Living and driving in Spain for the past six years has turned us into road warriors and of course driving in Spain gurus. We have purchased 2 cars, sold one car and we are well above the count of 20 when it comes to renting cars in Spain. For almost a year, we rented cars regularly, when we didn’t own a car. We have also flown to other parts of Spain and then rented a car for our vacation. Not to mention the many visitors and blog readers we have helped with renting a car in Spain. So I guess we do have a bit of experience on the matter. Let’s cover the most frequently asked questions.
Over 17 years ago Alan and I fell in love with Amsterdam. We were living in London at the time and Alan needed to come over for business a few times. Of course, I would often come with him and roam the city, while he was working and then we would explore together in the evenings. Those were the days prior to kids, so we ventured to all parts of the city and tried to experience as much as possible. Now here we are returning years later with our kids, ages 9 and 12. The city is just as we remembered. So, we thought we would share some things to do in Amsterdam with kids. Continue reading
Yes, I did say Free Things To Do in Porto, with kids! We had a wonderful time visiting Porto, Portugal (aka Oporto). It was so thrilling to find so many free activities for the kids, we thought we would dedicate an entire post just to that. I am sure there are more free activities out there, but we didn’t have time to enjoy them all.
When it comes to tips on saving money while on vacation, we’ve done it all before. We try to avoid taxis when getting from A to B. The biggie is to avoid eating out near major touristic attractions, we prefer the quick on the go street food. We just don’t buy souvenirs, but if you must, avoid making the purchase at the airport. Ask the locals for help in finding off the beaten path areas and places to eat. The list goes on and on. Continue reading
As you know, we have been living in Spain for a few years, and during that time we have done our fair share of driving. I remember when we first arrived and trying to figure out the rules of the road. Coming from the United States, there were plenty of things that were familiar, but many others that just made us wonder, or look up the answer on the internet. We have welcomed several visitors to Spain and it has been fun driving around with them. It is fun hearing their thoughts on driving in Spain as well the meaning of road signs or street markings. Did you know we have a Zebra, Giraffe and Jellyfish crossing? What about the Poo Stop or Ninja’s on the loose?
So, you have moved to Spain and are fumbling around trying to figure out the requirements of the non lucrative visa, or how to apply. Perhaps you have lived in Spain for a while and it is time for you to renew your resident card. We have all of the steps needed for you to apply for the Spanish non lucrative visa as well as the process for renewal. We have helped hundreds of people move to Spain with these steps and have been through the process ourselves as well.
So you’ve decided to take the family on a road trip and you are the road trip planner. How exciting, you are in for the time of your life! All you have to do is plot a route, find a few activities, a place to rest your head at night and you are done. No sweat, right?
So, you have a dream of living life abroad or of taking more vacations, but saving money is holding you back. Not to worry, we have many money-saving tips that will help that vacation/travel fund grow. You do have to do a bit of work and show some self-control, but all of these tips help so much. It is amazing how a little bit here and there can really add up to some $$$ Fat Stacks Yo!
The unexpected gift which turned into a magical treasure for Anya, the best scratch off map of the world. Two years ago, on Anya’s 9th birthday, we were invited over to our neighbors for a special homemade dessert to celebrate her birthday. These are friends we’ve made since living in Spain and we have just connected with them on so many levels. They are a young couple and had a newborn baby, but we all just connected.