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

How I choose where to stay

Location, Location, Location I start by choosing my neighborhood. This is obviously easier when you have been to the city before but there are still easy ways to find a good location if you are unfamiliar with a city. Start by looking at a map of the city and the main things you want to visit while you are there – you want to be … Continue reading How I choose where to stay

A Magical Week in Ireland

We recently spent a week in Ireland and had a fantastic time. This was a really last minute trip so there wasn’t much planning involved other than finding good deals on places to stay. We found a great apartment on Airbnb and we ended up really loving the neighborhood. We stayed just across the river from the city center off of Leeson St. We could walk … Continue reading A Magical Week in Ireland

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

Sometimes you just have to go for it!

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!