writers, ex-expats and bloggers: Margo Paige of The Overseas Escape ( & Courtney Likkel of Adelante (


► 45 Page Interactive PDF file - print it or reference it throughout your journey via tablet, laptop or mobile
► An all-encompassing Day by Day Itinerary for a 7 day/6 night journey broken down by morning, afternoon, and evening, just follow the guide to see and experience the most in your journey each day is carefully planned to help you avoid long lines (did you know that 3PM is the best time to see the Vatican?)
► A helpful Packing Guide for bringing exactly what you need and nothing you don't
► Preparation and Printing Checklists to ensure that your entire journey runs smoothly
► Lodging Suggestions (including multiple alternatives ranging from hotels to cost-effective Airbnb's)
► Restaurant contact information (to ensure you get a table at the tastiest place in town)
► Tour, museum, train and airline ticket details
► Thorough Route Information for navigating between destinations along with handy maps
► Destination Insight pages covering everything from tipping to toasting!
► Additional Travel Tips for getting great flight deals and downloading helpful travel apps
► Location Specific Hashtags plus MUCH more


With the Vibrant Escape you'll start your journey in the capital of Madrid where the name of the game is tapas and dreamy strolls through the city's most beautiful streets. Next, it's on to the charming village of Toledo to tour some of Spain's most beautiful cathedrals and enjoy sunset at Mirador del Valle. The final stop in none other than bustling city of Barcelona to channel Gaudi and more tapas. After a day on the peaks of Monserrat you'll cap off the week with rooftop sundowners. A truly vibrant escape for year round fun-lovers!


► Cost-effective: the best restaurants aren't just the one with white tablecloths and the greatest places to stay don't have to have turn-down service. Escape Guides identify hotels, Airbnb's, restaurants, tours that are reasonably priced but don't skimp on quality. These are not a backpackers' or luxury travelers' guide, it's for the rest of us that want to have a amazing trip while spending our money on exactly what matters and nothing that doesn't.

► Time saving: Forget the forums and endless pages of your typical travel guide, Escape Guides identify everything you need for a unique, memorable journey from logistics to daily activities, restaurants and lodging.


The journeys that have been the most memorable for me aren't the ones where I was stuck on a long museum tour, squished into a bus full of strangers or when wasted hours in an airport. I believe that seeing, tasting and exploring destinations firsthand is when genuine travel experiences are made, and the ones that linger long after I've returned. I've carefully crafted the routes for Escape Guides to be not just to the most beautiful destinations but those that offer the vision of Europe we all dream about. Drinking wine on the steps of Montmartre at sundown, hiking the peaks of the Amalfi Coast, Escape Guides are a true escape to the best of Europe.


If the Escape Guide doesn't end up being what you were looking for then no problem! If you're not pleased within 7 days then email me for a full refund.


Email me! margo[at]

Ready to go on an amazing trip? Start here.

Happy Travels,

Instagram: @margo.paige
Twitter: @OverseasEscape

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5 out of 5 stars

I bought this in anticipation of my upcoming trip to Spain and it's a purchase well-spent! Super-organized, great itineraries without being too rigid, helpful tips and suggestions! Also, don't hesitate to contact them directly. I had quite a few questions and they (Margo and Courtney) were super prompt with their responses. Highly recommend!

Maribel M. Jun 28, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I came across Margo's travel blog and was so pleased to find a relevant, relatable, and exciting perspective to traveling! I was planning a trip overseas and still ironing out the details of which cities to visit; after reading some of her recommendations I knew I couldn’t pass up Lisbon. When I found out about the Vibrant Escape Guides I knew the inspiration and trip guidance would be well worth it - no surprise, it has been. While my trip isn’t identical to the guide, the insider information, fun ideas, and lodging recommendations were wonderfully helpful! Having guidance from someone with the experience and education of travel took the headache out of planning, allowing me to focus on the fun – and that's what vacations are for!

Margo Philipp May 3, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This is the second itinerary I have purchased and am excited to put it to use this summer! However, I have only one suggestion....please add page numbers to your PDF. I printed the document remotely and came home to 30 pages scattered all over my desk. This is not normally an issue if there are page numbers on each page. I had to pull up the original download and go through the pages one by one to put them back in the correct order. There is a table of contents, but it doesn't do much good without individually numbered pages. Just a suggestion! Thanks again for making travel abroad so easy and fun to plan!

kristin stroud Jun 7, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This itinerary has found its way to my heart. It is concise while also being highly informative. She has thought of everything (the devil is in the details). This itinerary makes me want to hop on a plane and go NOW...too bad I have to wait until June/July. I had a couple of questions, and Margo was very helpful and so so sweet. I will definitely be coming back for me.

Lauren Reilly Dec 18, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

If you are considering a big trip to Europe and are feeling a little overwhelmed or just have a bunch of questions, then this is perfect for you! I had been READING tons of reviews, and it was so nice to TALK to someone about the trip. Margo is full of knowledge and is super easy to chat with. I came in with a loose itinerary of destinations, and she was very helpful in refining the list and pointing out options that would make the trip go much smoother and allow us to spend more time in each location. The map of destinations, attractions and restaurants she provides is also a gem and super handy to have for planning and when you're on the trip.

Turner Widgen Oct 27, 2016