Erin Explores

by Erin Elaine

Preparing for Halloween in Spain

Halloween is pretty new in Spain, adopted from American pop culture. It’s a bit more popular for adults to dress up and go to parties, but some very young children … Continue reading

October 29, 2013 · 1 Comment

Feeling at home in Berlin (July 2013)

In July I spent 4 days in Berlin and loved every minute of it. My awesome friend Caitlin hosted me in her beautiful light-filled, high-ceiling-ed apartment, and I had fun … Continue reading

October 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Isle of Capri

While staying in Naples, I visited Capri with a new friend I’d met at my hostel. The island of Capri is known for its stunning natural beauty, caprese salad, and … Continue reading

September 21, 2013 · 1 Comment

Reflecting on this summer… Looking forward to this year…

I had a really busy summer! I visited 9 countries, 6 of those for the first time. I saw a ton of beautiful places, and had so many wonderful new … Continue reading

September 3, 2013 · 1 Comment

What I will and won’t miss upon returning to Spain

In a little more than 48 hours I will be finishing the last of my packing and will be going to the airport to return to Madrid, where I’ve been … Continue reading

August 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Approaching the end of my trip

It’s now evening in Galway, Ireland. I spent the day exploring the town and even got a little pink on accident. I have some pretty intense tan-lines from this trip, … Continue reading

August 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

What I have learned during 2 weeks of backpacking

I am two weeks in to my backpacking adventure, with four more to go. Already I have learned a lot about myself, about traveling, not to mention everything I’ve learned … Continue reading

July 5, 2013 · 4 Comments

Pamplona, Spain (May 2013)

In Pamplona we found delicious pintxos, great wine, and one of the most charming main squares I’ve come across. Pamplona’s main claims to fame are the San Fermin Festival (“the … Continue reading

June 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

San Sebastián – pintxos, pintxos, pintxos! (May 2013)

Our second stop was the beachfront town of San Sebastián. The highlights were the delicious pintxos (pronounced “pinchos”, the Basque version of tapas) and the beautiful scenery. Unfortunately it was … Continue reading

May 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Salamanca, The Golden City (May 2013)

Since I had 5 days off at the beginning of May, my friend Molly came to visit from Bellingham, and we had a ton of fun! First I introduced her … Continue reading

May 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Madrid Río

Today I rented a bike (5€ for an hour!) and rode along the Río Manzanares in Madrid with my friend Raquel. About 5 years ago they moved a freeway (autovía … Continue reading

May 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Granada and the Alhambra (April 2013)

My friend Julie and I decided that mid-April would be the best time to visit the Alhambra – warm enough for helado but not so warm we would be dripping … Continue reading

May 12, 2013 · 4 Comments

Porto, Portugal! (Bridges, Port Wine, Bookstores, and Seagulls!)

Porto is a beautiful city in the northwest of Portugal, where the Duoro River meets the Atlantic. It is a very beautiful city known for its bridges and its port … Continue reading

February 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

What path to choose

I recently had a bit of a revelation about how out of the ordinary my life is right now. I’ve been living in Spain for 4 months now, and it … Continue reading

January 6, 2013 · 2 Comments

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