Humor, Solo Travel, Travel

A Simple Guide to Eating Alone in a Foreign Country

This post was originally published on Medium and was featured in the publication The Hustle is Female.  When I traveled to Spain last year, I went alone. And because I’m also an introvert, I didn’t make much of an effort to meet people while I was there. This meant that I dd just about everything — you …

Seattle, Washington State

Entering the World of Harry Potter with the Diagon Alley Project

I am a shameless Harry Potter nerd. I started reading the books when I was about nine, right when the first movie came out. Since then, I’ve read every book and seen every movie multiple times, stood in line at midnight on more than one occasion to get a book or see a film the …

Stories, Travel, United States

Remembering My Grandpa at Yellowstone National Park

I was not excited to go to Yellowstone. The trip was mostly my friend’s idea. She wanted to go camping. To say I don’t like camping would be an understatement, though I prefer to say I have a healthy appreciation for the indoors. But I still agreed, because I’m easily talked into things and because …

Solo Travel, Spain, Travel

What it’s Like to Take a Tapas Tour with Devour Madrid

Recently, I got back from my first solo trip, a 3-week backpacking excursion around Spain. And, guys? It. Was. AWESOME. I definitely have the travel bug now, and I’m already dreaming about when I can get back to Spain. My trip began in Madrid, and, if I had to pick, it was probably my favorite …

I’m going to Spain: Some thoughts on my first solo trip
Spain

I’m going to Spain: Some thoughts on my first solo trip

I’m going to Spain. I have to keep telling myself that because it still doesn’t seem real. But it is. I’ve booked my flight. I’ve booked accommodations. I’m reading my guidebook (shout out to Rick Steves, heyyy). I’m going to Spain! This is going to be my first international trip (Well, besides Canada. But Canada is …