A Foreigner’s Guide to Weddings in Spain

Since the bride and groom delivered the invitations earlier this summer, I had been anxiously awaiting this weekend. Not only were Dani and I happy that our friends were tying the knot, but I was also excited to attend my first wedding in Spain! But not just any wedding—a Galician wedding! To add to the anticipation, everyone kept telling me, “¿Es tu primera boda gallega? ¡Vas a flipar!” (It’s …

13 Things To See And Do In Murcia, Spain

Every time I visit Murcia, Spain, I get asked the same questions. “Why would you go to Murcia? What’s in Murcia?” To say that this region and its capital get overlooked would be an understatement; either people forget Murcia exists or they’ve never heard of it before. Seriously. If you Google “most visited cities in Spain,” Murcia is not in the top FORTY! If you read (an …

Video: A Glimpse of London

On my recent visit to London, for the first time on any of my trips I tried my hand at a little travel filming. With the footage I recorded of different famous sites I visited, such as Buckingham Palace, The London Eye, Platform 9 3/4 in King’s Cross Station, and Big Ben, the video captures some cool moments of what life is like in the big city. I filmed …

London: Coming Full Circle In My Travels

As we began to descend in preparation for landing, seats in the upright position and tray tables stowed, I started to fidget nervously in my seat. The roller-coaster flight pattern the plane was now flying in didn’t help to settle my stomach, but the bulk of my anxiousness came from the fact that I was returning to a place I hadn’t been to in over 12 …

My 24-Hour Trip From Hell

I knew there was a problem when we first walked into the airport. My boyfriend and I had arrived at 5 o’clock in the morning, 2 hours and 20 minutes early like good little travelers, ready for our Vigo-Madrid-Chicago flight. We had purchased the tickets more than 6 months earlier, and I was more than ready (a.k.a homesick) to get back and visit my family in southern Indiana. We …