A Weekend in El Escorial, Spain

beautiful sunset in el escorial, spain

El Escorial – a wonderful town only 40 minutes outside of Madrid, accessible by train for only four euros. That’s right, for only four euros, you can escape the big city and head to the hidden paradise of El Escorial, jam packed with years of important Spanish history, charming streets which are pleasing to the […]

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Spanish Men versus American Men

hot Spaniard

To all my single ladies… You’re reading this post because you are curious about what it’s like to date in Spain. Or maybe you want to live vicariously through me and you want me to tell stories about hot, steamy Spanish men, their charm, and their super sexy accents. And you probably think they all […]

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The Neatest Boutique in Madrid

The eyes cannot see if the mind is blind. I saw that quote Sharpied onto a bathroom door the other day and it really struck a chord with me. I realized that the ability to build rich experiences presents itself everyday if we only open our minds to appreciate our surroundings. I’ve been back in […]

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Estella? Wine-not

Last weekend, I had a crazy hair and decided to take a weekend trip somewhere in Spain. There’s so much more to the story, but I won’t bore you with details. Long story short, I met someone as crazy about travel and adventure as I am.. we decide to “meet in the middle” and begin […]

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A Day Trip to San Juan del Gaztelugatxe, Basque Country

san juan del gaztelugatxe

Only about 40 kilometers (about 30 minutes) from Bilbao, you can discover a hidden paradise. Gaztelugatxe is an island, connected to the mainland (a town called Bermeo) by a man-made wall, representing a mini-Great Wall of China. Gaztelugatxe is a Basque word, derived from the Basque gaztelu = castle, fort and gaitz = difficult, tremendous. […]

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