Sevilla: Sun-Drenched Days and Golden Nights

Dreamy. Magical. Charming. Colorful. You exhaust every clichéd adjective in approximately five minutes in Sevilla, but it’s not difficult to see why. There’s really no other way to put it: the city is a stunner. This is typified by the Barrio Santa Cruz, Sevilla’s old town and tourist hub. The streets are a narrow, windy maze; … More Sevilla: Sun-Drenched Days and Golden Nights

Sevilla: The Colorful Corners of Casa de Pilatos

While everyone – myself included! – visits the Alcázar in Sevilla, I also wanted to make sure I checked out a few of the other palaces that were more off the beaten path. Enter: Casa de Pilatos. Casa de Pilatos is an absolutely gorgeous complex, mixing together Italian Renaissance architecture and Spanish Moorish flair (that … More Sevilla: The Colorful Corners of Casa de Pilatos

Sevilla: A Colorful Morning at the Real Alcázar

One of the places I was most excited to visit in Spain was, in fact, one I had already visited before: Sevilla’s Real Alcázar. Why? Think lush courtyards, bright tiles, and an abundance of flowers. In other words, it’s really, really beautiful. The Alcázar wears many hats. It’s still used as an official royal residence … More Sevilla: A Colorful Morning at the Real Alcázar

Madrid: Savoring Sunshine, Vermouth, and Some Very Secret Cookies

Ah, Madrid. If Barcelona has never quite clicked for me, Madrid always has. Bustling and modern and beautiful: yep, I am a fan. We arrived in Madrid off a train from San Sebastián. The thing that struck me most about Madrid on that first afternoon – and, in fact, throughout our entire stay – was … More Madrid: Savoring Sunshine, Vermouth, and Some Very Secret Cookies

San Sebastián: A Magical Meal at Mimo Cooking School

My sister and I spent over two weeks traveling around Spain, but in the end, I think our favorite experience was our day at San Sebastián’s Mimo Cooking School. Mimo offers a variety of different classes, but we opted for The Essential Pintxo, figuring that our best bet was focusing on San Sebastián’s signature form of … More San Sebastián: A Magical Meal at Mimo Cooking School