Pinterest Challenge – Week 1 & Introduction

So, if you’re like me and the other 200 million people who use Pinterest regularly, you probably have a TON of pins that you’ve forgotten about since you first started pinning back in 2010 (yes, Pinterest is already 8 years old!). Pinterest is a fantastic place to get inspired with[…]

6 Amazing Tapas to Try in Barcelona

When you travel to a new place, you want to see as much as you can, right? It’s common to spend all day wandering the streets, snapping away with your camera, in search of Instagram-worthy views. But there’s more to a city than just its famous sights! A culture is[…]

“Barcelona, Love at First Taste” with Eye on Food Tours

Bring together delicious food, a unique and interesting history, and the beauty of Barcelona, and you’ve got yourself a winner! I had the pleasure of going on a morning foodie walking tour recently with Eye on Food Tours, where we explored the historic neighborhoods (and restaurants) of El Born and[…]

40+ Foods to Try in Barcelona

For me, one of the most rewarding things about traveling is trying out the local food in each place. I vigorously research before every trip I take, and a special portion of that is dedicated specifically to traditional foods in each city and at different times of the year. However,[…]

Travel Guide: San Sebastian, Basque Country, Spain

  Known for its gorgeous beaches and top-notch food, San Sebastian is definitely a must-visit city in Spain! I was dying to visit Basque Country, and when a 4 day weekend came my way, I decided to take advantage of it. I had heard so many amazing things about San Sebastian[…]

Spanish Idioms, #3: Ponerse las botas.

I learned this lovely Spanish expression as I was preparing for a dinner I had organized for my host family and their friends in Barcelona. I was cooking up all sorts of Mexican specialties (which I have missed SO much since I arrived), including guacamole, enchiladas, etc… and in large[…]

Best Restaurants & Bars in Barcelona, According to Expats & Locals

When you come to Barcelona, it is easy to get lured into the tourist traps in search of the perfect paella or sangria. Unfortunately, this generally means you get low-quality, overpriced food and drinks, and you will leave feeling disappointed rather than satisfied. There are plenty of amazing restaurants in[…]

Travel Guide: Santander, Cantabria, Spain

Admittedly, I regret not spending more time in Santander.  My original plan was to visit San Sebastian and Bilbao for the 4 day weekend, but my host family had insisted that Santander was worth seeing. They told me it was only a short drive past Bilbao, but it ended up[…]

Travel Guide: Luxembourg City

This is the second of many Guides for this website (see my first, about beautiful Barcelona, here)! I hope you find it as useful as I do. Before every one of my trips, I spend hours and hours researching and planning everything, and instead of just throwing everything away when I’m finished,[…]

Spanish Idioms, #1: Poner Toda la Carne en el Asador

Idioms, or colloquial expressions, are very important when you learn a language. It helps you to think in a new way and also relate to native speakers more. You may know tons of vocabulary and be able to conjugate your verbs, but without the use of idioms, your speech will[…]