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Plaza de toros, Sevilla, Spain

My fascination with travel undoubtedly began as a child when I would watch my flight attendant mother pack her bags and fly off to far away places. Missing from her suitcase was a camera, and while hearing about her travels was intriguing enough, I knew I would have to see for myself what lay beyond the city walls.

Flash forward to Spring of my sophomore year of college when the stars aligned and I was fortunate enough to study abroad in Seville, Spain. I quickly fell head over heels with that ciudad preciosa and was certain my life of travel was just getting started.

With a love of everything Spanish, I became a Spanish teacher. Equipped with optimal time off and a paycheck in hand, it was time to cash in on my mom’s travel deals, and take my chances on that standby seat.

Living in Columbus Ohio, I hit the road sky any chance I get. Whether it’s flying across the U.S. or the pond, more often than not, back to Spain, I am always up for the adventure of seeing what’s beyond and meeting some pretty great people along the way.

After 7 years of teaching Spanish, the dream to move to Spain just became more intense, so I secured a leave of absence from my school district for a year and moved to Madrid. This year I’m living la vida madrileña with all of Spain within reach, traveling and teaching English through the Auxiliares de Conversación program.

7 Comments Post a comment
  1. Amanda #

    Congratulations to you for starting this blog, Kara! It’ll be a great way to track your travels, as well as share your experiences with others. Love the name of the site too, very clever! The piece about your mom is so sweet. Looking forward to continue reading all about your adventures!

    September 24, 2012
  2. Katie #

    Yay! Thanks for being an inspiration to me.

    September 24, 2012
  3. HEY! I nominated you for a Liebster Award 🙂 go to my blog for all the details!

    November 16, 2012
  4. Kara, I’m so surprised that I hadn’t heard of your blog before you left me a comment earlier this week. I’ll definitely be tuning in to follow your adventures!

    November 24, 2012
    • Thanks Cassandra! I love following yours!

      November 25, 2012
  5. babakviajes #

    Kara, what has been your most memorable moment throughout all your travels? congrats on taking the leap. nothing teaches life more than traveling!

    November 10, 2014
    • Oh tough question! I have had so many unique travel experiences that teach me about the world and myself. If I had to pick the most memorable experience overall I would say walking the Camino de Santiago.

      November 13, 2014

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