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So… we're off! We're deep in the middle of our very own mystery adventure courtesy of NEXTPEDITION from American Express Travel. True to form, the trip has been a complete surprise so far (we found out about our first destination — Barcelona! — just two days before we left). After scrambling to pack for the trip (as well stuffing a few miscellaneous pieces for our still-unknown second destination), we hopped onto a jet, threw back a few Bloody Marys, and found ourselves in Spain before sunrise. The following photo diary of the trip so far (featuring our global editor, Connie Wang) and our recommendations about where to eat, where to shop, and what to expect if you're gearing up for a NEXTPEDITION trip from American Express as well.
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