The reality of adjusting to Spanish life

Having lived in Spain for almost a year now, I think it’s a good time to look back at what I’ve learnt during my move from London to Madrid. The things that have been a surprise to me and some of the things I have struggled with. I promise to be honest about how I’ve found adjusting to life in Spain…… View Post

Tips for packing only hand luggage

There is a bit of an art to packing a carry-on bag with everything you need and it does take a little bit of planning. You can’t just chuck it all in at the last minute and away you go. I will share with you my top tips for packing only hand luggage…… View Post

Ways that we can reduce negative tourism

There was some bad press this summer, particularly in Spain, where locals got very vocal about the impact that over-tourism is having on their home towns…… View Post

Where to find a second-hand English bookshop in Madrid

I love reading and I much prefer reading a second-hand book. Sure, I can order a book to be delivered from Amazon or go to the big high street Spanish stores like Casa del Libro, Relay or Corte Ingles to buy a new book. But it’s not quite the same…… View Post

I received a Liebster Award

I recently received a Liebster award! This is a virtual blogger recognition award given to bloggers by other bloggers. It’s an awesome way to show support to new bloggers and share positive encouragement around the blogging world…… View Post

Why I think everyone should travel 

Traveling changed my life. It sounds dramatic but it’s true. I wouldn’t be where I am now if I didn’t have the guts to pack that bag and travel…… View Post

The Walking Dead experience in Madrid

Calling all Walking Dead fans… You have to read this!…… View Post

A Weekend in Madrid

This is my go-to itinerary for what to see during a 2-day break or a weekend in Madrid. We’ve had a lots of friends and family visit Madrid since we moved here. So, I’ve been busy showing people around the city, giving them a taste of Spain while keeping everyone…… View Post

Moving from London to Madrid

Relocating to a new city is a big move. A new city, in a new country (when you don’t speak the language) is an even bigger move. Luckily, we’ve had a bit of practice at this but it still feels quite daunting when the day finally comes to pack up your things and get on that flight.

I think the key to moving to another country is…… View Post

I just couldn’t settle – My travel story

I’ve been wandering for a while now, moving from place to place, traveling, exploring and seeing as much as I can of the world.

In my 20’s that meant backpacking on a tight budget, with just a well-thumbed Lonely Planet guide clutched in my hand and a huge smile on my face. I was lucky enough to backpack in….… View Post