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What was intended to be a year abroad to get it out of my system and write has turned into a new career path, but I am passionate about travel writing – capturing a new, or even familiar, place so eloquently that the smells and feelings associated with it are tangible. From Professor Durham’s class junior year to my meager little blog, I’ve been chasing story and jotting down my observations, hoping National Geographic will hire me.

Below you’ll find some of my published work. Alternately, you can follow me on twitter and instagram: @sunshinesiestas or on Sunshine and Siestas’s Facebook page or my personal google+1.

Contributor to:

Rough Guides to Andalucía

Tripbod / TripAdvisor

GPSMyCity contibutor

The Spain Scoop Local Expert

Easy Expat Spain writer

Spain Jobs to Around the World in 80 Jobs


Named one of GoAbroad‘s Top Expat Bloggers

Named one of The Local Spain‘s Six Best Expat Blogs

Named one of the Top Ten Blogs on Spain by Eat With

Named one of Holiday Discount Centre’s Top Ten Brilliant Spain Blogs

Named one of All Day Internet’s Best Travel Blogs for Foreign Travelers to Spain

Panelists for SPAINExpo, the first-ever digital conference for expats to Spain

Find me elsewhere on the web:

New York Daily News: How to Flee America and be Successful as an Expat

Amateur Traveler Podcast: travel in Seville, Spain

Thought Catalogue: How to Teach English in Spain

Rolf Potts’s Vagabonding: Case Studies of Real Travelers

Nomadic Matt: What it’s like to Teach English in Spain

Wandertooth: A Guide to Neighborhoods in Seville

A-Z Spain Uncovered Podcasts: Cat Gaa and Moving to Spain

UIowa International Accents: On Leaving Teaching // Flourishing Abroad

The Study Abroad Blog: On How Study Abroad Changed the Course of my Life Plans

A reflective series on my 25 years of travel and my 25 favorite moments.
Part One     Part Two     Part Three     Part Four     Part Five

My ode to Feria de Abril, y olé

Driving Europe’s Mini-Continent, Gran Canaria

An interview conducted by Matt, a college pal, on my experiences teaching
Part One     Part Two

Monday escape to Vejer de La Frontera, Cádiz

Zank You Wedding Blog: Stressors associated with planning a Spanish-American wedding

Opplev Storby: Insider tips for Seville (in English and Finnish)

ROL Cruises – What to eat in Galicia

PS I’m On My Way‘s Dear Girls of the World series

Blue Valley Car Hire‘s Guide to Visiting Seville

Boots ‘n All/Why Go Network – Christmas Morning in Still Limerick

My Beautiful Adventures: Five Must-Have Culinary Experiences in Southern Spain, Spain’s Wacky Christmas Traditions

Around the World in 80 Jobsworking as a Language Assistant in Spain

Seville Photo TourLiving and Working in Spain

A Dangerous Business: Five Tips for Surviving Seville’s Holy Week

Guide the Camino: All roads lead to Santiago.

Christine in Spain: Everything I need to know, I learned in Spain

You Can Teach English.Com: An interview with Cat Gaa: Teaching English in Spain

Glottogon: Dating in a Second Language

Café Abroad: A Insider Guide to Sevilla, directed by me p. 16


Young Adventuress Liz asks some fun questions about life in Seville

Wandering Educators asks me about studying abroad and my love for Spain

The Travel Tester find the source of my wanderlust….in Wisconsin!

Internations Top Spain blogger Interview

The True Bravado asks me about Hiking the Camino de Santiago

EasyExpat shares my story From Chicago to Seville

Escaping Abroad takes on making Money as a Teacher

Expat Finder – Cat Gaa and Moving to Spain

i-to-i TEFL: I’m a TEFL graduate and look where I am now!

Expat Arrivals on the Pros and Cons of Living in Spain

Expat Explorer muses on adapting to Working in Spain

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  1. Mike Hinshaw says:

    So no ability to follow you on Twitter or Facebook???

  2. Hello:
    I am looking for work in the Malaga region (assistant/receptionist with Spanish and French-plus, some Portuguese).
    If at some point you have a full-time position, feel free to contact me at brown2015stone@gmail.com. And I will send you a copy of my resume.

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