Author Profile: Kate Shoaf

Kate's Travel TIps

I'm a foodie and blogger in my free time. I love weekend getaways and have a serious fear of tourist traps. I'm originally from the Forgotten Coast of Florida and have been living in Spain since 2011 - once you try the food and wine here you won't want to leave either :)

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Weekend Getaway to Granada

Weekend Getaway to Granada

Granada, Spain

You’ll fall in love with this ancient city as you explore the beautiful streets of Albaicín, taste traditional piononos at a local café, shop in the Alcaicería (great bazaar), and soak up Granada’s rich...   view more

12 Things You Should Do in Sanlucar de Barrameda

12 Things You Should Do in Sanlucar de Barrameda

Sanlucar de Barrameda, Spain

Did you know Sanlúcar was the departure point of Christopher Columbus, Ferdinand Magellan and several Spanish conquistadores? This little town is full of interesting history, great food and some beautiful...   view more

5 Bars You Should See in Sanlucar de Barrameda

5 Bars You Should See in Sanlucar de Barrameda

Sanlucar de Barrameda, Spain

Sanlúcar comes to life at night during the summer months and if you’re in town there’s a few stops you should make during your night out! Cocktails usually cost around 5 – 7 euros and beer (Spanish beer brands like Cruzcampo or Estrella de Galicia) go for 1 – 2 euros a...   view more

Where to Eat in Sanlucar de Barrameda: El Centro, Bajo de Gu

Where to Eat in Sanlucar de Barrameda: El Centro, Bajo de Gu

Sanlucar de Barrameda, Spain

As a coastal town Sanlúcar is the epitome of what the Mediterranean diet should be; light dishes, lots of olive oil, local veggies, low in red meat, homemade breads, and let’s not forget fresh...   view more

7 New Restaurants to Try in Sanlucar de Barrameda

7 New Restaurants to Try in Sanlucar de Barrameda

Sanlucar de Barrameda, Spain

Sanlúcar de Barrameda is known throughout Andalucía for its delicious seafood and locally grown ingredients . If you find yourself craving something a little different however, there are some new “modern” restaurants popping up around...   view more

4 Fantastic Attractions to See When You Visit Seville

4 Fantastic Attractions to See When You Visit Seville

Sevilla, Spain

Once you’re in the center (near Barrio Santa Cruz), all of the main attractions are within walking distance – I would recommend visiting the Plaza de España in the morning and save the Cathedral and Alcázar for the hottest parts of the...   view more

5 Things You Should Do and See in Zaragoza!

5 Things You Should Do and See in Zaragoza!

Zaragoza, Spain

I’ve just returned from a weekend trip to Zaragoza, Spain. The city was even more beautiful than I imagined and much hotter than I’d hoped (if you plan to go to Zaragoza try avoid the middle of summer…it’s worse than Seville’s...   view more

Christmas in Seville

Christmas in Seville

Sevilla, Spain

Winter and Spring are my favorite times to be in Seville! In winter is there are less tourists which means no waiting in line to see attractions like the Cathedral, Alcazar Palace, Seta, Plaza de España,...   view more

3 Reasons to Visit Oslo in Winter

3 Reasons to Visit Oslo in Winter

Oslo, Norway

After our exciting Arctic Adventure in Tromsø, we headed to Oslo for two days. December turned out to be a good time to visit! We had the opportunity to see annual events like Christmas markets and performances at the Oslo Opera House which only take place this time of...   view more

5 Fantastic Restaurants You Have to Try in Seville

5 Fantastic Restaurants You Have to Try in Seville

Sevilla, Spain

We escape to Seville every chance we get. Not only for the great shopping, gorgeous scenery, fun bars and inspiring attractions…it’s also home to some of our favorite restaurants in...   view more

Tips to Get the Most out of Your Visit to Hanoi

Tips to Get the Most out of Your Visit to Hanoi

Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi is an enormous, dirty, and vibrant city. It is the epitome of organized chaos and it was the perfect introduction to Vietnam. The sheer quantity of scooters in Vietnam’s capital will blow your...   view more

Weekend Getaway to Milan

Weekend Getaway to Milan

Milan, Italy

Milan ended up being the perfect place for our second annual meetup and if you’re a fan of food and shopping this city is not to be...   view more