How a River Boat Changed My Mind About Cruises

My two experiences on cruises were enough to have me docked on dry land forever: at 9, we braved the Big Red Boat's Disney cruise, where I was too old … [Continue Reading]

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On Letting Go & Floating On:  Musings from a Chronic Traveler

At lot has changed with me this week: I got married! The Novio and I finally said our Sí, quieros (albeit in English) in a bilingual, bicultural … [Continue Reading]

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How Billy Madison Memes Perfectly Describe Wedding Planning

Ah, summer. My most favorite season of the year - beach days, sunshine and sleeping in. And sunburns. Always sunburns. And then I decided to … [Continue Reading]

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Exploring Chicago’s Old Town with the Second City

“You know you’ve really made it when Lorne takes you out to dinner,” Margaret quipped, stopping short for effect while the 25 or so of us leaned in. … [Continue Reading]

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Travel Products Review: Wallpapered Custom Map Canvases

My most beloved home decorations are the small things I've picked up from traveling around Europe and más allá - a Chinese zodiac garland I … [Continue Reading]

Wallpapered Map Canvas

Travelling Europe and Beyond

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How a River Boat Changed My Mind About Cruises

My two experiences on cruises were enough to have me docked on dry land forever: at 9, we … [Read More...]

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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...]

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Tapa Thursdays: Five Must-Eat Canarian Dishes

I knew that my travel style had changed when H and I planned our trip to Croatia and … [Read More...]

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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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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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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Preparing for the Camino: Why I’m Walking

Muuuuyyyyyy bien chicos! Raquel's morning greeting was accompanied with a slurp and the … [Read More...]