We wrote this guide to share our knowledge and love of this amazing city with others. It took us a year to find our local rhythm of life in Granada and we wanted to share all that we had learned. We have researched extensively and hope it will provide access to a different experience of Granada. … More Your Local Guide to Granada
While I don’t usually provide tips and advice, recently I have been asked several times for my top tips for moving to Spain, so today I have decided to share them with you…They range from getting clear about what is important to you and your family when choosing a location to live, organising your finances, learning … More Top 5 Tips for Moving to Spain for a Year
It sounded like a grand and impossible idea: moving to Spain for a year. Strangely and luckily, it wasn’t as hard as we imagined it would be, and since pulling off our great dream, we’ve become evangelical in our enthusiasm to help others take the leap and live their own Spanish adventure. I have learned … More So you want to live in Spain! What next?
Here we go! Tomorrow is D-Day. We are off on a one-year adventure. We designed this trip in our hearts and minds and now we finally get to live it. Although the name of our blog is “Our Year in Spain”, prior to our arrival in Spain we have planned a two month trip to retrace our … More The Way to Spain
Have you ever had a song stuck on repeat in your head? For me at the moment it’s the 80’s anthem “The Final Countdown” by Europe. Despite being a relic from a former time, the song is a fitting choice as we count down the days until our year away in Europe. A year-long adventure that had … More The Final Countdown…
This story begins in the mid 1990’s when, as a fresh faced 21-year-old university graduate, I embarked on a gap year in Europe. The initial summer months were spent swanning about Italy and France with exchange student friends at their family holiday houses, followed by backpacking across Greece and Turkey. When the cold weather finally … More Moving to Spain…again, 17 years later
We’ve hit the 100-day (3 months) mark in the countdown to our big year abroad. Suddenly this crazy idea is becoming a reality and is beginning to alter our thoughts and actions. Chris Stewart sums up the feeling beautifully in his book “Driving Over Lemons” which is a story about packing up and moving to … More 100 days of firsts and lasts