Hiking in Asturias – Ruta de las Xanas: Spain Road Trip

Hiking in Spain is great. Hiking in Asturias is even better, especially in the summer, when much of the country feels like an oven. Hiking in Asturias — Ruta de las Xanas With its cool breezes and lush green landscapes, a summer day in Spain’s Asturias region is a day well spent. Out of all of […]

Albergue Juvenil Bustiello in Asturias – Spain Road Trip

During our northern Spain road trip, we’ve stayed in a number of places. Perhaps our favorite was Albergue Juvenil Bustiello, a hostel in the Asturias region (albergue juvenil is “youth hostel” in Spanish). We really enjoyed our time there and want to recommend it to any travelers driving through northern Spain. We found it to be […]

Visit Playa de las Catedrales in Galicia – Spain Road Trip

Playa de las Catedrales (Cathedral beach) in Galicia is easily one of the most beautiful places we saw during our road trip through Northern Spain. You’ve probably seen pictures like the one below. Yes, it looks like that and it’s beautiful, but before you show up expecting to have the beach to yourself while you […]

Non-Lucrative Residence Visa for Spain: Our Story

In the year since we got our residency visa for Spain, many people have asked us about our move from Asia to Europe. A RESIDENCY VISA FOR SPAIN: OUR STORY Longtime readers (and listeners) know that Keiko and I met in the USA, but that I lived somewhere in the Far East from 1997 to […]

Santiago de Compostela with Kids – Spain Road Trip

Northern Spain is a pretty magical place, and visiting Santiago de Compostela with kids is a must for anyone traveling through the region. For thousands hikers and pilgrims every year, Santiago de Compostela is the end point or even a sacred destination. For people like like us, it’s an opportunity to eat, learn and soak […]

The Ourense thermal baths: Hot Springs in Spain

The thermal Baths in Ourense was an…interesting experience. Of all the things to do in Galicia with kids, our day at the Ourense thermal baths may be one of the most memorable. Not for the reasons you might suspect, however. The Ourense Thermal Baths When we lived in Japan, one of our family’s favorite things […]

Canyoning in Spain with Guias Malouco

Canyoning in Spain is one of the best ways to experience its spectacular natural beauty, but most people don’t think about going canyoning with kids. Wait, let me back up. Most people don’t even know what canyoning is, so let me explain. I often describe canyoning as whitewater rafting…off a waterfall…without the raft. Sounds fun, […]

Spain Road Trip: Things To Do in Ourense, Galicia with Kids

If you’re going to northern Spain, then plan to spend some time in Galicia with kids. For us it meant exceptional food, a stunning coastline, and one of the biggest adventures of this trip. For most people visiting Galicia with kids, the main destination is Santiago de Compostela, but we were charmed by many places […]

Best Luggage Brands for Travel – Family Travelers’ Choice

What are the best luggage brands for travel? Or the best backpacks for family travel? I know what the best travel luggage for me and my family, but that might be different for you. I think the most recommended luggage brands do a pretty good job. In this post I’ll share the best luggage brand […]

Epic Gear: Our Best Travel Apps & Best Travel Websites

The best travel apps: what are yours? Asking someone to name their best travel apps is a bit like asking them to name their favorite top-40 song. It’s always changing. You might as well ask someone for their top travel apps today. There are plenty of apps for travel. Plenty of free travel apps and […]

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