• My Advice for Hosting Thanksgiving While Living Abroad

    After two years of tackling our favorite holiday here in Spain, Halloween, we’ve really got it figured out. (See previous article https://theexpatchronicle.net/2018/11/04/blending-traditions-part-1-halloween/ )  It’s a day that seems to be embraced all over…

  • 5 Fail-Proof Cures for Expat Homesickness

    Most recently since our family’s relocation from America to Spain, the Fall season also represents a slight tinge of…homesickness.  When I long for apple cider, candy corns, roasting marshmallows and the crackle of…

  • Why Halloween in Barcelona is Amazing

    If you’ve ever met me personally, if we’re friends on social media – HELL, if you’ve ever strolled past our home in New Jersey during the month of October, you know ONE thing.…

  • 6 Surprises About Raising Kids in Spain

    Life abroad really does give you an entirely new perspective into the world – especially European life being more liberal in nature than American life – which at times can seem overrun with…

  • 7 Important Expat Lessons One Year Later

    “What row are we again, hun?” I asked my husband as we stepped onto the airport tarmac leading us towards a massive United Airlines Boeing 757.  “Uhh, I think Row 19…..seats A through…

  • 5 American Conveniences You’ll Dearly Miss…

    We’re at the heart of summer here in Barcelona which means twelve straight days of literally NO rain, city-chic farmers tans and bottomless pitchers of fruity sangria.  It also equals sizzling Spanish streets,…

  • My First Key Experience with Spanish Culture

    Truth be told, I agreed to move to Barcelona having never even been here before. No pressure at all, right!?  Call it an enormous leap of faith, but also one of the most exciting parts of our…