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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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  • Four Days in Tokyo 3 months ago Wandering through Tokyo, I feel as if I've landed on another planet. The cacophony assaults my senses. A sea of pedestrians crashes towards me in waves. Sirens roar, giant televisions blare, and a kaleidoscope of technicolor billboards bombard me at every corner. Fascinating yet exhausting, the...
  • Exploring Colorful Kyoto 3 months ago I'm overcome with a sense of calm as soon as I step off the bullet train in Kyoto. The city is filled with quiet alleys, mountainous vistas, and ornate vermilion temples juxtaposed with tranquil zen gardens. Charming, humble, and enchanting, the serene storybook escapes of Kyoto are the antithesis...
  • A Mediterranean Paradise in Malta 3 months ago During my whirlwind two months of living in Stockholm in the spring of 2018, I spent my weekends bouncing through the Baltics and exploring the rest of Scandinavia. But given that spring in Sweden is equivalent to winter in Los Angeles, I was in desperate need of sunshine. On a whim, I booked...
  • 5 Reasons Not to Skip Viñales, Cuba 1 year ago Jagged cliffs commanding the lush emerald horizon. Candy colored homes illuminated against cerulean skies. Palm trees dancing in the warm breeze. Though Viñales doesn't quite fit the traditional definition of "paradise", its unique charms assert it as just that.While it's tempting to focus an...
  • Havana Good Time in Cuba 1 year ago Havana had been at the top of my bucket list since high school, back when my favorite movie was "Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights". Though my taste in movies has (thankfully) evolved since my teenage years, Cuba had remained one of my dream destinations. Yet in today's tumultuous political climate, I... 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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