How to Avoid Getting Treated Like a Tourist in Europe

I used to marvel at how people in foreign countries would start speaking to me in English.

Example: my family and I walk into a restaurant in Seville during our first trip to Spain.  The waiter comes to our table and says, “Something to drink?”

And I’m thinking, ‘How did he know we speak English?’ Continue reading “How to Avoid Getting Treated Like a Tourist in Europe”

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Why Seville Will Always Be in My Heart (And Should be in Yours Too!)

Seville is a culturally rich city in the south of Spain that is full of beauty and light.  From the moment I walked its streets, I knew that it had lodged itself in my heart, never to be removed.  From the wonderful sights, to the stunning architecture, beautiful gardens, and placid Guadalquivir river, I was hooked on Seville.

So what are the places that made me fall so in love with this city?  Here are our top tips for traveling to Seville, and how to really enjoy it on a budget!

Continue reading “Why Seville Will Always Be in My Heart (And Should be in Yours Too!)”