• Travel
  • The After Life: Going Home After Living Abroad


    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 […]

  • Spain
  • WTF: What’s The Future?


    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 […]

  • Backpacking
  • Slow Down Mon: 24 Hours in Caye Caulker, Belize


    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 […]

  • Spain
  • 7 Lessons from the Road


    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 […]

  • Teaching English Abroad
  • One Please


    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 […]

  • Spain
  • Lady Love


    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.

  • Spain
  • Summer and the Gypsy


    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 […]

  • Spain
  • Life, What is it But a Dream?


    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 […]

  • Travel
  • Chefchaouen: The Blue Village


    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.

  • Spain
  • I Live in Spain!!!


    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. […]

  • Spain
  • GRANADA: Wine, Culture, History, Nature


    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 […]

  • Spirit
  • Surrender


    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.