Moving to another country can be daunting, there are lots of things to take care of before you go. This isn’t a comprehensive list and I may add more as I remember things but here are some of the things we did before leaving and upon arrival for living in Ronda, Spain for a year. To see more about life in Ronda, check out our … Continue reading Preparing to Move to Another Country: a Checklist
The holy grail of travel rewards: the Southwest Companion Pass. If you have this pass, the companion you have chosen for your pass (predictably, Gil is mine) can accompany you on ANY Southwest flight and just pay taxes. So I can add Gil to EVERY trip I take for only $5.60 per flight, it’s crazy! It’s amazing. If you have any chance to get it … Continue reading The best travel deal I’ve ever found: The Southwest Companion Pass (and how to get it)
I am scared to death of flying. I also fly more than most people I know, I easily average 25-50 flights per year depending on the year….I have been somewhere on a scale of “managing to keep it together on the surface” to “terrified for my life” on every one of those flights. I’m excited when I book the flight, I’m fine when I’m boarding, I’m calm while … Continue reading A frequent flier’s fear of flying
It has been a crazy few weeks! We came back to Spain, tried to extend our EU visas, failed, and I’m now writing this blog from Ireland. Here’s what happened: We arrived back in Spain on January 2 and dealt with pretty severe jet lag for a few days then hit the ground running. We knew that our Schengen Visa would run out in late … Continue reading Visas and New Adventures
I know it’s a strange passion, but in my spare time, I love counseling people on finances and creating budgets for them. I mean I really, truly love it. To take what seems like a disastrous financial situation and show people a realistic, achievable path to not only get out of any financial problems they have, but also accomplish their goals, is such a rewarding … Continue reading What I’ve Learned from Helping People with Budgets – 10 Tips for Success
9:30am Spain / 3:30am EST / 1:30am MST – Wake up, get dressed, and work out with the husband – usually we go for a run around the city (so many stairs and hills!!) or a Barre3 class online if it’s chilly. 10:30am Spain / 4:30am EST / 2:30am MST – Breakfast at a local spot. We almost always end up at a bakery called … Continue reading A day in the life: working East Coast hours for a Denver-based company from Spain
What a journey! We left Amarillo at 2:20pm on Sunday, flew to DFW and were supposed to have a 2 hour layover before our 9.5 hour flight to Madrid. They discovered a problem with the plane (which we are grateful that they found it there!) and we had to switch gates several times, including 2 terminal changes, at DFW before they found a plane capable of … Continue reading We made it!! (and we love it!)
We’re catching a flight to Spain this afternoon!! We are going to try not to overwhelm facebook with posts about our trip so if you would like to follow our adventures, you can subscribe to Gil’s videos by clicking the link below and clicking the red “subscribe” button in the bottom right portion of the header. Once you have subscribed, Youtube should send you an … Continue reading And we’re off!!
Obtaining a visa to spend more than 90 days in Spain is no small feat. We had no real idea of what would be required of us in moving to Spain and just recently started doing research. We knew that US Passport holders don’t need a visa to enter the EU but found out that they cannot stay more than 90 days in a 180 day period, … Continue reading Attempting to legally live in Spain
When Gil and I started dating, I found out that he had never seen the ocean. I, however, love to travel. So right after Gil proposed to me, he also mailed off a passport application and a few weeks later we had everything we needed to begin dreaming about our travel adventures together. On our honeymoon in Jamaica a few weeks ago, at the age of 32, Gil finally … Continue reading Sometimes you just have to go for it!