Resources for Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence and Rape Victims in Spain

On April 11th, 2018, the Today Show aired the story of Gabrielle Vega, a young woman who alleged she was raped while studying abroad in Spain. While … [Continue Reading]

where to go if you've been assaulted or raped in Spain

8 Must-have Experiences in Northern Spain

"I'm very sorry to say it, but I prefer Northern Spain," Diego said with a shrug. I returned his shrug and began regaling all of the places I'd been … [Continue Reading]

What to do in Northern Spain

Guiri 101: A Guide to the -erías

Lisa's skype call was full of nervous questions about what to pack and how to arrive alive to Sevilla. I'd be about to take the DELE when her train … [Continue Reading]

grocery shopping in Spain

Photo Post: the Manchego town of Cuenca

"Just take a look at this!" Pa tossed a magazine across the room towards me, dog-eared to a photo spread of an eagle soaring over lush pine trees. I'd … [Continue Reading]

CUENCA, SPAIN

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

Living in Seville

grocery shopping in Spain

Guiri 101: A Guide to the -erías

Lisa's skype call was full of nervous questions about what to pack and how to arrive alive … [Read More...]

Travel in Spain

What to do in Northern Spain

8 Must-have Experiences in Northern Spain

"I'm very sorry to say it, but I prefer Northern Spain," Diego said with a shrug. I … [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...]

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...]

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...]

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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...]

Traveling Europe and Beyond

spanish airport departure board

My Biggest Travel Fiasco (or, the time I spent New Year’s Eve alone in Romania)

Budapest, Hungary The clock reads 7:32 a.m. The man in the front seat is antsy, … [Read More...]

Learning by doing in India - Taj Mahal

Learning by Watching and Doing in India

There is no way to prepare yourself for India. Not by reading books or watching Monsoon … [Read More...]

To visit India is o experience sensory overload. I explore the subcontinent through my camera lens (because you can not share the deliciousness any other way).

The Colors of India

Lately, India has been on my mind.  Well, actually, it's been on my mind for the … [Read More...]