Erin Explores

by Erin Elaine

Road Trip to Utah (Aug 2015)

In August I drove down to Utah with two friends. They were going to visit family and I was going to visit my BFF Leah. Thank goodness my car has … Continue reading

February 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

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

Farewell night!

It’s not just me leaving Madrid, a lot of my friends are, too. For a ‘last night out’, myself and some of my close friends from work went out together. … Continue reading

June 23, 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

Gran Canaria, Canary Islands

For the second half of my nine-day Semana Santa, I was on Gran Canaria with three friends. It was nice to have a mix of me-time and social-time on this … Continue reading

April 29, 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

Salzburg, Austria

I went to Salzburg hoping for snow and stunning fireworks, but alas, I got neither. But I did meet some really fun people and enjoyed spending time in such a … Continue reading

March 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

The jamón vending machine, and other adventures in Sevilla…

We had fun exploring the city. I wore a summer dress in mid November because I knew it would be my last chance. It was about 70 degrees F (21 … Continue reading

December 17, 2013 · Leave a 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

Warm November

I bet you’re all curious how I’ve been doing, right? So far, it’s been a pretty warm autumn in Madrid. Hardly any rain at all, and relatively warm temperatures. Aside … Continue reading

November 13, 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

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