Erin Explores

by Erin Elaine

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

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

Back in the USA

I landed in Seattle about 12 hours ago, after a connection in Chicago. It’s the first time I’ve been in the US in almost a year, after living in Madrid. … Continue reading

August 9, 2013 · 3 Comments

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

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


I used to never jaywalk, like EVER. Particularly in cities. I’m just not much of a risk-taker when it comes to darting across streets while hoping no cars come careening … Continue reading

January 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Ironic: Madrid has a dry climate, but owning an umbrella is a must…

Growing up in the Pacific Northwest, I’ve only owned 2 umbrellas in my life. The first I received as a gift as a teenager and used probably 3 times in … Continue reading

September 28, 2012 · 1 Comment

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