• 16 Best Flat Shoes for Women to Wear in Spain

    The most comfortable and stylish women’s flat shoes under $200 for traveling to Spain each season. When you’re a female traveler visiting Spain, it can be difficult to balance what’s fashionable and stylish over what’s comfortable and realistic. Do you opt for stylish flats or platform sneakers? Traveling anywhere, to a big city like Barcelona, Spain or the outbacks, usually requires a ton of walking. That’s half the fun of exploring a new place. Who the heck wants to sit in a car the whole time? So it’s critical to make selections that won’t leave your toes barking with blisters! But if you’re…

  • Celebrating Christmas in Barcelona, Spain Like a Local

    Learn where locals go, what they eat and how they celebrate the most magical time of year in Barcelona, Spain If you’ve just moved to the fabulous city of Barcelona or plan to vacation here over the Christmas holiday, you must be wondering how locals celebrate the most anticipated time of year – Christmas. Look no further for everything you need to know to have a magical holiday season in the Catalonia capital. We’re an American expat family that have been living abroad in Spain for more than three years. And we’ve only ventured back to the U.S. for one Christmas – which…

  • Perfect Gifts for Travel Lovers in 2020

    Practical (and Covid-safe) gift options plus stocking stuffers for the travel lover on your holiday list this year. Is it just me or are you also in shock that the holiday season is practically upon us? While it may seem premature to start writing out your shopping list, online purchasing makes it easier than ever to get ahead of the holiday game. And if you happen to have a travel lover on your list, you’ll need enough time to think of something really unique! But what in the world do you get the person that has seen so much of the world already?…

  • 7 Best Family Camping Sites in Spain

    If you plan to travel to Spain (or are lucky enough to live here!) and are looking for a truly unique holiday experience, consider camping! Spain has some of the best family camping sites around and is the perfect getaway for nature-lovers and adventure seekers. One of our family’s very first weekend trips in Spain ended up being one of our favorites that we reflect on often. It offered lasting memories and some of the most beautiful landscapes we’ve ever seen! It’s true, Spain boasts some of the most impressive and history-rich cities in the world. But when one ventures off the beaten…

  • Best Things to See and Do in The Balearic Islands

    Traveling experts from all over the world share their very best of what to see and do on Spain’s famous Balearic Islands. Before COVID took the world by storm this Spring, the plan was for my family to take a lovely Mediterranean cruise including stops at the Balearic Islands. Before I even had a chance to begin researching the best things to see and do there, the trip was cancelled. What a pity! Three years living abroad in Barcelona has afforded our family the opportunity to see some truly remarkable parts of Spain. We’ve hiked the trails of Montserrat. Swam in the crystal…

  • Discovering Calpe – A Gem in Alicante, Spain

    Looking for a getaway from the bustling city of Barcelona? A short drive south will transport you to a destination that has it all. After spending four long months cooped up in our Barcelona apartment, we were really in need of a family summer getaway! Really anywhere would do, as long as it allowed us to swim, hike, discover and make memories. And we found a true gem in the Costa Blanca region of Alicante. The town known as Calpe. Our summer getaway totally exceeded our expectations and two weeks didn’t seem long enough to discover all this place had to offer. About…

  • Moving to Barcelona: Common Expat Questions Answered

    Answering some of the most common questions I receive from future expats preparing to move to Barcelona. So you’ve decided the expat life is for you (maybe after taking my online quiz here) and you’re ready to embark on the adventure of a lifetime! Congratulations on making a fantastic decision to move to one of the most desired cities in Europe. As an expat wife living in Barcelona for three years, this city has earned a very special place in my heart. But before stepping foot here, I spent the months leading up to our relocation agonizing about soo many things. Neighborhoods, schools,…

  • Sa Tuna beach is one of the most gorgeous in all of Costa Brava

    8 Awesome Weekend Trips from Barcelona in Under 2 Hours

    Mountains, beaches, history & nature make weekend trips from Barcelona limitless. According to local travel authorities, holiday-goers should plan to spend their summer months much closer to home by taking road trips versus jet setting to a faraway place. And with so many beautiful beach towns and remote mountain villages to visit from Barcelona in just under two hours, this isn’t necessarily bad news! Of course, we’ve loved exploring new European cities like Vienna, London, Paris, Prague, and Rome. But a friend once told us if we moved to Spain and didn’t have a chance to actually experience it beyond Barcelona, it would…

  • Take the Quiz: Should I Move Abroad

    Before Tony, my husband, and I became expats we would sit in front of the TV and watch other families move abroad. Our favorite show was called House Hunters International and featured a different story each episode. You’ve probably heard me talk about this before ha! Sometimes the people moved for work. Others simply for a change in life. But either way, their lives took a major turn and across the borders they headed! We would watch in awe how these people did it. Left all that was familiar to enter a world unknown. And we wondered, could we ever do the same…