Just about one year ago, my sister called to tell me she was coming to visit me here in Madrid-- with her husband and four small children in tow! I was overjoyed, yet apprehensive-- would it be too much for the kids? Luckily, I've now learned that Madrid is a pretty awesome city … [Read more...]
I've been blogging about Spain since 2011. Why do I do it? Because it is an incredible country with so much to offer tourists and locals alike! I've visited 13 of Spain's 17 Autonomous Communities, and 21 of the 50 provinces-- but it's never enough! Join me on the journey through Spain's incredible cities, villages, hiking trails, restaurants, markets, beaches, islands and beyond.
The first time I heard of calçots, I was intrigued. A barbecued onion festival? Count me in! I was dying to experience an authentic calçotada, which only happen in the Catalan countryside, not too far outside of Barcelona. So I decided to plan a weekend away in the middle of … [Read more...]
Madrid and Barcelona are amazing cities, but neither of these vibrant metropolises can hold a candle to the rejuvenating powers of rural Spain. Luckily, as the second most mountainous country in Europe, there is no shortage of spectacular scenery and pure, fresh mountain air … [Read more...]
The first time I visited Madrid I have to admit I was a hopeless tourist. Having done minimal research before making the trip up from Seville, my study abroad buddies and I booked a cheap youth hostel and wandered aimlessly through the city hoping to see something interesting. … [Read more...]
Is there any country in the world that celebrates food as awesomely as Spain? Here the obsession with gastronomy goes far beyond the table, often pouring out into the streets and fields in all-out celebrations of all things edible and drinkable. From world-famous harvest … [Read more...]