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

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!)