Preparing to Move to Another Country: a Checklist

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 best travel deal I’ve ever found: The Southwest Companion Pass (and how to get it)

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)

A frequent flier’s fear of flying

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

Visas and New Adventures

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

What I’ve Learned from Helping People with Budgets – 10 Tips for Success

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

A day in the life: working East Coast hours for a Denver-based company from Spain

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

We made it!! (and we love it!)

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!)