Spain is not only a place to enjoy amazing food and wine, it is a country where the delicacies on the table take center stage. Eating here is anything but a passive routine. Behind each traditional dish are stories of adventure, danger, history and romance. It's only by having … [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.
You don't have to be fluent in Spanish to eat amazingly in Spain, but there are a handful of words that will make the experience a bit easier. From what the menu means to how to order what you want, these sixteen foodie words and phrases will help you eat (and order!) like a … [Read more...]
Giant cone-shaped light trees that stretch to the stars, the sweet smell of caramelizing almonds that tantalizes from afar and more tiny wise men figurines than you can possibly imagine. This can only be one place: a Spanish Christmas market. … [Read more...]
Grocery shopping in Spain is a day-long affair. First there's the fruit and vegetable shop, then the butcher, the fish monger, the dried beans and spices stand, the cheese store, the wine shop and finally the baker's. Every item on my shopping list has its own specialty store and … [Read more...]
A tourist. It's that thing we all hope never to be labeled. It's a word that conjures images of Hawaiian shirts and fanny packs, awkwardness and social faux pas. It's a label given to restaurants that are overpriced and unauthentic. It's a haze that hangs over those parts of … [Read more...]