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.
Whether you’re dreaming of taking a career break to travel around Europe or you’re already in the planning stages, I hope this list will inspire you with ideas to pursue your dream. These 27 experiences are just some of the curated experiences I highly recommend for an epic and unforgettable time in Europe.
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.
Around day 35 of my three-month trip to Europe, I felt a mash up of boredom and melancholy building up in my chest. It made absolutely no sense. Why was it that the ecstatic sense of wander, the wholesomeness of ease and the calmness of surrendering had suddenly been replaced with tediousness?