What Living as an Expat in Madrid is Really Like

What Living as an Expat in Madrid is Really Like

For this month’s American Expats series, our next stop is Spain. Cat Gaa, a Chicago native, moved to Seville, Spain, in 2007, and is now living in Madrid with her Spanish husband and young son (with another on the way!). Here, she talks about churros, unique...
The Ultimate Camino de Santiago Packing List

The Ultimate Camino de Santiago Packing List

When planning out my Camino de Santiago packing list, I researched dozens of packing lists. I wanted to get it right – after all, the Camino takes around 36 days and crosses nearly 500 miles. Because the Camino is so long, it’s extremely important to pack...
Why I’m Walking the Camino de Santiago (Starting Today)

Why I’m Walking the Camino de Santiago (Starting Today)

Here’s hoping I will look more graceful on the camino. Photo: Sateless Suitcase Sooo I have some exciting news – I’m walking the Camino de Santiago! And I start today (gulp). Needless to say, I’m kind of terrified but excited for the long...
The Ultimate Girls’ Packing List for Spain

The Ultimate Girls’ Packing List for Spain

Figuring out what to pack for a summer in Spain was daunting. Historically, I’m a huge over-packer. On this trip, I wanted to pack stylishly but not bring too many clothes. One trick that was completely new to me until recently is to use packing cubes. These...
A Long Weekend in Madrid: A Photo Essay

A Long Weekend in Madrid: A Photo Essay

Madrid was a weekend of small pleasures. Of leisurely waking up over coffee, of snapping photos in the rain, of eating every local specialty I could get my hands on. While I already wrote about my Madrid experience via Instagram, I wanted to share my SLR shots. I also...
Instagramming Madrid

Instagramming Madrid

Hey guys! It’s official- I miss blogging. So let’s get started shall we? And of course, Happy Father’s Day to all the awesome dads out there! Ah, Madrid. The food-obsessed, neo-baroque, oh-so-español Spanish capital that always makes me want to...
Studying Abroad on Beautiful Mallorca

Studying Abroad on Beautiful Mallorca

When I was still a wee college student, I spent one happy June “studying” the island of Mallorca, a Catalan-speaking island located a hop, skip and a jump from Ibiza. Living there, however briefly, was easy in a way only living on the Mediterranean can be:...
The Beauty of San Sebastián at Sunset

The Beauty of San Sebastián at Sunset

San Sebastián- Basque Country’s most beautiful city, is never more stunning than at sunset, especially from the summit of Monte Igueldo. From there you can soak in the views of San Sebastián, which contain beach and sky and mountains. Though I know I’m...