I’m overjoyed to be featured on the Crossing It Off Podcast about my experience visiting Valencia, Spain. Host Roger Williams gives voice to people who have crossed off bucket list items, from starting companies to interviewing the Dalai Lama. It’s highly motivational, and I feel so honored to have been selected to join this inspiring group of courageous human beings. Listen now.
There are many fun things to do in Valencia, the third largest (and quite underrated) city in Spain. If you’re planning to experience the vibrant Las Fallas Festival in March, create space in your agenda to dive in its delightful history, top gastronomy, and lively arts & culture scene.
You may have heard that the food scene is one of the best things to do in San Sebastian, the foodie capital of Spain. What you may not know is that the city has a very distinctive vibe from the rest of Spain. Don’t expect to hear flamenco or see Moorish architecture. Make sure you order pintxos, not tapas. This is Basque country, one of Europe’s oldest cultures. And it’s stunning! Located less than half an hour from the French border by car and nestled between the Pyrenees mountains and the sea in the Bay of Biscay, San Sebastian is a delight to nature lovers, surfers, architectural fans and history buffs.
I landed in Valencia in the middle of a massive fiesta that brings over one million people to the streets of this vibrant coastal city. Not only was Valencia a bucket list item, but the timing felt like the perfect metaphor for my current personal journey. Burning the old to create space for the new felt like the symbolic breath of phoenix I needed.