Tim likes to travel. Follow his adventures as he explores the world.

Amazing Places In Navarra

Do you know Navarra Better than me? Have you been to all of these places? Where else should I visit?
¿Conoces Navarra mejor que yo? ¿Has estado en todos estos lugares? ¿Dónde más debo visitar?

La Tomatina

The world-reknown tomato fight and festival that takes place in Buñol, Spain. Afterward, it's only 30 minutes to the beaches of Valencia!

Love of learning languages

Do you speak English? Parlez-vous français? ¿Hablas español?
Exploring and learning new languages in a fun and interesting way!

The Au Pair Life

Did you know I moved to Spain and worked as an au pair for one year? Learn more about it now!

Train with TMax

Functional fitness + outdoors + with friends = an amazing and HEALTHY time!
Ejercicio en inglés, al aire libre y con amigos. Divertido y sano.
Check us on Facebook @TrainwithTMax

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Stuff My Roommate Says (Think You'll Understand All of Them?)

Many of us have people in our lives that are... well, you know, "uniquely entertaining". It could be that buddy who has absolutely no filter and just says whatever they are thinking, despite the repercussions. Or, maybe it's the drama queen/king who can make a bad day at work seem like nuclear war. I know a few of these people, but none of them deserves their own TV show more than my roommate, Roberto. 
New Year's in Pamplona, Spain
New Year's in Pamplona, Spain

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Southern Spain Road Trip 2017: Skipping San Fermin for Summer in the South

A Hot Car Ride to Madrid

Load the car with camping gear and head south into the blistering heat. The plan is to pueblear down to Granada, next to Almería, and then up the coast to Alicante. I want to visit Murcia, which will be the 16th comunidad that I've visited, of the 17 in Spain (the Canary Islands is the only one I haven't been to). Ainhoa will do all the driving because I'm not good with a stick-shift (aka, useless). 
Over 2,000km in 7 days
Over 2,000km in 7 days
Head out the afternoon before the first day of San Fermin. It's a hot car ride at 36°. We somehow miss the highway and take the longest route ever. Arrive in Madrid and stay with Ainhoa's aunt and uncle, Pili and Ricardo, who are gracious hosts and feed us and provide wonderful company. They recommend we do in Úbeda and Baeza on our way to Granada, so we add them to our list.


Tuesday, July 4, 2017

How Having A Car Makes Life Easier... Sort Of

It's funny that I've had this draft since the middle of 2015, yet now it seems like I need to change the title, hence the "...sort of". Let me start at the beginning. Having a car is awesome. It is very useful for traveling long distances with friends (Pamplona, LisbonCádiz, León, Les Cases, and Galicia road trips), it is useful lugging heavy exercise equipment to and from workouts, and it's just convenient for going to the movies or anywhere late at night when the buses have stopped running.


Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Barcelona, Spain: More Coca, Si Us Plau

Ainhoa and I are heading to Barcelona to hang out with her sister, Irantzu, and some other friends we have there. It is also during the fiesta of San Juan (or Sant Joan), so let's see how the Catalans celebrate compared to the Navarrans.
At the national museum of art, looking out on the city
At the national museum of art, looking out on the city (on day 2)

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Puebleando the Pyrenees: Spain and France

A summary (then you can skip to the photos)

The viejo monasterio de San Juan de la Peña
The viejo monasterio de San Juan de la Peña
(sounds better than the old monastery of Saint John of the big rock)
Ainhoa's parents have loaned us their van and we put a makeshift bed in the back and plan to camp each night on our trip as we tour around the Pyrenees mountains. We plan to circle around the mountain range into France, and then cross through it on our way back into Spain.

Monday, June 5, 2017

¿Sabes qué me saca de mis casillas? pt.6

Pues no voy a quejarme más de la burocracia y estupideces municipales porque es demasiado fácil y común encontrar lo malo en la cosas gubernamentales. Hoy, voy a quejarme de las cosas un poco más personales aunque imagino que son también universales.


Friday, May 19, 2017

The Best and Worst of Pamplona

So, I've been living in Pamplona for two and half years, and I can now say I understand what makes the city so great... and not so great. I have chosen to omit things that can be found anywhere in Spain, like bureaucracy and sense of time. Here is my list of the top and bottom, the coolest and lamest, the best and worst of Pamplona.



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