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
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
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 lot of people have reached out to me asking how I find deals and how we’re able to travel as much as we do. I’m going to start posting how I found the deal and how much the trip is costing us for each trip we plan. It can take a lot of planning and work but travel is a priority for us so … Continue reading A Romantic Weekend in Paris: The Deal
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
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
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!!
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!