both me & this blog are a work in progress…

My name is Sam, I’m 24 years old and originally from America (such a weird thing to say). I grew up in New York and loved it, but I was ready for a change in my life. In May 2014 I graduated University with a dual degree in Political Science and Spanish. I had absolutely no clue what I wanted to do with my life, but had recently discovered a passion for traveling and exploring the world. So I decided before starting a career (that maybe I didn’t even like) I wanted to try and live and enjoy my life as much as possible.

In August 2014 I picked up, bought a one way ticket and moved to Barcelona to teach Englishย for a year. I completely fell in love with the city of Barcelona .. so much so that I decided spending another year in Barcelona was necessary. So In November 2015 I started a masters degree here in Barcelona. Here I am two years later after moving to Barcelona, still trying to figure out what I want to do with my life and where I’m going…

In this blog I just hope to keep track of my adventures and experiences as honestly and openly as possible. I want this to be an extremely exciting and memorable time for me and will try and am going to try and live life to the fullest!


check me out on instagram @confessionsofawanderer

any questions/comments/ or just wanna chat feel free to contact me at:

69 thoughts on “About

  1. Wow. I have so much admiration for you. The way you just picked up and decided to follow your gut. I think this is my favourite blog I’ve found since I started using WordPress. Every single one of your posts are so spot on, I love it so much. Thank you for making this blog!! I can’t even explain how much I love it

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    1. Thank you so much for your extremely kind and wonderful words. This was the hardest yet most wonderful decision of my life.i am so so glad you are enjoying my blog. I try and just write exactly what I’m feeling and thinking as to keep if very honest and open. I am so excited that you enjoy my blog. And if you have any questions of just want to chat feel free to reach out to me xxx

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  2. I really hear you. I am in a similar situation right now. I finished my studies last year and have been travelling since a little more than two months. And it was such a wonderful experience. I just don’t really know what to do now. I think, it is time for me to go home and get a job. But who knows, I hope to be back on the road soon again ๐Ÿ™‚ travelling is just the most rewarding thing to do. So many different people, cultures and adventures…it’s hard to stay home, not seeing what happens and waits for you all over the world ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I hope you will make some exciting and memorable experiences on your journey. Love to hear more.


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    1. Once you start traveling it almost feels as if you can never stop. Learning about new cultures and ways of life is completely invigorating and brings some sort of clarity to you. Best of luck with your future and thanks for checking out my blog!!


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  3. I love that picture on the top of gaudy museum ,actually I was in Barcelona last January 2014 after I completed the camino de santiago and I stay one block away from gaudy museum, the hipstel hostel. I like your quote post DIE WITH MEMORIES NOT WITH DREAM.

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  4. I saw you liked one of my posts and followed you here.. I definitely look forward to keeping up with your blog. I also plan to make it to Spain while I’m in Europe this summer- would be nice to find a fellow American! Keep in touch!

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  5. Lovely blog Sam! I feel like I am just one step behind you in terms of moving abroad (just have to graduate first – ha!) and your blog is very inspirational. How did you get the opportunity to teach English abroad? Is it through some sort of agency or program?

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  6. Hey – a few months back I made the decision to move to Spain for a year. My adventure started a week ago and it’s nice to be able to read another person’s perspective!!Thanks for checking out my blog. I will be back to check out yours again!

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  7. Barcelona looks beautiful! Congratulations on being a brave and free spirit. That is quite a feat to just drop everything and go wandering. Thank you for stopping by my blog and the like. I will follow you to see where you go next.

    Hope all your adventures are fun and fascinating.

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  8. Hi, Sam – It seems like we have a lot in common. I have been living in Costa Rica for 6 months, the plan was to return after a year but I’m having trouble seeing myself back in the States!

    I’m looking forward to see where your path takes you!

    Take care and happy travels!

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  9. Wonderful blog ๐Ÿ™‚ I am a rising senior in college and a Spanish double major as well (and constantly contemplating how I am going to put it to use.) I love reading your insight as you are a couple of steps ahead of me in life. Keep up the adventure!!

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  10. We moved from Boston to Barcelona for what was supposed to be a 2 year work assignment. 4 1/2 years later we had to relocate to Amsterdam. Now we are on a mission to find our way back to Barcelona. She has a way of capturing your heart! Enjoy!

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  11. Hi Sam, thanks for liking my blog. We’re still traveling full time after a year on the road and loving the diversity. I’ll have a look around your blog over the next few days. Enjoy your life in Spain. Cheers, Sue

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    1. I loved it ! Actually I should’ve updated this page… I taught english for 1 year in Barcelona. Now I’m in my 2nd year in Barcelona studying a masters degree (also teaching part time). It’s an incredible experience that I highly recommend. If you have any questions feel free to reach out to me via email ๐Ÿ™‚

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  12. Thanks so much for following Oh, the Places We See. I, too, was an English teacher, and I’ve always wanted to see Barcelona. Make the best of where you are, because there’s lots to see all over the world. And never enough time! Best wishes to you!

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  13. Thank you for stopping by and the love! I’m also on instagram: @yventure; Facebook search: @Yvonnee. I was headed to Turks & Caicos at same time mentioned and pic is on my “About” as well. See you soon

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  14. Hey Sam!

    I am just messaging to let you know I have nominated your blog for the Liebster Award (an online award for travel bloggers by travel bloggers). Please check out my post here: for all the details.

    Iโ€™ve really been enjoying all your blogs and look forward to reading more in the future.

    All the best and please let me know if you accept the nomination so I can follow your responses!


  15. Hi Sam, I just stumbled across your blog and am really enjoying it so far! It seems crazy for me to say that I have never visited Barcelona as it really isn’t far from me (living in London), but I look forward to catching up on your posts about it and visiting there myself one day!
    Thanks for the inspo, I am about to head over to your instagram now for a nosy!! x


  16. I love Spain and Barcelona in particular … I travelled thru more than 30 countries after school then worked in Germany and London where I met my precious Barcelona friends. Good on you for following your heart, you will make a success of whatever you chose to do!


  17. Hey I just nominated you for the Sunshine Blogger Award. You can check it out on my latest post! You’re totally free to accept, or not! I’ll understand ๐Ÿ™‚ I just wanted to tell you how much I love your blog and reading about your adventures! Keep you the great work!


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