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4 Launch Campaign Examples to Steal for Your Business

Launching a new product or service can feel a little like throwing a party – specifically, one where you’re not sure if anyone will show up. Exciting? Absolutely. Nerve-wracking? You bet. But here’s the thing: with the right launch campaign, you can transform that uncertainty into a full-blown event that has your audience lining up…

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Celebrating Carnaval in Cádiz Successfully

Carnaval is a big deal over here in Spain. I guess to get a better understanding of it, we can say it’s like our Mardi Gras, but with a Halloween feel! The two biggest places to celebrate Carnaval in Spain are either in Cádiz or the Canary Islands. This year,…

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Why Saying “American American” To Describe A White Person From The United States Is Wrong

You’d be surprised by how many people I’ve met who have told me that I’m not the typical “American American” they expected. I mean, what did you want; that we’re all white, with blue eyes, blonde hair, and our guys look like Zac Efron? Sadly, most of our fellas in the…

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Stop Asking When I’m Going To Join The “Adult World”

I think a lot of people view what I’m doing abroad as a huge “vacation”, a giant long trip to Europe, or may even romanticize the idea of living abroad and being abroad. I know that before I moved over here, I definitely romanticized the idea that I’d be taking…

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Fighting Loneliness While Abroad

Let’s get to the honest truth about living abroad, shall we? I may talk about how wonderful living abroad is, how plentiful my opportunities to travel are, or how fun it is to live in a different language and a different culture. Not to mention, my 12 hour/four day work…

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5 Things Every Woman Needs In Her Bag In Spain

A woman’s purse is, honestly, like a secret-never-ending cave. You could keep reaching in there, and reaching in there, and find a plethora of knick knacks and “just incase” items! Think, Mary Poppins and her magic bag… well, I’d say that some women’s bags are something similar to that. This is…

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Velvet Harem Pants

Harem pants are probably my favorite clothing invention. They’re spacious, comfortable, and they just look so cool! I own a fair share of harem pants in a deep red, forest green, floral, camel brown, and VELVET. I’m pretty sure I’ve got more somewhere in my closet… it’s become a slight…

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5 Ways To Add Velvet To Your Wardrobe

Before, I used to only think that velvet was specifically for old curtains and the 70’s era. Now, it’s definitely making a comeback. I can officially say that I am obsessed with velvet pieces of clothing and accessories. The fabric is SO soft, warm, and adds a different sense of…

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Why I Renewed For A 2nd Year In The Auxiliar Program

Living abroad may not be as hip and glamorous as influencers make it look, but it will definitely teach you one (or two) things about yourself. Here’s what a year in Spain has taught me. If this is your first time stumbling on my blog, you may have the slightest…

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How To Apply For The Auxiliares De Conversación Program In Spain

Alright, if you’re here, it means you’ve decided to take the leap and teach English abroad in Spain!!! Or, you’re considering but are unsure if this is right for you. Well, either way, I’m going to break down how to apply for the Auxiliares de Conversación program in Spain (the…

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Los Tres Reyes Magos: The Three Wise Men

The United States has their Santa Claus and his reindeer. In Spain they celebrate “Los Tres Reyes Magos”, known in English, as the “Three Wise Men”, and their camels. Being a country that has its religion more in Catholicism, the Spaniards celebrate by putting up the Manger Scene in their houses…

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