Daily Wanderlust: the ancient Queimada ceremony in Spain

During my time in Spain, I spent two separate weeks with the Vaughantown program teaching English to Spaniards. The first round was in an old and gorgeous village, Valdelavilla — the only English-speaking town in Spain. The second stint was in the beautiful and scenic Monfrague National Park during the heart of the Spanish spring.Continue reading “Daily Wanderlust: the ancient Queimada ceremony in Spain”

Daily Wanderlust: a protest in Madrid

While I dreamed of spending time basking in the sun of the gorgeous Canary Islands,  this backpacker girl wasn’t able to take a holiday from my travels. Instead, I ended up spending countless days in Madrid, falling more and more in love with the city.  Each day, I took it upon myself to explore theContinue reading “Daily Wanderlust: a protest in Madrid”

Escape of the Week: The beauty of Utah’s Red Mountain Resort

Las Vegas may be where everyone else goes to have a vacation, but, as a resident, every now and then it is important to get out of town. Turn off the cell phone. Keep the laptop closed and just disconnect. A few weeks ago, thanks to Red Mountain Resort, that is exactly what I did.Continue reading “Escape of the Week: The beauty of Utah’s Red Mountain Resort”

Escape of the Week: Elephant Nature Park

//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js // <![CDATA[ (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); // ]]> An hour outside of Chiang Mai is a sanctuary. A place where elephants from the elephant tourism and illegal logging industries go to live out their lives in peace. Here, there are no bullhooks. No one gets to ride on them. There are no tricksContinue reading “Escape of the Week: Elephant Nature Park”

Escape of the Week: Berlin Art

It’s no secret I love Berlin. This is the second post I’ve done that features Underground Berlin, and with good reason: there is just so much awesome to be shared. Even if I had a terrible couchsurfing experience, the city wrapped its way around my heart. The art scene in Berlin fascinates me. From theContinue reading “Escape of the Week: Berlin Art”

Escape of the Week: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Editor’s Note: The following is a guest post from Rease Kirchner. If you are a writer and interested in providing a guest post, please  contact me.  Up until very recently, I was living as an expat in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Whenever people find this out about me, there first question is, Why Buenos Aires? Allow me toContinue reading “Escape of the Week: Buenos Aires, Argentina”

Escape of the Week: Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort

“D” and “skiing” are not used in sentences together. I’m fairly confident the last time I put skis on and raced down a mountain was during President Clinton’s first term. I’ll admit — I never imagined my first real foray into West Coast skiing would be in Las Vegas. As a teenager when I wasContinue reading “Escape of the Week: Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort”

Escape of the Week: Varna, Bulgaria

Bulgaria may not be the first place people think of to visit for a holiday. While the conversion doesn’t sound great (1USD equals roughly 1.50 Bulgarian Lev), the prices in Bulgaria are cheap.Like 8-Lev-for-a-delicious-dinner-cheap. And, there are some great places to visit, too. I’ve spent time at two spots on the Black Sea. First thereContinue reading “Escape of the Week: Varna, Bulgaria”

Escape of the Week: Goreme, Turkey

Welcome to the country where east meets west. A land entrenched in history, Whirling Dervishes, bazaars, spice-filled foods and a wide-range of landscapes to choose from. If you’re planning a trip to Turkey, take note — no trip here is complete unless Cappadocia travel is included. The Cappadocia region of Turkey is in the middle ofContinue reading “Escape of the Week: Goreme, Turkey”