How Spain Has Changed in the Last 5 Years

As you may more may not already know before moving to Spain to teach English, I had studied in Granada, Spain during college. However, that was about 5 years ago. A lot has changed within those 5 years, at a personal level, at a Spanish level, and at a global level. I


Upcoming Christmas Travel Plans!

Well, that does it. My plans for Christmas break are finally 100% set. Luckily, the North American Language & Culture Assistants program through which I’m teaching in Spain gives us an extraordinary amount of time off for Christmas, New Year’s, and Epiphany (Diá de los reyes magos). I’m off of work from December 19th


November Monthly Update

Wow! I cannot believe that it’s December already! In fact, we’re already into the second week of December, so yes, this post is a little late as it’s recapping November. Well, let’s see…November was filled with quite a bit and definitely flew right by. Casa Rural in Navarra, Spain In the middle


A Nostalgic Return to Granada

This past weekend, I took a trip (see: 11 hours bus ride) down to Granada, the city that first made me fall in love with Spain when I studied abroad. I headed down there to have a study abroad reunion of sorts as three other students from my study abroad program are


An Expat Thanksgiving

Shortly after my birthday was Thanksgiving, my favorite holiday of the year. Just like my birthday, I spent Thanksgiving away from home for the first time this year. I’m not going to lie either; it was difficult. In Spain, it was just a normal Thursday for everyone, I worked as usual and


Turning 26

Well, I’ve officially celebrated my first birthday away from home, not including when I was off at college. A few days ago, just before Thanksgiving, I turned 26!  It may be surprising to some who say they have felt “old” for every birthday since they graduated college, but I didn’t feel old


7 Quirky Things I’ve Noticed While Living in Spain

I moved to Spain just about two months ago and have been living life as an expat in a mid-sized Spanish city–Logroño–ever since I’ve arrived. As an American expat living in Spain, I have noticed a few strange things here in Spain that are different from how I expected or different than


A Weekend on the Spanish-French Border

I know my last post about Laguardia was about how beautiful and picturesque it was, so I’m sorry to do this to you all… This past weekend I traveled to a small village in northern Spain that is right on the Spanish-French border. The tiny village of Luzaide/Valcarlos–one is the Basque name


The Medieval City of Laguardia, Spain

Laguardia is one of the most beautiful, picturesque cities I have seen. I needed to say that before I wrote anything else. That way if you do not want to read the rest of this, please, please, please scroll through and take a look at the pictures. It will be worth your


Fiesta del Pisado de la Uva in San Asensio, La Rioja

A few weeks back, I took my first trip out of Logroño to a small village about 30 minutes away called San Asensio with a few friends. It was hard to believe that this was my first trip out of Logroño since arriving in mid-September, but I guess it shows that I really