UPDATE Post #Brexit2016…I have no idea how the vote for the UK to leave the EU will impact illegal work…proceed with caution because times sure are a-changin’. Good luck out there wandering souls! For your reference: I lived and worked in Spain illegally from January 2014 – August 2015. I cannot be sure what laws […]
It is always sad when a beautiful thing comes to an end, this is undeniable. But we don’t have to let the end of something also be the end of our happiness. After a year and a half of living in Spain, I have been back in the states for a month now, and guess […]
When I moved to Spain, I never actually thought about leaving. That’s not to say I thought I would be here forever, spending the rest of my days as a siesta taking, Spanish señorita, I just lived in the moment completely – soaking up each moment of the adventure of my dreams. Now that I […]
Humans are a mess of emotions. We laugh and cry and scream and howl and smile and frown. We live in a delicate balance between bliss and despair – between being on top of the world and feeling like the world is on top of us. We are weird and dull and crazy and funny, […]
This story was originally published on When in Roams Travel Community. The speed of life is much slower in paradise than it is in the “real” world. But who is to say that this little piece of heaven on earth is not more “real” than the real world itself? The tiny island of Caye Caulker […]
As I begin my 29th trip around the sun, my 29th year of life, I cannot help but notice that I feel younger than I did at 24. 29 feels like 28 feels like 21. It is all the same. Our age does not define us, our attitude towards our age does.
A thousand steps taken, a thousand more to go. A year abroad and still no clue where to blow. I left to find me to find home to find peace. But home is not something to find or a place to leave your things. Now I see that home is not anywhere but within me. Home, I […]
From the first time I went abroad I knew I was screwed. My life would never be the same and I would live in a perpetual state of, “WOW, what a ride! What’s next?” I was ignited by wanderlust and I never wanted the flame to die. 10 years later, I live abroad in Spain […]
I’m laying in bed in my new flat in the center of Granada. The sun is streaming through the french-style doors leading to my tiny balcony and warming up my feet. In the near distance, I can hear church bells from the Grand Cathedral and the soft notes of an accordion are floating into my […]
Through yoga, meditation, vegetarianism and mindfulness I have transformed my life. Once I converted to using all natural beauty products on my body, the full transformation was complete to living an au naturel lifestyle…damn it feels good to be a hippie! I don’t use deodorant and stopped brushing my teeth with toothpaste. My shampoo doesn’t have […]
8 months and 5,724 miles is what it took me to realize that everything I needed to be absolutely blissfully happy and at peace had always been within me. (28 years and a million miles to be exact…but who’s counting) I possess all the ingredients I need to make a happy and fulfilling life, I […]
Image via Karen Xavier This story was originally published on Women for One Three unlikely women were brought together by destiny, coincidence, and by a need they all shared. Months before this meeting, each one of these women experienced some kind of hardship in their lives, ranging from the loss of a loved one, lack of […]
On this journey of mine, globally and spiritually, I’ve discovered millions of things about millions of things, as expected. I knew I would fall in love with myself and the world and Spain and culture and places and faces, but one thing I did not expect to fall in love with was women.
Her face still thick with sleep Her eyes, sparkling with dreams She looked in the mirror and smiled and said, “I Love You!” She did this everyday and everyday her heart grew. She went out into the world with an air of confidence that drove men crazy and made other women mad. Life was easy […]
The summer of my dreams is officially underway. When I moved to Spain, I knew I was going to want to explore for the summer and take a break from teaching. I wasn’t sure what that meant, but I knew I would find a way to make it happen. Traveling around like a normal backpacker […]
I haven’t written in about a month because I have just been so damn busy enjoying life! It seems like each weekend since spring sprung there has been something fantastic happening! The sun is shining and living truly is easy. Granada blossomed in so many ways when the frost of winter melted and the trees […]
I have less. I need less. I want less. Living a simple life is liberating. You realize that all the things you once placed so much meaning on become meaningless and almost a burden. Life can be lived with so little, but it is shoved down our throats that we need more and more material […]
Although I only spent a fleeting 36-ish hours in this magnificent village, I feel forever changed from it. This spontaneous trip came to fruition just 3 days before departure, as my 90 days in Europe drew near and the pressure was on to get to Africa.
I have been living in Spain for 2 months, but it took me 9 years to get here. I laid a trail of bread crumbs in 2005, when I first set foot in Barcelona, knowing one day they would lead me back. I knew from the first day that this country was where I belonged. […]
By the title of the post, you know I’m in heaven. A lot of people were surprised when I told them I wasn’t moving to Barcelona or Madrid. Being the most popular destinations in Spain and the most populated, I naturally avoided them. I’ve always been drawn to getting off the beaten path and this […]
I surrender. To myself. To my insatiable need to explore. To my restlessness. To the Universe. To the unknown. To the road. To the gypsy inside. To adventure. To wanderlust. To my heart’s desire. I surrender.