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The Camino Diaries: Highs and Lows

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Over the past few days, I’ve experienced what has been perhaps the most intense moments of high and low within such a short time frame. After having tendinitis on my second day on the Camino, I fortunately made it back on the trail the next day. From Low to High That day turned out to [...]

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The Camino Diaries: Getting Injured on Day Two

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It’s only day two of our Camino walk and I’m already injured. Sigh. My left knee started aching terribly just when we were three-quarters through today’s hike and the pain just got worse and worse as I continued limping on the trail. I had to give up almost towards the end of today’s trek and [...]

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The Camino Diaries: Day One Updates

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The sky was tinged with purple streaks and the clouds were hanging low when we set off for our Camino pilgrimage this morning. It was barely dawn but we knew we needed an early start before the summer heat set in. Just as the doors of the albergue opened, we took our first step onto [...]

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The Camino Diaries: Why I’m Walking 300km

The Camino

This week, I’m off on a new adventure: I’m walking 310 km (192 miles) across northern Spain on the Camino de Santiago. I had learned about the Camino on my first trip to Spain almost eight years ago, and ever since then, I’ve dreamt of walking it. We’ve lived in southern Spain on and off for about four years [...]

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Staying in a Yurt in the Spanish Countryside

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Last weekend, we found magic in the Spanish countryside. It was a whimsical, spirited  place — a place of fairies, myths and dreams. I knew we’d found somewhere special the minute we arrived. It made my heart smile all weekend. We slept under the stars in our yurt, frolicked in the pool, cooked and drank with our [...]

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Exploring our Backyard: Granada, Spain

The Alhambra

I’ve realized that we hardly write about our home base Granada here — perhaps it’s because we’re so familiar with it that we sometimes forget how beautiful it can be. It’s been almost four years since we’ve called Granada home, I think it’s time to shed some light on our life here in southern Spain. Entrenched [...]

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From the Road: Revisiting Madrid

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This week I’m in Madrid, the capital of Spain, to play tour guide. Our friends from Tanzania have come a long way to visit us and we’re exceptionally thrilled to see them in this part of the world. Five years ago, we spent a few months volunteering in Tanzania and it was during then that [...]

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Holy Week in Granada: A Time of Mourning

A life-size figure of Jesus Christ

The atmosphere is solemn and the mood that hangs in the air is somber. Pointy-hood  wearing nazarenos (penitents) are walking slowly through the streets, looming tall and dressed in red, their hoods masking their faces and dark robes flowing along to the movement of their bare feet. Elegant women wearing black lace veils and high heels [...]

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7 Bizarre Festivals Around the World

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Each country has its own way of celebrating certain occasions, and whether we find other festivals exciting, interesting, or weird, they definitely aren’t what you might be used to. Here are ten bizarre festivals from around the world, where bizarre can also mean odd, strange, or fantastic.  Holi Festival Also known as the the Festival [...]

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Montseny: A nature escape near Barcelona

*While we’re out and about in Micronesia and Riviera Maya respectively, our editorial assistant Erin Ridley is here to share her stories from a recent trip to Montseny in Spain. Several months ago, I packed up my bags and set off for a trip to Spain’s Montseny Natural Park. “What’s that?” you say. And you [...]

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A Rare Retreat in Estepona, Spain

Having spent the last six months traveling intensively, we’re glad to be back at our home base in Granada, Spain. It’s the perfect time to recharge, catch up with old friends and family and reflect. But as long-term travelers, we enjoy being out and about, discovering new spots all the time. Part of the reason why we love it [...]

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Spain Wins Euro 2012 – As Seen on the Streets of Granada

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Just last night, tens of thousands of people transformed downtown Granada into a sea of red and yellow, flooding the boulevards with their national flags, after the Spanish national football team won the European Championship 2012. This was Spain’s second consecutive European championship in a row, along with the 2010 World Cup. No team has [...]

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Famous Walls Around the World

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Walls are meant to stand the test of time, and often more precisely: invaders and trespassers. In this case, we’re going to take you on a journey around the world, visiting some of the most impenetrable barriers, as well as a few sacred and even eccentric ones in between. 1. Walls of Ávila  Ávila’s Romanesque [...]

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Walking the Camino de Santiago: See You on the Way

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**We’re now publishing full feature articles from WildJunket Magazine here! To kickstart the series, here is an inspiring piece from our contributing editor Candace Rardon, on her experience walking the Camino de Santiago. Stretching 500 miles from the French Pyrenees to the coast of Galicia, the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage trail across northwest Spain is the ultimate [...]

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Culinary Travel: Best Places to Eat Around the World

La Boqueria Market in Barcelona

Spain has its colorful seafood paella, vibrant tapas scene and world-famous jamón; Japan has its fresh-from-the-sea sashimi; and Mexico its whole slew of tacos, burritos and sizzling dishes… It’s a well-known fact that food plays an important part in travel – especially so in our travels. The hunt for good food has brought us through [...]

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