All Saints Day in Spain

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Autumn is a beautiful time in the northern latitudes. As an American, I associate autumn with Halloween. It’s one of the two big fall holidays, along with Thanksgiving. My first year abroad in Spain, I realized I was being very narrow-minded. Halloween is an American holiday that the rest of the world doesn’t celebrate. I Read More…

Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

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Epcot breaks stereotypes when it comes to traditional foods of countries around the world. In addition to all the permanent and temporary countries in Epcot during the International Food and Wine Festival, there are celebrity chefs, television show tapings, demonstrations, seminars, and tastings. It can be overwhelming if you walk into it without knowing what to expect!

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Discovering the White Villages of Andalusia

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I’ve noticed that when people tell me they’re traveling to Spain, it usually includes only a Madrid or Barcelona trip. While big cities are great, they don’t capture the essence of Spain. I’m here to entice you to either skip or add on to a trip to the big cities and discover the white villages of Andalusia.

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11 Travel Faux Pas to Avoid

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Wouldn’t it be great if everyone could be a travel expert? Do all the right things all the time? No one wants to intentionally be disrespectful, rude, or offensive, but sometimes we make mistakes. I’ve compiled a list of travel faux pas during my travels to share with you so you can go into your next trip prepared!

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6 Best Travel Mistakes

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Everyone who travels inevitably makes mistakes. Most of the time, we spend our time trying to avoid disastrous travel mistakes. If everything always went perfectly, it would be much more boring. Throughout my travels, I’ve learned that some mistakes are good to make. Here are 6 of the best travel mistakes I’ve made. 1. Get Lost Read More…

Earn Miles and Points for Everyday Activities

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Have you ever wondered how people who travel often tend to fly first class or stay in five-star hotels? With all that traveling, how do they find the extra money to vacation luxuriously? I’m going to let you in on a secret: it’s probably free or reduced. If you know what to look for, like earning Read More…

Life After Living Abroad

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There are plenty of travel blogs out there where people talk about quitting their jobs and moving abroad, maybe never coming back. But what about someone like me, who quit my job to move abroad for a year and then returned home? Life After Living Abroad I’ve been living in the past since I returned Read More…

10 Travel Apps That Make Traveling Easier

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I LOVE traveling, and I do it often. I’m an impulse traveler: if I see a deal that’s too good to resist, I book it and worry about the details later. So during my travels, I’ve come across a lot of travel apps and websites that have made my travels much easier, and If you have Read More…

Someday I Will… (A Travel Bucket List)

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Every traveler has a travel bucket list. I’d guess even non-travelers have a travel bucket list. My travel bucket list is ever-growing and insatiable, but I keep trying to cross things off my list. Our beautiful world is full of incredible wonders! 1. Machu Picchu This has always been a faraway dream on my travel Read More…

6 Biggest Misconceptions About America

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Have you ever gone overseas and realized that you’ve been stereotyped? Sometimes with something simple or funny. I actually laughed out loud the first time one of my Spanish students said to me, “What do you like better, Spanish food or American food?” Quite seriously, I said, “What’s American food?” And her quite serious reply Read More…