Welcome to MOONINSPAIN. When I arrived in Granada 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. I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to share my adopted countries along with their cultures and cuisines with many different groups and individuals. I try to share my passion of Spain and Portugal with everyone I meet so they go home feeling that they are taking a bit of the Iberian Peninsula with them.
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 and Portugal have 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 and Portuguese 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 10. And the other is my amazing partner whom I have been blessed to know and love and will continue to do………….