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

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

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

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

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

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

A Love Letter to Mass Transit

Dearest Mass Transit, How do I love thee? Let me count the ways… You are efficient. You can carry more people than buses could ever dream of. And during rush … Continue reading

February 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Solar panels in Germany

This is just a quick post with the last of my pictures from Germany. I know to some people this is a pretty boring topic. (You went to Germany, who … Continue reading

December 31, 2012 · 1 Comment