Mundaka: land of lefts

This intimate¬†coastal town in Basque Country has one of the best left-breaking waves in Europe, and possibly the world. ¬†A river mouth’s sandbar meets the ocean in just the perfect way to create a long, clean, and powerful left-breaking wave – just the kind Ryan loves to surf. ¬†We reserved possibly the most perfect AirBnB […]

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San Juan de Gaztelugatxe

Outside of San Sebastian, we stopped in Bakio¬†for some surf, but it was flat. ¬†I pried Ryan away from the waves long enough to check out this hike I’d read about on Pinterest, of all places. ¬†San Juan de Gaztelugatxe is a tiny island connected to mainland by a zig-zagging¬†man-made bridge. ¬†A chapel dedicated to […]

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Magnificent Montserrat

Santa Maria de Montserrat is a Benedictine Abbey about 30 minutes outside of Barcelona, tucked into the side of the mountain of Montserrat. ¬†The monastery was founded in the 10th century and still functions today. We rented a car and drove straight up the mountain on our way from Barcelona to San Sebastian. ¬†The drive […]

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Barcelona, you beauty

Barcelona is my new favorite big city. ¬†I knew the architecture would be out of this world, the food amazing, the wine a’ plenty. ¬†No one told me there would be beautiful beaches, that you can walk everywhere, that you can be on a mountain overlooking the city one moment and on the beach looking […]

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Basking in Basque Country

Ryan and I visited Spain for the first time in September. We fell completely in love with the Basque region. San Sebastian was way more chic than we expected, and I basically felt under-dressed everywhere we went. Gorgeous hikes, perfect surf, cheap wine, delicious food, and friendly people made for one perfect destination.

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