• 5 Perfect Date Nights in Barcelona

    After more than two years living in the vibrant city of Barcelona, one thing is for sure. I love city life! Of course I can appreciate the peace and quiet of suburbia with it’s rolling hills and crickets chirping at night. But something inside me is drawn to the electricity that the concrete jungle offers! After all, there’s constantly new restaurants to try, shops to pop into, a cafe on every corner, simplicity of transportation and always a festival with something to celebrate. Living in the city as a single has loads of benefits and ways to meet people. And if you’re married, like Tony…

  • Why We Moved Abroad

    I was so excited when @LittleMissExpat (awesome teen blogger, current expat kid!! Love these millennials!) reached out about writing a piece for her blog about just WHY we moved abroad. Her project titled “The Expat Features” tells real stories of people who have taken the road less traveled and moved abroad for a life unknown. Hey, that’s us! Here’s our family story about why left a perfect little life and moved across the world along with a nugget of wisdom for others also hit with the wanderlust bug. Hope you enjoy and be sure to check out Little Miss Expat’s other content for stories and…

  • 5 American Conveniences Expats Will 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, sleeping with fans blaring and endless hours swimming however possible (open sea, public pool, cool bathtub – whatever it takes!).  And due to the sweltering temps, a mass exodus in the month of August also occurs.  The city practically shuts down with most stores and restaurants locking their doors until early September and many streets eerily quiet. This is Spain’s summer “holiday” month.  Which, for the record, I still have a hard time saying.  The…

  • Living in Spain: 5 Things You’ll Fall in Love With!

    The first time Tony and I visited Europe was to celebrate our one year wedding anniversary.  We took a twelve-night cruise and immediately fell in love with this part of the world – Venice, Athens, Santorini, Dubrovnik.  Our days were spent slurping gelato, strolling cobblestone streets and sitting in quiet churches admiring the centuries-old architecture. It was a dream… Can you tell this was “pre-children”?! (Cue the sound of a record player coming to a screeching halt!) We look back on that trip and recognize it was the first stepping-stone to getting us where we are today – living and breathing life in Barcelona, Spain! …