The Seasoned Travelr - Eating my way across the globe!

40+ Foods to Try in Barcelona

For me, one of the most rewarding things about traveling is trying out the local food in each place. I vigorously research before every trip I take, and a special portion of that is dedicated specifically to traditional foods in each city and at different times of the year. However,...

Travel Guide: San Sebastian, Basque Country, Spain

No time to read it now? Save pin for later: Known for its gorgeous beaches and top-notch food, San Sebastian is definitely a must-visit city in Spain! I was dying to visit Basque Country, and when a 4 day weekend came my way, I decided to take advantage of it. I...

Spanish Idioms, #3: Ponerse las botas.

I learned this lovely Spanish expression as I was preparing for a dinner I had organized in Barcelona. I was cooking up all sorts of Mexican specialties (which I have missed SO much since I arrived), including guacamole, enchiladas, etc… and in large quantities. I was speaking to some of...

Travel Guide: Santander, Cantabria, Spain

Admittedly, I regret not spending more time in Santander.  My original plan was to visit San Sebastian and Bilbao for the 4 day weekend, but my host family had insisted that Santander was worth seeing. They told me it was only a short drive past Bilbao, but it ended up...

Travel Guide: Luxembourg City

This is the second of many Guides for this website (see my first, about beautiful Barcelona, here)! I hope you find it as useful as I do. Before every one of my trips, I spend hours and hours researching and planning everything, and instead of just throwing everything away when I’m finished,...

Spanish Idioms, #2: Que no Cunda el Pánico!

My first year in Spain, I began to have a major craving for Mexican food. I’m from Southern California, so there’s a delicious and authentic Mexican joint on practically every corner. One of my first jobs as a teenager was working in a small Mexican restaurant, and I never tire...

Spanish Idioms, #1: Poner Toda la Carne en el Asador

Idioms, or colloquial expressions, are very important when you learn a language. It helps you to think in a new way and also relate to native speakers more. You may know tons of vocabulary and be able to conjugate your verbs, but without the use of idioms, your speech will...