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Semana del Pincho Logroño

Guess who is living in the 2012 Gastronomic Capital of Spain? (capital española de la gastronomía) That’s right, this girl! Luckily I grew up in a family of pretentious wine snobs and professional chefs, and I know what that actually means. Gastronomy, culinary, cooking, yummmmmm. It all comes down to one easy, simple concept: food. […]

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Southern Lanzarote: Playa Papagayo

On my last day in Lanzarote, I decided to save the best for last and visit the beach that inspired my trip there. When I was deciding on what island to go to, I google imaged each one to see what they looked like. And when Lanzarote popped up on my screen, I squealed like […]

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Lanzarote: Land of Volcanoes

My second full day in Lanzarote was just as jam-packed as my first. It was a bit overcast when I woke up, but it burned off by mid-morning. I decided to check out the famous Sunday market in Teguise, the old capital and located smack dab in the center of the island. It gets going […]

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Northern Lanzarote

  My first day in Lanzarote was just incredible. After scarfing down an enormous English breakfast and picking up my convertible for the weekend (oh yeah!) all I wanted to do was drive around with the top down, especially since I hadn’t driven a car since September! I decided to head up north since it […]

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First Impressions of Lanzarote

I am not a big vacation resort traveler. When I get the time off from work, I love to have a jam-packed, adventure-filled vacation, seeing as many new places as possible. I generally dislike destinations catered to tourists, where people automatically address you in three different languages and serve only foreign food. However, as the […]

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Fiesta February

So far this February (and January too) hasn’t been much of a travel month for me. Instead of spending my weekends on trains, planes and buses, I spent it getting to know Logroño better. And by getting to know Logroño better, I mean get to know Logroño at night better. I am keeping up with […]

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Not Just Another Saturday

Sunset over Clavijo castle Last Saturday was one of the best Saturdays I have had in a long time! One of C’s friends was visiting for the weekend, and since it was her first time in La Rioja, C wanted to show her the best we have to offer….wine! Since I have no shame, and […]

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French Onion Soup Recipe

Gruyère, Switzerland So for the past week or so, Europe has been in the deadly, icy grip of a Siberian frost coming from, you guessed it, Siberia. Spain, a complete stranger to winter, was of course completely unprepared and thrown into a tizzy. A TIZZY! Temperatures below freezing? A few snowflakes falling? You’d think the […]

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Spring Break Plans!

So I am sorry I have fallen off the blogosphere this past week. I have had a lot of stuff going on. Instead of writing half-assed, unspirited posts, I decided to take a mini break until today to recoup. I have some exciting stuff coming up over the next few weeks to share with you […]

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What’s on my workout playlist

Yeah, so this post doesn’t really have anything to do with traveling or my life in Spain. Rather I thought I’d share my current fast, upbeat, ass-kicking workout playlist. I have been doing a lot of running over the past few months, and I need some good jams to get me going, otherwise my ADD […]

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Mosto? What’s Mosto?

There are three acceptable drink options when going out for pinxtos in northern Spain, especially in Logroño. Only three. Wine, beer, and mosto. What is mosto? you are probably asking yourselves. Don’t worry, I was doing the same thing in September, and I had been living in Spain for 2 years before I figured it […]

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Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe

So I am about to publicly divulge my family’s secret sweet potato casserole recipe. I am risking excommunication for doing this, but this is one of my favorite dishes, and it’s too good not to share! As far back as I can remember, I would beg my stepdad to make this dish, on Thanksgiving, Christmas, […]

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