Reflections on one year


My wife and I just got done dropping our boys off for their last first day of school in Spain.  It was fun and the usual beehive of activity.  Many people, kids and adults alike, haven’t seen each other all summer and were reunited with hugs and greeting kisses.

What a difference a year makes.

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ABCs of Travel with Jets Like Taxis

Today is the 3rd edition of our guest post series called ABCs of Travel.  This is a listing of 26 prompts (one for each letter of the alphabet) that lets you tell a little bit about your travels: best, worst, and memorable.  Let us know if you would like to be featured in a future edition.



The best part of having a blog is that you can publish bits of information out into this tiny bit of virtual real estate.  People with similar interests can find these little bits, reach out, and start a connection.  And before you know, you’re having beers with your new friends in a faraway place.

This is what happened when I first met Ryan and Angela from Jets Like Taxis.  We come from similar Midwestern U.S. roots but have met up on two different occasions in different cities in Spain.  That’s just how this stuff works and I love it.

Ryan and Ang (along with their grumpy little dog Louis in tow) are designers that like to write about travel and location independence.  Be sure to check out their site.  They’ve lived in some incredible places, have experienced a bunch of cool things, and are just the type of folks you’d like to swap travel stories with over a cold one.  And this is their ABCs.

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How to Renew a Non Lucrative Residence Visa in Spain


My most popular posts all begin with the phrase “How to…” so here’s another one in the Spanish Non Lucrative Residence Visa series.  The first series dealt with the initial application that is able to afford you 12-months of residency in Spain.

This is the first post of the next series related to renewing that residency.

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Two days in Almería

Photo Credit: dleiva

The weather is quickly warming up in southern Spain.  Given this, I (Radhi) planned a quick two-day trip down to the coast in Almería with friends visiting from the U.S.  Most locals recommend a visit to the beaches of Cabo de Gata but no one said anything about visiting Almería the city.  In the end I found a great hotel deal in the historic center so we opted for a quick day-trip to the beach, with the rest of our time spent in town.

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A Sense of Place – Living life in the Albaicín


One of the reasons we picked to live where we do is because we wanted something different.  A place where we weren’t a two-car family.  A place where there is a strong sense of community.  We wanted the ability to live like many Europeans where darn near everything you need on a daily basis is accessible by foot, or at worst, by bike.  And boy did we get it.

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