Our Journey Home During a Global Pandemic

As some already know, we’ve officially moved back to the States now. We decided months ago that with all the uncertainty in the world, it was the best thing for us.  You can obviously imagine that returning home required some travel during a global pandemic, which was quite the experience. There were some aspects that […]

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Traveling During COVID-19: Our Current Situation

Since worldwide travel is still on hold, I obviously don’t have many interesting current experiences to talk about. If you’re looking for some things you can do now at home check out one of my posts about staying inspired from home or tips to prepare for future travel. I thought this would be a good […]

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6 Ways Travel Changed My Life and Can Change Yours Too

Just a few years ago, I never thought I would be where I am now. I’ve lived in Europe for almost a year, traveled to many different countries and learned so much about the world and myself. As I sit in my Madrid apartment with the fan blasting on me (thanks to the Spanish summer […]

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Life-Saving Camping Tips for Summer

As we all know, our typical travel plans and activities are going to be much different than usual this summer. The current state of the world is causing us to be more creative and try new things all the time. While it seems like things are finally letting up, it still may be several more […]

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The Father’s Day Gift Your Dad Really Wants This Year

Father’s Day is coming up and if you’re anything like me, you feel the pressure every year to find that perfect, one-of-a-kind gift to give to your one-of-a-kind dad. It’s so hard to shop for dads because they seem to already have everything and let’s be honest, if they don’t have all the power tools […]

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The Easiest Way to Move Abroad as an American

If you’ve ever looked into the idea of moving abroad, you probably know how truly difficult it can be. Just getting a visa to live and work in a different country can seem almost impossible.  Unless you have authorization to live in that country or you marry someone from there, you must have an employment […]

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Video: Our Lockdown Lives in Spain

We’ve been getting so many questions about our daily lives since Spain has been on lockdown for COVID-19. Most of our friends and family are back in the United States and wondering how things are different across the pond. We thought it would be fun to take you along with us to show you exactly […]

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Cultural Differences: Spain vs. USA

It can be said that there are cultural differences between any two countries in the world. Even places that are seemingly very similar (say, the United States and Canada) still have pretty significant differences that make each culture unique. I personally have experience living in two very contrasting cultures: the USA and Spain. There are […]

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Our Neighborhood in Madrid

12 May 2020 Our little corner of Madrid is the barrio called Puerta del Ángel. It’s located in southwestern Madrid, just west of the Manzanares River and on the edge of the city’s largest public park, Casa de Campo. We absolutely love hiking over the hills and strolling through the tall grass in the park, […]

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Christmas in Madrid

December 2019 Christmas in Madrid is such a wonderful time. Every neighborhood celebrates the holidays with their own decorations and lights. Some of the best sights are in Puerta del Sol and Plaza Mayor.  The largest Christmas “tree” in the city is in Puerta del Sol. It is actually a gigantic metal cone adorned with […]

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