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

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

Pamplona, Spain (May 2013)

In Pamplona we found delicious pintxos, great wine, and one of the most charming main squares I’ve come across. Pamplona’s main claims to fame are the San Fermin Festival (“the … Continue reading

June 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

San Sebastián – pintxos, pintxos, pintxos! (May 2013)

Our second stop was the beachfront town of San Sebastián. The highlights were the delicious pintxos (pronounced “pinchos”, the Basque version of tapas) and the beautiful scenery. Unfortunately it was … Continue reading

May 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Salamanca, The Golden City (May 2013)

Since I had 5 days off at the beginning of May, my friend Molly came to visit from Bellingham, and we had a ton of fun! First I introduced her … Continue reading

May 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Madrid Río

Today I rented a bike (5€ for an hour!) and rode along the Río Manzanares in Madrid with my friend Raquel. About 5 years ago they moved a freeway (autovía … Continue reading

May 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Granada and the Alhambra (April 2013)

My friend Julie and I decided that mid-April would be the best time to visit the Alhambra – warm enough for helado but not so warm we would be dripping … Continue reading

May 12, 2013 · 4 Comments

Porto, Portugal! (Bridges, Port Wine, Bookstores, and Seagulls!)

Porto is a beautiful city in the northwest of Portugal, where the Duoro River meets the Atlantic. It is a very beautiful city known for its bridges and its port … Continue reading

February 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

I have a lot to be thankful for…

I am thankful for the exciting once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of living in Europe. I am thankful to have a job in my chosen career during a major recession. I am thankful … Continue reading

November 25, 2012 · 3 Comments

Thanksgiving in Madrid!

This year was the first Thanksgiving I ever spent away from my family. I miss them, but being able to celebrate Thanksgiving in Madrid with friends definitely helped. I made … Continue reading

November 25, 2012 · Leave a comment

You have a CHOICE.

Life is all about choices, from the big things to the little things. Life doesn’t just happen. Life is only a series of choices, good or bad, mundane or exciting, … Continue reading

October 24, 2012 · 1 Comment

Things are settling down…

I have officially been in Madrid for almost 10 days now and I am having such a great time! A lot has happened since my last entry, so keep reading … Continue reading

September 14, 2012 · Leave a comment