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The expat life of a Seattle native living in Madrid, documenting her travels throughout Europe along the way!
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  • Eating Gluten-Free in Croatia 7 months ago It's no secret that I sightsee through my tastebuds.¬†Although I was diagnosed with Celiac disease in 2010, avoiding gluten has not stopped me from tasting my way around the globe. Upon traveling to Croatia with my mom, a fellow Celiac, I was determined to make it one of our best foodie adventures... Featured Expat Blog Badge:

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15:43 PM February 13, 2014

Courtney always posts poignant thoughts and gorgeous pictures. It's a feast of fancy as diverse as Spain. Love it! Xo

Deandra Muschett
15:54 PM February 13, 2014

Fantastically written, beautiful pictures, and a whimsical and inspiring take on a travel blog! Very impressed:)

Ken Likkel
16:30 PM February 13, 2014

This is a very good blog!

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18:13 PM February 13, 2014

Love to read about your adventures!

Shan Hamarash
18:15 PM February 13, 2014

Love this blog!! One of my favourites!

Solomon R
00:47 AM February 14, 2014

I've fallen in love with Courtney and Madrid from this blog!!! The pictures are amazing and her writing is very fun to read!

16:17 PM February 15, 2014

She combines wordplays, anecdotes and real experiences like no other blogger. Even though I myself saw some of the places she writes about, she makes me experience them in a new and refreshing way.

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