The Seasoned Travelr - Eating my way across the globe!

Recipe: Hungarian Goulash

One of my absolute favorite things to do when traveling is to research traditional food and try everything I possibly can. Food is such a simple pleasure, but it’s by far one of the most rewarding (in my humble opinion). There’s an excitement that comes when trying something new, and...

13 Tricks for Learning a Language

Okay, so let me start by saying that I am HORRIBLE at languages. Like, beyond horrible. I know English (and I think I’m pretty damn good at it), but being able to add a second language to my skill-set proved elusive to me for many years. I spent 9 years...

Catalan Tradition: El Correfoc (Running and Dancing with Fireworks)

Running and dancing with fireworks… sounds like every parent’s worst nightmare, doesn’t it? Sorry, mom, but I’ve participated in at least 5 by this point, and I’m so glad I have! The word “Correfoc” is a Catalan word that literally translates to “fire run.” Seems interesting and kind of dangerous,...

The Ultimate Guide to Barcelona: A City that Inspires

Paella, tapas, sangria, and parties that continue until the morning light… Barcelona is known worldwide as one of the most beautiful, culturally rich cities in Europe, with flocks of tourists coming to visit every year. In fact, almost 18 million people visited Catalonia (the region where Barcelona is located) in...

12 Tips for Staying in a Hostel

Are you traveling to Europe on a budget, but feeling a bit uneasy about staying in a hostel? Don’t worry! There’s a first time for everything, and if you go in prepared and knowing what to expect, you’ll come out having enjoyed or even loved staying in a hostel! In...

How to NOT Spend Your Life Savings on Travel Accommodations

Traveling can be expensive. Like, crazy expensive. Especially if you don’t do your research. People ask me all of the time how I’ve managed to travel around the world, and assume that I must be getting some type of financial help – but that’s not the case.   I’ve learned...

10 Unexpected Things You’ll Learn as an Expat in Barcelona

This is my third year living in beautiful Barcelona, obviously because I love it enough to stay. However, as any expatriate knows, there are certain cultural differences that you just have to get used to. Some are only slightly different than your own customs, and others catch you completely by...