Spain

A New Family: How to Navigate a Homestay Abroad

Sitting in a stranger’s kitchen, listening to a television-newscaster speak rapid-fire Spanish, eating pineapples from a can: this is how my student teaching experience...

Sensing Sevilla

As I stared at Triana from this side of the Guadalquivir River for the last time, I thought about how, exactly six months ago,...

Sketching the World: Andrea Muñoz’ Travel Diary

When she was three years old, Andrea Muñoz’ mother gave her a pen to keep her occupied. She’s been drawing ever since. Now, there is...

Beautiful and Free: Vigo, Spain

When I graduated college in May of 2015, it was the culmination of any and all plans I had made for myself. After graduation,...

Why We Travel: Walking into a Global Village

During 2012 and 2013, I spent 72 days walking the Camino de Santiago, a 500-mile ancient pilgrimage in northern Spain. Although the Camino is...

A Filipina in Spain

“What do you want to become?” My mother asked me this when I was seven years old.  It’s a question I think everyone has...

A Life’s Instructions by Yellow Arrows, Part 2

The further into Spain you walked, the drier it became. Taking a break not far outside Pamplona and near the small village of Zariqulegui,...

A Life’s Instructions by Yellow Arrows, Part 1

“A part of you will die here,” Francisco from Portugal said when he spoke about the Meseta, the second phase of three along the...

Michael George: Portrait of a Pilgrim in Le Puy

Michael George is a Brooklyn-based freelance photographer and adventurer. In 2012, he walked 500 miles on the Camino de Santiago, an ancient pilgrimage route across...