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Taylor Leen



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I'm a young teacher/traveler/explorer.  I have a special interest in the Spanish-speaking world, but would love to travel anywhere.  I love connecting with other travelers and sharing experiences and information.

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AGranada: Study Abroad tips and tricks for Granada!

Hi Hannah, I spent a semester in Granada and it was one of the best, most memorable experiences of my life!  I adore that city!  Here are my answers to your questions: 1) It rarely snows in the city.  If you like the snow, you can definitely go ski in the mountains... See More

AMadrid: Must-do day trips from Madrid?

Hi Esther, I agree with what others have said regarding the day trips.  The three big, most common ones are Toledo​, Segovia​ and Escorial​.  My favorite of the three is Segovia.  Toledo and Segovia are both... See More

AItaly: Should we stay in Sorrento or Positano?

Hi Shannon, I visited the Amalfi Coast​ last summer and stayed in both Sorrento​ and Positano​.  I loved them both, but Positano definitely has your more dramatic, beautiful scenery.  It's the Amalfi Coast... See More

AGreece: Need help on what to pack for 4 weeks in Europe in September

Hi Alyssa, I don't think it will be that cold in September in those countries.  I imagine the days will be warm, but nights and early mornings could be cool. The best idea is to pack layers and you can add or take away as needed.  Bring comfortable shoes and some... See More

AMadrid: Best area in Madrid to stay for a young traveler?

Hi Leslie, I agree with the other suggestions that Malasaña​ is probably the best neighborhood to stay in for young people.  There are so many bars and restaurants and it's definitely where all the young people go.  I also really like Chueca​... See More

AMadrid: How to divide my time while in Spain?

Hi Chantal, I think three days in both Madrid​ and Barcelona​ are good.  I would do two days in Sevilla, a day trip in Cordoba (the mezquita is incredible and really worth a visit), two days in Granada (it's one of my favorite... See More

AAmalfi Coast: Young Backpacking Girls wondering where to stay in Amalfi coast?

Hi Natalie, My friend and I did a similar trip last summer and visited almost all the places you mentioned.  We began in Naples and really only stayed there for an afternoon to get pizza.  As a side note, Naples was not our favorite place and I would not recommend spending... See More

AMadrid: Best places for tapas?

Hi Luis, In the Prado Museum/Chueca area, I really like anywhere on Calle de Las Huertas​.  They have a lot of good places on that street.  Closer to Chueca, I like El Pezcador​.  The tapas are really cheap and they give you a... See More

AMadrid: Madrid > Paris > London > Amsterdam > Rome > Barcelona in 3 weeks. Doable?

Hi César, Your trip is doable, but for me personally I would probably cut out one of those cities (maybe Amsterdam and save that for a different time).  There are so many things to do in Paris, London and Rome, really all of those cities you mentioned, that I would rather... See More

AMadrid: Madrid --> Barcelona --> Valencia --> Madrid in 5 nights?

Hi Justin, I think that schedule is too ambitious for five days.  Madrid and Barcelona are both big cities and you could really spend the whole five days in just one of those cities.  I like Brenda's suggestion below about using Madrid as your base and visiting some... See More

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