Corpus Christi in Sevilla

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|Locatio: Sevilla, Spain| Dave and I have traveled pretty extensively around Europe but I can honestly say I actually felt culture shock in Sevilla (that fact alone shocked me!)!  We happened to visit during Corpus Christi week, and it seemed the city was always on with celebrations, parades, and excitement. Every evening the week leading up to Corpus Christi on Thursday, multiple bands would play throughout the narrow city streets and the music echoed off the buildings making for some loud music.  This city celebrated with passion!  The streets were filled with people everywhere and we had fun exploring! The city […]

Plaza de España, Sevilla Spain

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The Plaza de España!  If you’ve been, your eyes widen when someone mentions it.  It’s an expansive plaza built on the outskirts of downtown Sevilla in 1928 for the 1929 World Fair, with blue, white, and yellow tiles galore set against soaring Spanish towers.  The architecture is that beautiful mix of Roman and Moorish, or oriental, that makes up what we now think of Andalusian architecture. The plaza is surrounded by a moat, with four tiled bridges crossing it.  Rent a boat if you’d like to paddle your sweetheart around. Those tiles… I promise you won’t be able to get […]

Exploring the Colorful, Tasty Streets of Sevilla, Spain

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Sevilla is a Spanish city bursting with life, culture, and passion.  It seems everything the Sevillanos do, they do with passion!  From flamenco dancing, to bull fights, to the chaos of eating tapas for lunch, to celebrating Corpus Christi with huge street parades in their Sunday best, Sevillanos do it all with passion and a big, friendly smile. Sevilla had been on our travel bucket list for a while and when we booked the big birthday trip to Ibiza with the fam, we were able to fly a quick hop from Ibiza to Sevilla.  It worked out perfectly and I highly […]

Exploring Ibiza Town

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If you’re in the White Isle and need a break from the sun and beaches or the weather isn’t perfect, head on over to Ibiza town for a fun afternoon of exploring!  It is a picture perfect hilltop town with narrow, windy cobblestone roads, white houses with colorful shutters, and a castle on top. Crossover into the historic old town via drawbridge into the walled town. We spent our last afternoon exploring the narrow paths, popping in and out of cute boho shops, and admiring the colorful town.  Ibiza is covered in gorgeous fuschia flowers everywhere, making for even more pops of […]

Ibiza Birthday Part Two: Beaches and Clubs

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Ibiza Beaches After the birthday celebrations we had plenty of beach time in Ibiza.  Throughout the week we spent our days at our local beach Playa d’en Bossa in the south, another southern beach ses Salines, Cala Comte, my very favorite beach in the north-west, and Cala Benirrás in the north. While we still had sunshine, this year the weather at the end of May wasn’t perfect beach weather – the mornings were usually cloudy or overcast but it’d clear away by the afternoon.  I think typically late May and June is fine for the beach here, and the locals […]

Turning Thirty in Ibiza

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I was very fortunate to have my entire family come out to celebrate my big 3-0, and I convinced them all to come help me celebrate in my favorite island, Ibiza. 😉 Ibiza is the perfect vacation spot in my humble opinion!  It is a relatively small island in the Mediterranean which means it’s surrounded by gorgeous beaches all within a 10-40 minute drive, and the perfect size to explore.  Each beach has it’s own unique landscape and vibe.  There are sandy beaches, beaches surrounded by tree-lined cliffs, or by red rocky cliffs, and almost all include turquoise blue water.  […]

Twenty Eighteen

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Happy New Year to you and yours!  I hope you were able to enjoy the holidays and ring in 2018 with full hearts and lots of cheer. Have you ever used a focus word for the new year?  I like the idea better than resolutions, which always seem to fade away after a month.  A focus word sums up what you want for the new year, the next chapter in your life.  What is the big, important idea you want to ring through in 2018?  For me, it was so obvious what mine should be after we flew back to […]