Europe, Off the beaten path, save money on travel, Spain, Travel, Weird Festivals

Surviving the Encierro of San Fermin (Running with the Bulls) in Pamplona, Spain

I had the opportunity to cover the Encierro with a press pass. Here is my tale of observing at the front lines. Hitting the pavement of old, downtown Pamplona, Spain on a morning like this  is different. Amidst the smells of crisp, summer air, are the smells of anticipation, excitement, and perhaps a lack of showering from… Continue reading Surviving the Encierro of San Fermin (Running with the Bulls) in Pamplona, Spain

Europe, France

Go to Marseille’s Beaches (Nice shouldn’t get all the attention!)

Some believe that Marseille, France does not have nice beaches. This is untrue! Since Vieux Port is such a popular central visit location for the area, and there are no beaches there (it is a port), this rumor still reigns and many miss out on the beauty that Marseille beaches provide. In fact, most skip out… Continue reading Go to Marseille’s Beaches (Nice shouldn’t get all the attention!)

Asia, Europe, Middle East

Welcome to Abroad with a Brain!

Hi Fellow Travel Lover! Welcome to ABroad with a Brain! The name comes from a blonde broad named Elana and her adventures abroad (get it?) with her money-saving and brainy psychologist husband, Austin. Throughout the past few years, they embarked on a quite accidental journey that enabled them to see over 60 different countries from… Continue reading Welcome to Abroad with a Brain!