Tag - Spain

Granada in a Flash!

Welcome to our Destination in a Flash guide for Granada, Spain! Whether you want some inspiration for your next trip, or need advice on making the most out of 24 hours, this is the guide for you! We’ll tell you our favorites from our adventures in Granada and what we recommend to see, do, eat and skip. What to See: The Albacin (Muslim Quarter): For centuries...

A Snapshot of Healthcare in Spain

There’s no escaping the hot topic of healthcare these days. Whether you’re all for Bernie Sander’s universal healthcare, or happy sticking to private insurance, healthcare is definitely a concern for many people, especially us in the USA. When we moved to Spain, we were required under the terms of our visas to apply for travel health insurance. Matt obtained his...

The Good, Bad and the Paperwork: What you Need to Live, Study and Work in Spain

We’ve been in Spain for a few months now and I’ve learned something very valuable – paperwork in Spain is tricky and not always as straightforward as this American would like. Add in my lack of Spanish knowledge, and it’s a recipe for many disasters. When my husband and I relocated to Madrid so that he could study, there were many appointments we had to attend, a lot...

Madrid in a Flash!

Welcome to our Destination in a Flash guide for Madrid, Spain. Whether you want some inspiration for your next trip, or need advice on making the most out of 24 hours, this is the guide for you! We’ll tell you our favorites from our time living in Madrid and what we recommend to see, do, eat and skip! What to See: Retiro Park: Green spaces can be a little...

Rumble en Las Ramblas: Our Travels in Barcelona

Anyone who knows Stephanie knows that she has a deep and enduring love of cats. As we were perusing Airbnb listings for Barcelona, all other considerations were set aside when we came across a listing that had three furry children. And so we stepped off the bus a little tired, a little sweaty, a little hungry, but knowing that at the end of our walk we would have a...

Dos Americanos y Los Gatos: Our Travels in Madrid

Fresh off a week in sunny Copenhagen in the low 70s, and into the fire. Stepping off of the plane onto the tarmac felt like stepping into an oven. It felt good and hellish all at once, made more intense by our stubborn refusal to take a bus or a taxi when we are well within walking distance. Even if that walking distance is uphill, with our luggage, and no shade...