Here Are My Thoughts on 7 Beaches in Gran Canaria

Do you want to swim in water that’s as clear as as swimming pool?

Or how about a beach covered in crushed seashells?

Do you want to go snorkeling and see coral reefs?

Or, do you want to trek off the beaten path and walk on fossilized lava (at least, that’s what it looks like)?

Gran Canaria has more variety than I had even imagined, when it comes to the beach.

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Life Update: I’m Leaving Madrid and Moving to the Canary Islands

I don’t know where to begin. I’ve barely updated this blog this year. How do you give a huge announcement to whoever’s still reading? One minute, I was in a snowstorm, and the next minute, I’m moving to paradise.

I’ve learned that, as a writer, sometimes it’s best to speak from the heart. Not everything we write has to be manicured and shiny and edited to a T. Sometimes, the best writing comes straight from the soul. So, here we go, from the heart, as cluttered and messy and raw and real as it is.

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Patones de Arriba: How to Break into a Ghost’s Home in this Spanish Village

I had a feeling I wouldn’t be able to go home for Christmas.

Thanks, corona.

So, I decided on Plan B: spend the winter holidays in sunny Cadiz, a port town in Andalusia. Because if I’m going to spend Christmas alone, I may as well spend it alone at the beach, right?

I planned the trip. A few days in Cadiz, and a day trip to Tarifa, the southernmost city in Spain. I was about to book the Airbnb and the bus tickets. No one could sto—

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