Tag Archives: Spain

Exploring Barrio de las Letras or Madrid’s Literary Quarter

literary quarter madrid

Barrio de las Letras is one of Madrid’s most beautiful neighborhoods, and a perfect spot for literary nerds. This is an area of the Spanish capital that you mustn’t miss especially if you’re in love with the eloquence of the written word. Think about it: an entire neighborhood dedicated to books. Be still my beating heart. […]

My (Amazing) Experience Traveling Alone in Madrid

madrid solo travel

Updated: July 7 2021 I just returned from an epic solo trip in Madrid! I loved, loved, loved Madrid, you guys. I’m not exaggerating even a little bit. Madrid gave me a tiny (and needed) taste of Spain. Let me tell you… I am ready to go on a million more trips to this incredible country. Hell, […]

The Best Bookish Cities in Europe

beginners guide to Porto

Europe’s Best Bookish Cities Are you ready for some literary wanderlust? I know I am! As an English teacher, I feel like it’s my super special duty to promote literature destinations – of all shapes and sizes – from around the globe! I love books (and they love me)! Some travelers seek out authentic street […]

My Most Difficult Travel Decision

june 2016

I’m not flying to Spain today. I know what you’re probably thinking. “Blond Wayfarer is a coward.” “She’s letting terrorists win.” “What a typical fearful American.” “Doesn’t she realize Belgium isn’t Spain? They’re 900 miles apart.” This post comes at a very unfortunate time, given the recent terrorist attacks in Brussels, and I debated posting […]