11 Reasons I love NEH Summer Institutes

Oh my gosh, sometimes I am so bad at keeping up with this blog because there is SO MUCH going on. For example: this summer I did 2 professional developments and traveled to Spain and now we're back at school - ahhhh - how to blog about all of it simultaneously!?? Well I don't have [...]

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UNESCO: Alhambra, Generalife, & Albayzín, Granada

In 1238, Granada became the capital, or seat, of the Islamic caliphate on the Iberian Peninsula after the Christian conquest of Córdoba in 1031. Granada was eventually conquered in 1491 by Isabella and Ferdinand, effectually ending 700 years of Muslim rule on the peninsula. This one UNESCO site in Granada, Spain is really three different [...]

Granada AirBnb Review

This place was absolutely fantastic and huge for an European apartment. We had a long galley kitchen complete with a washing machine (yay for laundry!) and we had free parking garage spot during our stay. This AirBnb really took our breath away when we first walked in. Come and take a look! JMF

UNESCO: Cathedral, Alcázar & Archivo de Indias in Seville

Set in the historic center, UNESCO sets apart three important buildings to incorporate in the Seville UNESCO World Heritage Site: Cathedral, Alcázar, and the Archive of the Indians.   Cathedral A cathedral is the literal "seat" of the bishop of the diocese and is, therefore, the most important church in any city. This cathedral dates [...]

Cordoba AirBnb Review

I love AirBnb when I travel but it is especially perfect for family travel. On our previous Andalusian trip we had 6 of us: my mom and dad, sister, her boyfriend, and my husband and I. This is what I was looking for in our Spanish AirBnbs: Economical but still spacious Included access to free [...]

UNESCO: Historic Center of Córdoba

Like Florence, the whole historic center of Córdoba is incorporated in this UNESCO Site. That tells you there is so much here that they couldn't narrow it down to one building of importance. In general, Córdoba is known as the original capital of Moorish (Muslim Caliphate in the Iberian Peninsula. Córdoba's history does not start [...]