Traveling Spain

Spain is such a fascinating country. Going to each different region feels like you’re going to a completely different country.

I’ve been lucky enough to see a lot of Spain. I’ve lived in Andalucía and Catalunya, and visited lots of the rest of the country.  Here are a few places I recommend visiting – though it’s by no means an extensive list! 

You can also check out each region from the drop-down menu.


3 Quirky Road Trip Stops in Spain

Road trip? As soon as that phrase is uttered, I'm usually sprinting to the nearest computer to check out any alternative way to get to the destination in question. But sometimes, a long car journey is really the only way to get to see something extra-special. Now,...

Falling in Love with Madrid’s Literary Quarter

I'd originally planned to post something completely different, but there's something about Madrid's Literary Quarter that distracted me and pulled me in. Funnily enough, this isn't the first time literature has played a role in my trips this year. I've also taken a...

A Colorful Trip Through Spain

A little while ago, Carl from That Time In tagged me to enter in the Capture the Color contest (thanks, Carl!).  While I don't participate in blog contests, I did think it was a fun idea, so I wanted to share some of my colorful pictures from around Spain in a...

WISW: The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

OK, I'm finally getting around to going through my photos and notes from my trip to the Basque Country back in June, so here's a picture of one of my favorite things in Bilbao - the Guggenheim Museum!  The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao sits almost right on the river and...

The Most Surprising Place I’ve Ever Been in Spain

Sometimes, traveling to a new place is exactly what you expected. My uncle came back from a trip to San Francisco grinning that it was "exactly like it is on the telly." Sometimes they're extremely disappointing (am I the only one who didn't really like Paris?) But...

WISW: Spain’s Osborne Bulls

This week for Where in Spain Wednesday, here's a pic I snapped from the car on my recent road trip to the Basque Country - one of the black bull silhouettes dotting the Spanish countryside.  It's one of the famous Osborne bulls. What does that mean? Osborne is a...

Hola from Jessica!


I'm Jessica, a travel writer and translator from England who grew up in California and now lives in Barcelona. Come read all about my aventuras in Spain and beyond!

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