Sunny Yuma, Arizona was the starting place for our next adventure! Located on the border between Mexico, Arizona, and California, Aaron and I found ourselves in Yuma to visit his family over his birthday weekend. While in the area, we decided to take advantage of the Camino del Diablo, a 4×4 trail which started practically […]Read more "El Camino del Diablo"
President’s Day weekend was a long weekend off work for me, and Aaron’s schedule is somewhat flexible so we decided to take some time to drive down and explore Death Valley and get the most out of our jeep. We did our research beforehand, and headed down to the park armed with the National Geographic […]Read more "Presidential Perambulations: Death Valley Edition"
After me being home for approximately three weeks this summer, Aaron suggested that I join him for the Australia leg of his Eastern Hemisphere trip that would include Shanghai, Australia, and Singapore, among other countries. Neither of us had been to Australia and it was the only continent neither of us had yet been too, […]Read more "Down Under, Around, and Back Again"
A year and a half ago I texted Austin and I asked him if he wanted to go to Spain with me to teach English after we graduated. I didn’t have any concrete plans after graduation, he didn’t have any concrete plans after graduation. He’d been my travel buddy through all of Argentina, it seemed […]Read more "#thatpueblolife AKA The Austin Appreciation Post"
In an attempt to improve the english of students around the country, the Spanish government invites a few thousand native english speakers to the country each year to live in its pueblos and help teach english to students and occasionally provide a lesson on cultural as well. The program is called the Auxiliares de Conversación […]Read more "A Quick Review of the English Teaching Assistant Program in Spain"
And so my time in Trujillo begins to draw to a close… The sunsets here continue to be pretty spectacular, but for some reason the sun now sets in the northwest instead of the southwest which is what Austin and I are accustomed to and it sets later every day. Currently the sun sets at […]Read more "May in Trujillo"
April and May mark the coming of Spring here in Trujillo which means the tourists are coming back, the sun is coming back, and the festivals are coming back. For Austin and I, that means our weekends have gotten a lot more interesting so we tend to stick around Trujillo to enjoy our local festivals […]Read more "Festival Season"
When Austin and I first arrived in Spain he expressed his eagerness to visit Morocco, which seemed doable since it’s literally a ferry ride away from the border of Spain. Having had a friend study abroad in Morocco I was also interested in visiting, plus, having been to the Middle East, I was interested in […]Read more "A Long Bus Ride Through Morocco and Other Short Stories"
In order to dedicate a whole blog to Iceland, which it obviously deserved, I had to skip out on a few things that happened in Trujillo, so this blog is a little out of order as I go back and recount those and then skip ahead again in order to catch you up on the […]Read more "When in Trujillo…"
Ever since Austin and I went to Ushuaia and failed to see the Southern Lights, we’ve wanted to see the Northern Lights, the Aurora Borealis. It’s been this secret dream we’ve coveted. And we knew that we were closer to the more northern countries here in Spain so it would be easier to get to […]Read more "When in Reykjavik…."