Welcome to MOONINSPAIN. When I arrived in Granada 19 years ago as a student and found my first apartment in the Albaicin neighborhood, I knew that my life would be changed forever. In the first few years I found every possible way to support myself and my new found addiction to this country. Teaching English was my first job until I found ways to maintain myself with endeavors that I actually enjoyed. I became the personal cook for my neighbors and also made and sold fresh pasta until I finally settled into my permanent job as a Tour Director. For the past 18 years I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to share my adopted country along with its culture and cuisine with many different groups and individuals. Before people hear my story they automatically assume that a relationship is the reason I stayed in Spain. The truth is that my passion and love for the country itself were the reason. Anyone who has been on tour with me can vouch for that.
After being raised in an Italian American family much of my energy goes to food; cooking, eating, discovering, searching for and enjoying. At home I am as organic as possible, taking advantage of our wonderful cooperative here in Granada. While on the road be it for work or pleasure, I indulge in the best Spain has to offer. From my very first night that I spent in Madrid in a tiny hostel up until now, I have spent hours researching tapas bars, restaurants and hotels. My favorite past time is finding hidden spots, filled with culture and authenticity. Here I plan to share my love of Spanish food, wine and culture as I know it. For the first time, I am setting down the microphone and stepping off the bus to offer my knowledge in written form.
I have been blessed with two true loves on the peninsula. One is my gorgeous daughter, Luna, who is now 8. And the other is my amazing partner whom I have been blessed to know and love and will continue to do………….