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    Puerto de Mogan: The Cutest Tourist Town I Ever Did See

    Prepare for photo overload. Puerto de Mogan, a tiny fishing town situated on the southwestern corner of Gran Canaria, is THE cutest tourist town I’ve ever seen. Yes, it is packed with European and Scandinavian…

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    Santa Brigida, Gran Canaria

    When we booked our cottage in the mountains of Gran Canaria, I knew nothing about the nearby town Santa Brigida. It was big enough that I figured we’d find restaurants and grocery stores –…

  • Cottage garden walkway | Santa Brigida, Gran Canaria, Spain
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    Renting a Cottage in Gran Canaria

    After visiting Fuerteventura, the Canary Island known for wind, beaches, wind, and more wind, we headed to Gran Canaria – the island known as the mini continent. They call Gran Canaria the mini continent…

  • Colors of the El Cotillo lagoon beach | Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, Spain
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    Fuerteventura? Never Heard of It.

    This is what the airline ticket counter lady said to me as she handed me my boarding passes at JFK airport: “Here are your boarding passes for Madrid, and then your connection…

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    Reasons to Love Triana, Seville

    When I travel, I often try to stay somewhere other than the main tourist center. It’s not because I’m trying to be different (because let’s be honest, this isn’t really a novel…

  • Santa Cruz square | Seville, Spain
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    A Seville Walking Tour

    Exploring Seville on foot is definitely the way to go. The sights are not spread too far apart which means you can see a lot in only one day. And the charming unknown…

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    The Alcazar of Seville

    You know what I’m a sucker for? If you said scarves and toast you’d be right, but that’s not what I’m referring to here. When it comes to architecture and historic places,…

  • Inside Taberna Almendro 13 | La Latina, Madrid, Spain
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    Scenes from La Latina, Madrid

    Far away from the stately buildings that line Madrid’s Gran Via are the gritty slinky side streets of La Latina. Hidden from the wide open spaces of Plaza Mayor are the dark…

  • Pimientos de Padron at Mercado San Miguel | Madrid, Spain
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    Madrid’s Mercado de San Miguel

    It’s only fitting that my first real post about my trip to Spain is a post about my favorite place to go when I’m in a new destination: the market. The smells, the…

  • Cafes in afternoon light | Seville, Spain
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    Travel Repeat: Spain

    Spain was the first country I traveled to without my parents. While I had spent time in Europe before, the safety net of my mom and dad and brother made the travel experience…