What happens if you can’t be in your home country during the most wonderful time of the year? Here are some suggestions on how to make the most of the holidays when you’re far from home.Read More
Living with anxiety isn't easy under most circumstances, let alone while living in a foreign country. If you think that you can create a laundry list of hypotheticals and concerns in the house you were born and raised in, in a city you know like the back of your hand, around people you've known all your life, imagine throwing in a Barney bag of craziness and unpredictability into the mix. It's literally nuts.Read More
You'll cross paths with many a wanderer while living abroad, especially if you're stationed semi-permanently in a home-base. You'll meet all kinds of travelers and expats, and you'll begin to see the group thin out as the years go. Don't be discouraged. From my experience, the connections that I've made with some extraordinary people have a lasting power that neither of us anticipated! That said, living abroad and finding female friends means being discerning, but also open and vulnerable.Read More
There I was walking barefoot along the beautiful coast of Bolonia, enjoying an empty beach with views of Africa in the distance, and all I could think about was the fact that I hadn’t gone on my run for the day. When I expressed this regret to my Spanish boyfriend, he reminded me, once again, that the purpose of a vacation is not to be productive, and to be present is essential.Read More
So, what role should the news play in the decisions we make for travel and even living? The most important challenge is to examine the misconceptions and stereotypes that we have of each other and educate ourselves about the world from an array of different sources. Have you ever let fear dictate your travel choices?Read More
From Alaska to the heart of Spain, Nicole is an expat who really knows how to go after what she wants. With over 10 years living in the country, she has dedicated her time here to advancing professionally and growing as an individual. From flamenco, English teaching and acting, she has been able to go after what she truly wants while living in the country. Recently starting her own business in the wine industry, Nicole is breaking boundaries once again. We got to speak with her to hear her story of how she ended up in Spain, why she's decided to stay long term and the importance of being open minded when moving abroad.Read More
When I tell you I never thought I’d see the day that I left the center of Madrid, please trust and believe I meant never, ever, ever. But... I’m happy that I left the center, but every situation has its pros and cons. To be honest, I asked myself what I needed, what I wanted, and what I just wanted to have because, because.