Itinerary: Spontaneous European Summer 2017

 European Summer 2017 Countries: Spain, France, Italy, Britain, Hungary, Croatia, Germany Planning on spending your summer 2017 traveling across Europe?  Here’s my annual mock itinerary sharing exactly how I would do just that.  It might seem counter intuitive for a spontaneous traveler like myself to have such a detailed plan, but think of this as…

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Semana Santa in Sevilla: A Guide to Holy Week

 The Low Down on Semana Santa in Sevilla Celebrating Semana Santa in Sevilla was an 8-year goal of mine that finally, FINALLY came to fruition this past April. It is no secret that I absolutely love Spain and I always make a point to go during a festival because in my personal opinion, Spain does…

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I Was Chased By A Bull in Spain

The Short Story Of When I Was Chased By A Bull In Spain While In Charge Of 30 Campers So yes, I was chased by a wild bull in the middle of a rural mountainous region in Northern Spain and so were the 30 campers that I was in charge of at that same time. …

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Spain Itinerary: 10 Days in Barcelona & Madrid

Spain: An Ideal 10-Day Itinerary for Barcelona and Madrid Well, this has certainly been a longtime coming.  I mean one of the main reasons I started this blog was because a little Spain itinerary I wrote via FB message 5 years ago made the rounds throughout the years and I was shocked 4 years later…

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Spring in Europe: Kings Day, Feria, Patio Festival

Spring Itinerary:Kings Day (Amsterdam), Feria (Sevilla), Patio Festival (Cordoba) This itinerary for spring 2017 is probably the itinerary I am most excited about all year.  I think that if you can swing these dates which are April 25th – May 6th (you can obviously adjust accordingly), you will have the most fantastic trip in Europe before the…

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Shopping: Best Retail Stores in Spain

Shop Till You Drop in Spain The shopping in Spain and throughout Europe is phenomenal; personally, I feel like all of the trendy items come out in stores in Europe first and then slowly trickle to the United States and other parts of the world.  That isn’t factually based, so don’t quote me on it,…

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10 of the Most Walkable Cities in Europe

A Thank You Letter to 10 of Europe’s Most Walkable Cities Dear Europe: Whenever I arrive in a city and I am frantically trying to figure out how to use the metro machines or what side of the street to catch the bus on, I am always delighted when I discover that I just need my…

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Barcelona: What to See, Where to Eat and Party

BARCELONA The ultimate guide to everything Barcelona…this city is my first love and I want everyone to experience its gloriousness. THE NITTY GRITTY Community: Barcelona is the capital city of the autonomous community of Catalonia, and therefore most natives speak Catalan as their first language.  While they know Spanish as well, native Catalonians are very proud of…

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Running of the Bulls: Sans Accommodation

Don’t Go to Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, Spain Without a Place to Stay for 2 Nights The title really says it all because, funny story, I did just that.  It was a spur of the moment decision to go to Pamplona because I was in Barcelona for 4th of July with some friends…

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