8 Cheap Weekend Breaks from Madrid

Malaga Beach

From skiing to sunbathing 8 weekend escapes for the budget traveler! 1. Lisbon Getting from Madrid to Lisbon is pretty inexpensive, with plane fares as low as 25 euros each way on Easyjet. The flight takes around 6 hours each way (there’s a layover), but the trip is easy to make over a three or […]

10 Best Spanish Festivals You Can’t Miss

Las Fallas Best Spanish Festival

Everyone knows that Spain is synonymous with fun and fiestas, and it is true that this part of the Iberian Peninsula is home to some crazy Spanish festivals. From throwing tomatoes at one another to burning the enormous figures people spent a year creating, the best Spanish festivals are quite out of the ordinary. A […]

3 Romantic Weekend Getaways

Seville Alcazar

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

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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

Costa Brava beach and chairs

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

Spanish Islands

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

pinchos 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

Tenerife beach mountains

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

Pueblos Blancos

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

Sitges Spain

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 […]