Erin Explores

by Erin Elaine

The Problem with Pintrest

I admit, I use Pinterest from time to time. I’ve used it to find some delicious recipes, funny memes, and cute hairstyles. However, some areas of the site have become … Continue reading

March 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

How to Make (and Keep) a Traveler’s Hippocratic Oath

Originally posted on Everywhere Once:
Tours you can take, although we’ll pass First, do no harm. It’s an oath sworn by physicians and a pledge that every traveler should make…

December 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Moving (back) across an ocean

Yes, I am alive. I returned to WA on July 31st and the culture shock hasn’t been too bad, but it’s definitely there. I’ve spent my time hanging out with … Continue reading

August 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Strange Math of Traveling Without a Plan

Originally posted on Everywhere Once:
I meant to go here Is it possible to get nothing for something and still think you’ve gotten a good deal? Apparently, the answer to…

July 26, 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

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

Only in Spain…

…do they take the retirement age of 65 so seriously. When it’s your 65th birthday, it’s common to retire that very day. This year one of the teachers at my … Continue reading

March 3, 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

Sunny Friday

I have a lot to be thankful for here. I was thinking about it today during my commute home. It’s 2:20 and I’m leaving school, it’s sunny, mid-50s F (13 … Continue reading

February 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Spanish Level – Dec 2013

December 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Living Abroad

August 25, 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

Spanish Skills June 2013

Nine months in Madrid, surrounded by native speakers (lots of practice!) but required to speak English all day at work (less practice!) I’m still super self-conscious, but I’m getting better … Continue reading

June 20, 2013 · 1 Comment