If there was ever a country perfectly suited for a road trip, it’s Iceland. Majestic lava fields mingle with snow-capped mountains to create a world that will constantly leave you wondering, “is this real life? How can such a place exist?” Existential questions aside, if doing an unforgettable road trip tops your travel bucketlist, head [...]
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When I jumped feet first into the big, bad scary world of travel blogging a year ago, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. Though I had been internet writing for over two years, I had interacted very little with what I soon would discover is a whole ‘nother universe of people [...]
If you are a new reader, you might not have known that I got my start in the big bad world of blogging over three years ago when I embarked on an adventure to Spain teaching English for two years. The program I went through is funded by the Spanish Ministry of Education (whom I [...]
What do you think of when you think of Iceland? Icy glaciers? Northern Lights? Vikings and volcanoes? More waterfalls than you can shake a stick at? Or if you’re me, then Game of Thrones. Come on, don’t be shy. Although certainly emblematic of Iceland today, especially in travel blogs, there is so much more to [...]
So you’re moving to Spain in a month, what now? Now that mid-August has arrived in full-force, the inevitable panic that accompanies an impending move abroad has slowly begun to sink its claws in. This is nowhere near as evident as in my inbox, where I receive a daily barrage of emails from future English [...]
The sun had already risen hot and bright by the time I crawled out from underneath my mosquito net in the Dana Biosphere Reserve in Jordan. Yawning, I began to dress, reminiscing about the night before and mildly regretting not diving into bed a few hours sooner. After watching the sunset while drinking tea with the local [...]
I began this blog right before I moved to Spain in 2010 to teach English for two years. Consequently, I receive many queries, tweets, emails and carrier pigeons asking me how I did it. Now I went through the auxiliares de conversación program through the Spanish Ministry of Education, thought there are several other routes [...]
Subtlety has never been my strong suit. Clearly writing normal-length blog posts also eludes me (this one’s a doozy, sorry in advance). Little known fact about me, I LOVE pep talks! I hate getting them, but I love giving them. Prepare to be pepped. There is just something about me that makes people want to [...]
It’s that time of year again. The applications are about to open for the auxiliar de conversación teaching English in Spain program that I’ve done for the past two years. Let the mayhem commence! With many many posts on here about being an auxiliar, from tips and tricks, to expat stories, to travel and tapas [...]
DAMN, this wind SUCKS! One of my favorite things about living in Spain was speaking Spanish. Blinding flash of the obvious, speaking Spanish in Spain, but I loved every minute of it. I loved ordering breakfast at the cafe around the corning of my apartment. I loved chatting with the bus driver. I loved talking to [...]
“I’ll have the banana breakfast smoothie and toast,” I smiled at the young guy behind the counter at a hole in the wall cafe in Dublin. Little did I know how much I would come to regret those words. I had been in Europe for 10 months, studying abroad in Salamanca, Spain and I was [...]
Hey guys, I know it’s been a while since I brought you some new key tips for living in Spain as an auxiliar de conversación. By now you’ve probably been working for exactly a month, getting settled in for your new year in Spain, making new friends, trying new foods, learning some important (read: naughty) [...]
Who is Young Adventuress?
Hi, I'm Liz, and I got my first taste for traveling and Spain when I was 16 years old. On my own, 9 years and 30 something countries later, my wanderlust has only grown and the list of countries I want to visit longer. I've been living in Spain for the past few years but now I am about to embark on a new journey across the globe. Follow my adventures as I wander, eat, and photograph my way around the world
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