Autonomous Community Spotlight: País Vasco

Not one to make travel goals, I did make one when coming to Spain: visit all 17 autonomous communities at least once before going home. While Madrid, … [Continue Reading]

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Kotor Revisited, and How to Deal with a Travel Slump

Kotor was moody and fickle. Storm clouds - dark and heavy - threatened to ruin our hike, but midway up the mountain, the temperature had surged five … [Continue Reading]

MEXICO

Desafío Eterno: Learning to Cook Spanish Food

I may have mastered the art of midday siestas, long lunches and dropping syllables, but Spanish cooking has always alluded me.  Ask me to … [Continue Reading]

A Spanish Cooking Course

How to NOT Plan a Trip to Riotinto, Huelva

Julián was good at exaggerating and making up words. "My town, it is the most fantastical of all the towns of Huelva, simply the bestest." Julián … [Continue Reading]

Minas de Riotinto, Huelva

The World’s Most Dangerous Footpath: Walking the Caminito del Rey

The wind whipped by me as the park attendant handed me back my camera, dislodging my lens cap. As if in slow motion, I imagined it careening down the … [Continue Reading]

El Caminito

Living in Seville

Planning a Spanish American Wedding

Five Things that Make Planning a Spanish-American Wedding a Logistical Nightmare

I’m going to admit it – my upcoming wedding is bringing out the worst in me. There’s the … [Read More...]

Travelling Europe and Beyond

MEXICO

Kotor Revisited, and How to Deal with a Travel Slump

Kotor was moody and fickle. Storm clouds - dark and heavy - threatened to ruin our hike, … [Read More...]

Travel Photography

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Photo Post: La Hermandad Rociera de Triana and the Pilgrimage to El Rocío

"No, no, no," Lucía shook her head fiercely as curls of white smoke escaped from her lips. … [Read More...]

Holy Week in Seville Photos

Seville Snapshots: Palm Sunday Processions

I packed my bag hurriedly but with purpose: I'd need sunscreen, lipstick, a street map and … [Read More...]

How to Visit the Murallas of Avila

Walking The Medieval Murallas of Ávila

I'd seen the walls from the highway on the way to Madrid - like something out of a period … [Read More...]

Spanish Food

What to Eat at the Feria de Sevilla

Tapa Thursday: 10 Typical Foods You’ll Eat at the Feria de Abril

I'll just say it right away - sevillanos do not flock to the Real de la Feria for good … [Read More...]

Vegetarian tapas in Seville City Center

Tapa Thursdays: Fargo Bio Restaurant

My email notification pinged a few seconds after I'd hit the little paper arrow with a … [Read More...]

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Tapa Thursday: Vermouth

My biggest ambition in life is to become a Spanish abuelo. Who wouldn't want to spend the … [Read More...]

Teaching Abroad

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Applying to to the Auxiliares Program: How to Apply to be a Language Assistant in Spain

Six years ago, I began researching a way to make it back to Spain. I was a senior at … [Read More...]

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Ten Mistakes New Language Assistants Make (and how to avoid them + eBook giveaway)

My Spanish now-fiancé couldn’t help but laugh when I looked, puzzled, at our new coffee … [Read More...]

No joke, I spent a night here in the Islas Cies.

Sleeping in Spain: A Guide to Accommodation (and 30€ Voucher Giveaway!)

If there's one thing that's weathering the Spanish economic downturn (no doubt tied to the … [Read More...]