Erin Explores

by Erin Elaine

Too busy for reverse culture shock?

There has definitely been a bit of reverse culture shock, but it hasn’t been as bad as I was expecting. Probably because I’ve been so busy starting the new school … Continue reading

September 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Things I Will Miss About España

Paella and other yummy Spanish food. Speaking Spanish. Sometimes I feel useless, sometimes I feel brilliant, but it’s always a great learning experience. The Metro!! Oh, the metro. I love … Continue reading

June 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

One Week Left

A week from today, I’ll be spending my last night in my Madrid apartment, and then flying to Croatia the following morning. The goodbye will be a bit drawn-out as … Continue reading

June 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Tug-of-war

I’ve been feeling pulled in two opposite directions lately, though one direction is definitely winning out – and I’ve been trying to figure out why. On one hand, I absolutely … Continue reading

April 8, 2014 · 1 Comment

Advice for Living Abroad – Homesickness

This is the latest in my series regarding advice for living abroad. Past entries include: Language | Culture One of the biggest fears people have regarding living abroad is homesickness. … Continue reading

March 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Self Discipline: Budgeting for Travel

I recently read a blog post titled How I Afford Travel: badass trips on a not-so-badass budget. I thought it contained a lot of great tips about fitting your dream … Continue reading

March 6, 2014 · 1 Comment

Traveling Alone

When I tell someone I’m traveling alone, the reaction is either Aren’t you scared/lonely? (from people who never travel alone) or Good on ya, aren’t you having a blast? (from … Continue reading

February 23, 2014 · 2 Comments

Contemplating My Future

I remember very clearly the exact moment I found out I had been hired to teach in Spain. I had been on the shortlist for a month, wondering what might … Continue reading

February 13, 2014 · 1 Comment

Thanksgiving in Spain, Year 2

This year, I went to TGI Friday’s with 3 Spanish friends for Thanksgiving. It was a set price of 17.50 for a bowl of cheesy broccoli soup, a huge plate … Continue reading

November 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Giant’s Causeway

After a beautiful (and at times terrifying) drive along the breathtaking Antrim Coast, I arrived at the Giant’s Causeway. After some frustration at the Giant’s Causeway Visitor’s Centre, I made … Continue reading

November 30, 2013 · 4 Comments

The Plan

It feels really great to be back in Madrid. I loved this city from my first day here, and that has never stopped. The crooked cobblestones. The children playing in … Continue reading

September 10, 2013 · 1 Comment

More inner monologue from my return to The States

Yesterday I drove a car for the first time in over 11 months. Living in Madrid I think I was only a passenger in a car all of three times. … Continue reading

August 12, 2013 · 1 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

Bucket List (June 2013 progress)

TRAVEL Gamble in Las Vegas (2009) – It’s hard to explain why I love Vegas so much. It’s completely artificial, and it’s expensive, and yet… I like it. It’s just … Continue reading

June 18, 2013 · Leave a comment