The Guiri Guide to Having a Baby in Spain: Fourth Trimester

It's just before 4am and my body wakes me up slowly. The baby, in his Pack n' Play next to my bed, is stirring, too. Like clockwork, he's still doing … [Continue Reading]

The Guire Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth

Photo Post: A Perfect Day in Tapia de Casariego, Asturias

When we returned to Western Asturias, where we took our babymoon, we had two things clear: we'd stay at Agustina and Angel's guest house, la Casona … [Continue Reading]

Tapia de Casariego Asturias

The Guiri Guide to Having a Baby in Spain: Labor and Delivery

From the looks of it, I haven't had a baby. My belly has long since deflated and I'm walking upright again. My face isn't swollen, the byproduct of … [Continue Reading]

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The Tongue-in-Cheek Guide for Surviving a Sevillano Summer

Something odd happens in Seville in late spring. As the temperatures being to rise into the 30s and 40s, there's a shift in activity. Streets clear, … [Continue Reading]

Summer in Seville

Photo Post: the Towns of Úbeda and Baeza

For whatever reason, the province of Jaén has always piqued my interest - and has always intimidated me. I considered it No Man's Land because of my … [Continue Reading]

BAEZA AND ÚBEDA

Living in Seville

The Guire Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth

The Guiri Guide to Having a Baby in Spain: Fourth Trimester

It's just before 4am and my body wakes me up slowly. The baby, in his Pack n' Play next to … [Read More...]

Travelling Europe and Beyond

dalt-vila

Exploring the Wonders of Dalt Vila, Ibiza’s Old Town

There's more to Ibiza than Pacha, the jet set or kitesurfing. Dalt Vila, meaning ‘Upper … [Read More...]

Travel Photography

Tapia de Casariego Asturias

Photo Post: A Perfect Day in Tapia de Casariego, Asturias

When we returned to Western Asturias, where we took our babymoon, we had two things clear: … [Read More...]

why you need this

Why You Need This Adult Coloring Book Dedicated to Wanderlust

It was a night like any other: I was watching clips of America's Next Top Model (shame, … [Read More...]

Nyhavn harbor colorful houses

Photo Post: Colorful Copenhagen

My knowledge of Denmark was relatively small: the Danes created my favorite childhood toy … [Read More...]

Spanish Food

a tasting at Basilippo

The Curious Case of Spanish Extra Virgin Olive Oil

"Passion and quality are at the heart of this venture. It's that simple." I sneezed, a … [Read More...]

Typical Spanish food at Christmas

Tapas Tuesday: Roscón de Reyes, or the Spanish Twist on King’s Cake

The Epiphany is one of my most beloved Spanish Christmas traditions. Not only does it … [Read More...]

Tasting

Tapa Thursday: Tasting Jerez de la Frontera

I'll admit it - I have a big ol' crush on Jerez de la Frontera. While Seville swoons, … [Read More...]

Teaching Abroad

How to Apply to the Language Assistants Program

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

this post was updated in February 2016. Nine years ago, I began researching a way … [Read More...]

10 Mistakes

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

My Spanish now-husband 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...]