Erin Explores

by Erin Elaine

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

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


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

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

Contemplating My Future

I remember very clearly the exact moment I found out I had been hired to teach in Spain. I had been on the shortlist for a month, wondering what might … Continue reading

February 13, 2014 · 1 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

Simple Joys

Enjoying a day of perfect weather is one of the true simple joys in life. Today was one of those days in Madrid. The seasons change suddenly in Madrid. One … Continue reading

April 15, 2013 · Leave a comment


Daydreaming about traveling doesn’t require bravery. Enjoying the concept of traveling without actually doing it doesn’t require bravery. Asking your friends about their adventures doesn’t require bravery. But actually traveling, … Continue reading

February 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

What path to choose

I recently had a bit of a revelation about how out of the ordinary my life is right now. I’ve been living in Spain for 4 months now, and it … Continue reading

January 6, 2013 · 2 Comments

Goodbye 2012! Welcome, 2013!

2012 was a very good year for me. I experienced a lot of firsts: First time living abroad First salaried job in my chosen field First time going to Spain, … Continue reading

January 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

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 512 other subscribers