Why I Prefer To Be Rich in Experiences

Posted by on Mar 19, 2012 in Blog, Expat Life | 2 comments

Before I graduated from university, I envisioned my post-grad life to be somewhat of the following: successful career in PR, apartment in the city, happy hours with my girlfriends, etc. After I studied abroad, as cliché as “I found myself in Europe” may be, I did absolutely discover that travel was going to be a priority in my life and the aforementioned vision of what I though being a young adult entailed was getting blurred. As graduation neared and it came time to start looking for a job, I couldn’t help but question if I really ‘had to’ jump right into my...

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Santorini: The Stuff Dreams Are Made Of

Posted by on Mar 12, 2012 in Blog, Greece, World Travels | 0 comments

Going through my Santorini pictures always makes me happy. I feel so blessed to have been able to visit this famous Greek isle, not once, not twice, but THREE times! It’s truly a magical place, and even though it’s overrun by cruise ship groups come high-season, I recommend it to everyone, as it’s an island with something to please everyone. Though Santorini promises to be an incredibly romantic island, it’s also perfect for sun-worshippers and back-packers seeking beach parties by day, and dance clubs by night. Families, foodies, history-buffs and retirees will enjoy...

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Hydra: A Traffic-Free Island in the Aegean Sea

Posted by on Mar 7, 2012 in Blog, Greece, World Travels | 0 comments

Though back home in Seattle friends and family are still bundled up, here on the Mediterranean, it’s already feeling like spring. These next few months are the perfect time to visit southern Europe: it’s warm and mostly sunny, with lower airfare and fewer crowds than the high-season of July and August bring. It’s no secret that one of my absolute favorite places in the world is Greece. I studied there, have traveled there several times, and owe it (or maybe should blame it?) for my incessant wanderlust. From my various trips there, I’ve visited several of the Greek...

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My 7 Super Shots

Posted by on Mar 5, 2012 in Blog, Travel Photography | 0 comments

Hostelbookers, one of my go-to sites for booking travel accommodation, has started up a meme to share favorite travel photos in the blogging community. One of my favorite bloggers, Erin from La Tortuga Viajera, has tagged me to participate, so here goes! A photo that…takes my breath away  Santorini, Greece is as breathtaking in person as it is in photos. It is truly one of the most stunning and picturesque places I’ve ever traveled to. It’s the type of place that’s so beautiful, you’re happy to return again and it continued surprising me with its beauty on my...

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Carnaval in Cádiz via Instagram

Posted by on Feb 21, 2012 in Andalusia, Blog | 0 comments

After spending my first Carnaval in Cádiz back in 2010, I knew I’d be back. Though that first visit took me there on a Saturday night, braving the cold, the bottle-filled streets and the mobs of people until the wee hours of the morning, this year, I was content with settling for a Sunday day-trip instead. If I thought going in the day would mean I’d be missing out on the party—I was dead-wrong. Carnaval surges full-steam ahead throughout the week and Sunday was just as crazy as Saturday night. However, instead of rain and chilly temps, I said “Salud!” with...

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Honey River

Posted by on Feb 14, 2012 in Andalusia, Blog, Spain, Travel Photography | 0 comments

Since I’m in a bit of a chocolate-induced food coma, I’ll let my photos do the talking. Here are the promised pictures of my hike from this past weekend in El Rio de la Miel, or Honey River. Feliz Día de Los Enamorados! P.S. Did you know the Spanish are considered the world’s most romantic nationality? Well, CNNGo seems to think...

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