Candace Elizabeth Fykes

Travel Blogger

Candace hails from New Jersey, but has considered Spain her new home for around three years.

She writes some great articles over on her blog, with a fresh perspective on expat life in Spain, injected with plenty of personality and humour.

I think this excerpt gives a little flavour of Candace:

"Her response stopped me in my tracks. And to this day has been the essential to my personal philosophy on living.

She said simply that she had chosen to live abroad so that she could blame her "strangeness on being from someplace else."

I was dumbstruck. And in awe. And delighted. Somehow in a literal pile of trash, I had found someone who had so expertly outlined a way to navigate for people like me who felt like perpetual outsiders.

Most of us who live our lives feeling a little "off" or distinct from other people, spend just as long trying to hide it. Or we settle into ourselves and choose only to interact with the outside world only when utterly necessary."

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Jackie De Burca

Jackie De Burca is is a travel, arts and culture writer. The author of Salvador Dalí at Home, De Burca has spent much of her life in Spain since 2003. Originally from Dublin, Ireland, she is the creator of Travel Inspires: the authentic travel magazine by the people, for the people. She mentors aspiring writers around the world, who have the opportunity to showcase their work on Travel Inspires. De Burca feels an inspirational connection with the land in Spain, while maintaining her deeply rooted attachment to Irish landscapes, soil and of course, the Irish character.

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