Tapa Thursdays: Yakitoro, a Chicote-run Dining Concept in Madrid

Faced with a lunchtime dilemma in Madrid, I was thrilled to get a message at the very moment my stomach rumbled from my friend Lauren, a self- and … [Continue Reading]

Alberto Chicote of Yakitoro

Learning Photography Basics with Sevilla Photo Tour

How many times have you been on a trip and you hand your camera off to someone, only to get this result? Dude, I put it on auto for you. How could … [Continue Reading]

Tutorial with Sevilla PHoto Tour

Spain Snapshots: Setenil de las Bodegas (and why I never need to return)

The eternal question I get from my visitors is: Ooooh, where should we go on your days off? I'm not the type of person to sit still on the weekends so … [Continue Reading]

Sentenil de las Bodegas, Cadiz, a Pueblo Blanco

The Best-Kept Secrets in Florence

I admit I'm terrible at keeping secrets, but only the kind that you're bursting to share with people. The kind where no one is being talked about and … [Continue Reading]

The view from Piazzela Michelangelo Florence

How Greek Life Made Me a Better Expat

I am a member of Alpha Delta Pi and came home to ADPi more than ten years ago to the Alpha Beta Chapter at the University of Iowa (my chapter turns … [Continue Reading]

Alpha Delta Pi University of Iowa Dance Marathon

Living in Seville

Alpha Delta Pi University of Iowa Dance Marathon

How Greek Life Made Me a Better Expat

I am a member of Alpha Delta Pi and came home to ADPi more than ten years ago to the Alpha … [Read More...]

Travelling Europe and Beyond

The view from Piazzela Michelangelo Florence

The Best-Kept Secrets in Florence

I admit I'm terrible at keeping secrets, but only the kind that you're bursting to share … [Read More...]

Travel Photography

Tutorial with Sevilla PHoto Tour

Learning Photography Basics with Sevilla Photo Tour

How many times have you been on a trip and you hand your camera off to someone, only to … [Read More...]

Hawa Majal Jaipur views

A Peek at Life in India: the Hawa Mahal in Jaipur

From where we stood, halfway up the hill to the Monkey Temple, the waning light was … [Read More...]

The streets of Extremadura village Garganta la Olla

Spain Snapshots: Garganta la Olla, the gorgeous extremeño pueblo you’ve never, ever heard of

There was only one real reason why we stopped: it was sunny and just about 1pm, which … [Read More...]

Teaching Abroad

cultural ambassadors

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...]

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...]

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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...]