The Seasoned Travelr - Eating my way across the globe!

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...

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...