December 14, 2011 - Posted by Erin in Expat, Spain

This holiday season, as I pack my suitcase (make that: stare at my bag and hope it packs itself) for the States, I thought I’d give you all a little gift. OK, maybe you won’t find this gift as terribly exciting as I do, but humor me here.

I’m serving you up just three of my favorite blogs. Why three? Well, because I follow maybe hundreds of blogs, and adore an impossibly large chunk of them. So rather than go on and on about why I love getting coffee with TheViatrix or talking endlessly about croquetas with The Travelling Editor (both awesome blogs, by the way), I’ve widdled them down to a digestible three quirky and perhaps under-appreciated ones. When their blog posts arrive in my inbox…errr, Google Reader…I get all pumped to open them up like long-awaited Christmas packages.

So without further ado, let’s start unwrapping them. Oh, the anticipation!!!

American in Spain
On a regular basis, Erik makes me laugh, scratch my chin and say “awww”. He gets insightful about politics, ultra-nerdy with tech experiments (which are, admittedly, pretty darn entertaining), and sentimental over his darling half-Spanish and half-American daughter, Nora. Both smart and witty, his posts are worth the read.

Pass the Ham
I recently discovered Pass the Ham, and honestly don’t know much about its author, “Hamantha” (with no “about” page, I can only “read” between the lines). Where’s she from? The US, I think. Why’s she here? Well, probably for her Spanish husband. What I do know is that she’s hilarious, she loves Spain, and her blog title has the word “ham” in it – so clearly the most important bases have been covered.

Ode to Moms
I’m making a stretch here for this selection: not only am I SO not a mother, but Ode to Moms clearly falls way outside the realm of travel and Spain. But I call the shots here, so this blog makes the cut :). Some inconceivable hybrid of fashionista, clothing designer, and super-mom, she shares tips that will make us all a little bit more put-together during everyday life – mom or not.

So there you have it. A small, readable list of blogs that you can actually consume (calorie-free!) along with all that holiday candy. Make like Santa and give them a visit. But not through the chimney, because that would be weird. Oh yeah, and impossible.


6 Responses to “Holiday blog candy”

  1. Erik R. Says:

    Wow! Muchísimas gracias por all the linky love. Feliz Christmas!

  2. Erin Says:

    My pleasure, Erik! Happy Holidays!

  3. Kaley [Y Mucho Más] Says:

    Thanks 🙂 I love discovering new blogs.

  4. Erin Says:

    You’re blog is definitely worth visiting too, BTW!!!!

  5. Hamatha Says:

    You, Tortuga, are the milk!
    Thank you so much for this! I had a terrible day yesterday and you totally turned it around! And point taken about the about page. I guess I should put something up about myself, heh?
    Anyway, I can’t thank you enough , so if we ever meet, I’ll “invite ” you to some ham, vale?
    Un beso,

  6. Will - My Spanish Adventure Says:

    Cheers for that last one! Love American in Spain and Pass the Ham? but an Ode to Moms I’d never seen before. Lovely long list of recipes making me salivate all over my underpants. Yes, I’m typing semi-nude.

    That’s the way La Tortuga Viajera should be read right?

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