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A Sample Itinerary for Your First Trip to Spain

A Sample Itinerary for Your First Trip to Spain

Nearly every day I see the same question pop up on the travel forums I belong to: "I am traveling in Spain for two weeks.  Where should I go?" The most common misconception seems to be that Spain is a small country and that it is possible to see *everything* in two...

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Moving to Spain: How I did it legally

Moving to Spain: How I did it legally

It is official.  I moved to Spain.  After six years of the 90 in, 90 out rules to comply with the Schengen laws, I applied for and obtained a visa.  Now I live here, can travel as extensively as I want.  As a result, I am so excited to watch my Spain travel...

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Welcome to my New Site!

Welcome to my New Site!

Well hello there. Welcome to my revamped website. I apologize for the long downtime and construction.  But it is finally here and I am excited to unveil the new Solo World Wanderer 2.0, inspired by the colors and textures of my favorite place, Spain! There is...

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My Five Favorite Day Trips from Madrid

My Five Favorite Day Trips from Madrid

In under an hour, you can go from massive, urban Madrid to the wildflower-filled Spanish countryside (Chinchón) Let’s face it, Madrid is wonderful.  You can spend a lifetime in Spain’s capital city and still discover something new almost every day.  But sometimes a...

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Top 10: Spain on the Trodden Path

Top 10: Spain on the Trodden Path

Clearly, I am very fond of traveling off the beaten path and traveling like a local.  Luckily for me, Spain has so many little gems far away from the crowds, that it is easy to get swept up in staying away from the well-trodden route.  But let’s face it, some places...

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Barrios de Madrid: Malasaña, a Street Art Lover’s Dream

Barrios de Madrid: Malasaña, a Street Art Lover’s Dream

Perhaps it was this neighborhood that inspired the idea behind my Barrios de Madrid blog series.  The streets here are a photographer’s dream, filled with color, texture, street art, and architecture. And with no shortage of cafés, bars, shops, and restaurants, it is...

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