Just what is… What I’d Rather Be Talking About all about? And what’s my story?


So glad you’re here.

I’m Abbey, a writer based in the US, but my soul country is Spain.  

But do you need to love Spain (or even know how to say hola) to read this newsletter?

Of course not! Spain is just a big part of my back story and might explain some things as you read my work.

I’ve been in love with Spain since traveling there at the age of 9 when I swear timelines collided, and I realized I’d lived another lifetime exploring the streets of Madrid and the white-washed villages of Andalucia.

A pic of me at the Alhambra in Granada, Spain… age 9.

Therefore, I’m always looking for ways to travel to the Iberian Peninsula… whether it’s travel writing gigswalking the Camino de Santiago, English & Spanish immersions, retreats, or visiting our amazing Spanish friends with my husband.

When I’m not traveling, I’m here in the US, writing about golf, travel, lifestyle, & wellness.

My favorite thing is learning about people and telling their stories.

I feel that everyone, everything, and every place has a story.

I love uncovering those stories and bringing them to life. 

When not writing, you can find me at home with my husband, Eric (who’s also my editor, chef, and personal golf instructor). I’m like a dog- if I haven’t been run or walked, you’ll find me gazing longingly at the window, longing for freedom and space. And, nothing warms my soul (or body) more than my hot yoga.

Eric & I on a hot, well-lit date in our town. We’re the weirdos who will walk to dinner when it’s five below.

Oh, and don’t get me started on podcasts. Or wellness trends. Netflix. Clothes from Evereve. I could talk about these topics for hours.

This leads me to what you’re reading now: What I’d Rather Be Talking About. I started this newsletter in December of 2022 so I’d have a place to talk about the stories of people, places, and things that I uncover each day.

As a writer, I’m always on the lookout for a good story. In 2007, I started a blog called imrunnerchica, where I wrote inspirational stories about running and life.

After I stopped writing Runnerchica, I found that everyday life presented me with so many stories to tell. I needed an outlet because I found most stories, and ideas for stories would often crop up at the most inopportune times (like in the middle of a meeting at work).

Since most people don’t like to be interrupted to hear about the latest ingredient I’m putting in my smoothies (Armra colostrum, game changer) or hear about an amazing new golf apparel company (Birdie & Ace)… I needed to find a place to express What I’d Rather Be Talking About.

And there you have it.

Welcome to my free weekly newsletter where I share podcasts and shows, and also wellness, travel, career, fashion, and life advice.

Plus, I add a dose of inspiration here and there.

As long as you’re here… why not subscribe?

I’m trying to keep things as free as possible (Thursday issues get delivered to all subscribers, and Saturdays have the extra secret sauce and some surprises) - but if the spirit moves you, I’d love it if you considered becoming a paid subscriber. When you join my subscription-based newsletter, you’re helping me keep the lights on as I put together the newsletters each week. It’s truly a labor of love, and I do my best to bring you the latest, greatest, and most impactful information each week.

I mean… don’t you want to hear me share things like…

The amazing black boots with pink heels I found on Instagram?

Talk about various atrocities of the 80s, such as home perms?

(Also, did you know my senior picture inspired the 🤔 emoji?)

And I know you want to hear about some magical encounters I’ve had with the Great Beyond.

(See the label of the smoothie for a hint on where I’m going with this.)

Or, let’s say you’ve discovered the most interesting podcast and now find yourself obsessed with mushroom coffee, colostrum, and sleep gummies. You need to tell people, right?

What I’d Rather Be Talking About is where you’ll find all that and more.

It’s the newsletter that helps you do life better.

We all want that, right?

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Thank you and see you back here soon,


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Abbey Algiers

Slightly Spain-obsessed yogi, golfer, runner, and writer who firmly believes there's a podcast to answer any dilemma or question life presents.