Traveling through Spain's biggest city in just two days is not for the weak-willed. In a perfect world, I would have spent at least five days in Madrid instead of squeezing everything into two, but if you're like me and 48 hours is the best you can do, here are the attractions and food you HAVE… Continue reading 48 Hours in Madrid: What to See, Eat & Do!
I vividly remember the first time I ordered tapas in Seville... it was a disaster! The second I laid my eyes on the enormous menu, I felt the stress building. The unfamiliar names, weird portion sizes, and incredibly low prices were all throwing me off. My Spanish knowledge got me through the translation part, but I… Continue reading The Best Tapas Dishes To Try in Spain
At 8:45 AM this past Saturday morning – camera and tostada in hand – I hopped on a 2-hour bus ride through rolling hills and rural towns to the one and only Córdoba, Spain. I have been DYING to visit this small yet historically rich city, and found it to be the perfect day trip… Continue reading How to Spend the Day in Córdoba: What To See, Eat & Do!
Before moving to Seville, Spain for the semester, I pictured a small city with a few historic spots, tapas bars and flamenco shows. But I had no idea just how massive in size and rich in culture Seville truly is. Experiencing the unique Sevillano culture in just three days is a challenge, but often that’s all the […]
The first of my many weekend trips was spent with five friends in the one and only Lagos, Portugal! After two weeks of an intensive Spanish class and a two hour final exam on Friday, I practically fell out of my chair and onto the bus to Lagos. I had been daydreaming about this beach… Continue reading Weekend Recap: Lagos, Portugal
It's officially been two weeks since moving into my Sevillano home, but I swear it feels like I've lived here for months already! Being thrown into the Spanish lifestyle has forced me to abandon all my American habits and completely adjust to the culture – much more so than I anticipated. But here's the thing:… Continue reading Culture Shock: An American College Student Living in Spain
They say acceptance is the first step. So I am here to say it. I AM A COFFEE ADDICT. You think I'm joking? Try crossing me at 3 in the afternoon when I haven't had my morning cup o' joe, and then get back to me. It's that legit. As a Tampa native who lives… Continue reading The Best Cafés in Tampa to Cure Your Coffee Cravings
Grey's Anatomy, Sleepless in Seattle, and RAIN. Those were all the things I associated with Seattle before my trip there last month. As a total Seattle rookie, I had no idea what my first trip to Washington State would hold. And Fremont – an artistic neighborhood along the Lake Washington Ship canal – had never… Continue reading A Perfect Sunday Morning in Fremont
Leisurely strolls with the dog; teens posing in front of street murals; couples walking arm in arm… I don’t know what it is, but there’s something about Hyde Park Village that makes you just want to sit on a bench and soak in your surroundings. If you’re from Tampa, you’ll know exactly what I mean.… Continue reading The Best Spots in Hyde Park Village