I returned from a 16 day trip to and around Spain about a month ago, and have finally decided I can procrastinate no further! I told myself I would blog about the trip while I was on it, and while I did update my Instagram accordingly, I did no such thing. Like on every trip I take, my grandmother warned me that if I did not write down what I’d done, I would forget the special memories I’d made, so: now is the time. So, briefly, for my own benefit than for those of you that may be reading this (apologies, there will be travel-related tips coming your way soon in future posts.) Here is (the beginning of) a lengthy overview of my 16 day excursion!
Planning the Trip
As a preface, I traveled with a close friend from high school, Remy, who was luck enough to find out in Fall 2016 that she would find herself in Spain in Summer 2017 thanks to some amazing nannying duties. (Remy is a teacher during the school year!) Come Thanksgiving time, she asked if any of our group of friends might have interest or availability to travel with her. Now, most of our group worked full-time and a lengthy trip to Europe was not in the realm of possibilities. I, however, was a contracted/freelance worker, which granted me more flexibility on when I could be where. I told her I’d keep my eyes open for cheap flights and would get back to her.