Erin Explores

by Erin Elaine

Lake Wenatchee (Aug 2015)

In August I went camping on the shores of Lake Wenatchee with three friends. We had such a fun time swimming, playing cards, hiking, and talking. It was so nice … Continue reading

February 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

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

Slowly settling in

I guess I forgot how much work it is to unpack an entire apartment! The last time I did this was the summer of 2010, and at that time I … Continue reading

August 20, 2014 · 3 Comments

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

Moving Back to WA

Well, it’s official! I’ll be moving back to Washington this summer. I guess I’ll have to change the name of this blog! I’ve been offered a teaching position in a … Continue reading

May 23, 2014 · 1 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

Visiting WA (August 2013)

After finishing my 6+ week trip through Europe, I flew to WA to visit family and friends for 3 weeks. It was a whirlwind trip, I felt like I was … Continue reading

December 14, 2013 · Leave a 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

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

Spanish Beach Culture

In Spain, every worker (no matter the job) is legally guaranteed at least 22 paid vacation days per year. Once you factor in weekends and public holidays, this amounts to … Continue reading

October 11, 2013 · Leave a comment