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I love to travel, share advice and meet people from other parts of the world. I enjoy being a part of VT and have met some interesting people through it. I really appreciate getting personal advice about places I travel and I like helping other travellers with their questions. keep it up everyone! I'm looking forward to seeing your photos and tips too!

I am originally from Minnesota, USA. I have followed my dream of living abroad and have been here in Madrid, Spain since 2000. I am still facinated with this wonderful city. In Madrid, I teach English to business professionals at several multinational companies and I also give personalized wine and tapas tours for visitors in Madrid. You can contact me here or through TapasTalk.com.


Maybe you can't tell from looking at me since I'm slim, but I love to cook and discover new and old culinary delicacies. Madrid is full of places to explore. I have spent many nights visiting some great tapas places in Madrid and amnow bringing visitors to Madrid along with me on tapas tours to indulge in some of the Spains greatest food and wines. I also am starting a website focused on Food in Madrid. TapasTalk.com
When I travel I love to try local dishes too. This is a picture of "Pan tumaca" or "Pa amb tom?quet" from when I was in Barcelona a couple months ago. mM!

My lists:

The most beautiful cities I have visited, according to me:
Granada, Dubrovnik, Rovinj, Lisbon, San Sebastian.

The city I can't stay away from:
New York

Best NON Cities, Natural Parks, etc:
Arches and Canyonlands, Utah
Plitvice, Croaia
Northern Spain, Picos de Europa and Pyrenees
Boundary Waters Canoe Area, Minnesota and Canada
Beautiful northern Minnesota
Yellowstone Natl Park, Wyoming . In the winter.
Colombia, the area around Medellin.
Draa Valley, Morocco

Places I want to visit next:
Costa Rica
Egypt - Scuba in the Red Sea
Anywhere in Eastern Asia

My favorite color:

My favorite comfort food:
SPAGHETTI, with tomato, garlic, basil sauce.

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  • TrendsetterME's Profile Photo
    May 24, 2012 at 10:54 PM

    Hey Janelle, "Happy Birthday", with all my best wishes ... :)

  • kandoi's Profile Photo
    May 24, 2012 at 6:51 PM

    Happy Birthday

  • zumodemango's Profile Photo
    May 25, 2009 at 7:08 AM

    felicidades Janelle!!!!!!

  • joeyleecy's Profile Photo
    May 24, 2008 at 10:05 AM

    Happy Birthday to you! May your days fill with joy & happiness.

  • a2lopes's Profile Photo
    May 24, 2008 at 9:26 AM

    Holla Janelle, Feliz cumple. Que lo pases muy bien. El vtmeeting madrileño fué solo con 3 pero... bueno, el proximo será mayor. Saludos desde Lisboa

  • acemj's Profile Photo
    May 24, 2008 at 5:14 AM

    Hi Janelle! Happy birthday. Hope all is well.

  • Alex_71's Profile Photo
    Aug 2, 2007 at 5:46 AM

    hello from italy..i have been several times in Spain but i still have to visit Madrid..i hope to make your tapa's tour..i love to eat:-) and i looove taps Stay in touch Alex

  • j-san's Profile Photo
    Jun 4, 2007 at 3:52 PM

    Happy Belated Birthday!! I hope you had a great day. I just checked out your food page. It looks great, very professional. You have made me very hungry and wishing I could have some tapas now!

  • tzuki's Profile Photo
    May 25, 2007 at 2:41 PM

    Hola!! Muchas felicidades con un pelin de retraso!! espero que hayas tenido un buen dia y que tu deseo se haga realidad. Smiles

  • ghibli88's Profile Photo
    May 24, 2007 at 4:36 PM

    A warmHappy Birthday to you,best wishes from a rainy Italy.

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