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6 things to know before you fall in love with Cinque Terre

So, I have about a million different blog posts to do but tonight I'm alone with a glass...or two...of wine, and I'm in the mood for Italy. To understand this mood, it might be necessary to crank up a lil bit of this and look at a lil bit a that. Aight. Now you feel me? Grab yourself…

5 tools to make students excited to speak English

Teaching English is hard. Like I've mentioned a million times before. Motivating kids to speak it when they aren't giving one word, fill-in-the-blank answers, is even harder. "I'm going to lower anyone's grade who speaks Spanish," is another line that doesn't work except for the biggest of brown-nosers. I've already talked about different sites that…

My favorite lifesaving websites for teaching English

Teaching English as a second language is not easy, especially when you first start out. If you have never done it before or had any previous training, you have probably never given much thought to your native tongue. If you still think that teaching English is inherently easy, think to yourself how you would explain…

Palo Alto market in Barcelona–aka, hipster and blogger paradise

I still remember my first time at Palo Alto Market. Maybe because it was only two years ago. This market is still just a baby in the history of Barcelona markets, but in a short amount of time it has become a monthly staple in the Barcelona style scene, and independent artists and designers from the…

What you don’t need to worry about when you decide to move abroad

Raise your hand if a bad break up has ever made you make spontaneous, somewhat irrational decisions. *Hand shoots up. Yup, right over here, that's me. Pierced my nose, cut and dyed my hair, took the gym back up, you know, the standard. But still, it seemed like what I really needed was space. An…

10 bars you need to try in Barcelona

I’ve always been an easy going drinker. No cocktails with ten different ingredients that get set on fire for me. If you were to talk to 20-24-year-old me, she would tell you her drink of choice was rum or vodka with diet coke. But after four years spent ruining every flavor of rum and vodka,…