Hi, I’m Ingrid. In 2016, I took early retirement from software engineering at age 43 to pursue my passions for language learning, travel, and photography. This site is called Second-Half Travels because at my age I optimistically estimate I have half my life left. My goal is to spend as much of it as possible doing the things I love. Read More
Planning a trip to the Yucatan peninsula? In winter 2018 I spent one month taking Spanish classes and exploring Valladolid, Merida, and Campeche. Check out my Yucatan itinerary and trip report. Read More
I’ve been a fan of Mexican actress Kate del Castillo ever since I got hooked on the Televisa novela La Mentira in the ’90s. I learned so much Spanish watching that show! I love Kate’s badass characters and her outspoken personality, both on and off screen.
She has a pithy, colorful way of expressing herself that has me grabbing my notebook and jotting down lots of fun new vocabulary whenever I listen to her! Read More
Watching Spanish movies on Amazon Prime Video is a great way to practice vocabulary and listening skills. All the Spanish-language films on this list are available to stream free for Prime members. Amazon Prime Video search by language is pretty terrible, so I have done the hard work for you. 🙂 Read More
Heading to Morocco? These Netflix TV shows and movies filmed in Morocco will help you prepare for your trip from the comfort of your couch. Note that the historical dramas tend to be from Spain, since Morocco was partially under Spanish rule during the first half of the twentieth century. Read More