8 Cheap Weekend Breaks from Madrid

10 Best Spanish Festivals You Can’t Miss

3 Romantic Weekend Getaways

3 Romantic Valentine’s Day Getaways that are Sure to Impress Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and one of the benefits of living in Spain is how easy it is to plan last minute romantic weekend getaways. Spain itself has countless romantic destinations, but if you are looking to add to the mood by […]

Seville: The Ultimate Spanish City Break

The one constant I had in my auxiliar life was the need to travel. Thanks to short work weeks, endless local holidays and puentes, and the money I made from tutoring, I was able to make weekend trips a reality and see nearly all of Spain. For language assistants, a weekend trip to Seville is […]

5 Things to do in Costa Brava

Spain is a diverse country, and Catalonia is no exception. With its own language, special customs, and current movement for independence, many would even call it a different country all together. Politics aside, Catalonia and the Costa Brava region is incredible. I never expected such a beautiful place only a short flight away from Madrid. […]

Island Holidays: The Beauty of Teaching in Spain

Spain may be a small country but its geographic diversity is astounding! As an English teacher in Spain you could be teaching in the chilly northern mountains of Catalonia or the warm beachside villages of Andalusia. And some of you may even be lucky enough to land a job teaching English on one of Spain’s […]

5 Best Ways a Teacher Can Relax in Logroño

The life of an English teacher in Spain is never dull. Whether you are teaching itty bitty toddlers the colors and counting to 5, or professional vocabulary to working businessmen, you always have to be on your game, leaving precious time for relaxing. Over the years I have learned a few good ways to wind […]

Top Ten-erife Places to Eat

If you are on a Tenerife holiday then here is your ultimate guide to the best places to eat – from breakfast to dinner and with all the ice cream you could wish for in between. Breakfast Lowrys Café Bar, Playa de las Americas This great little café is just back from the seafront in Playa de […]

Three Pueblos Blancos Worth a Visit

When I first moved to Spain to teach, I had no preference where I ended up.  Though I probably could have chosen a better city, I definitely fared well on choosing a region that offered the quintessential, romanticized Spanish experience we all dream of: Andalusia. If you hear anything about Andalusia, probably amongst the first […]

4 Easy Day Trips from Barcelona

Are Day Trips from Barcelona Worthwhile? Check out 4 that are definitely worth getting out of the city. Today longtime Barcelona resident Julie Sheridan shares her favorite easy day trips from Barcelona. Each one sounds more tempting than the next! The Mountain-Top Monastery of Montserrat The ‘serrated mountain’ of Montserrat means many things to many […]