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Sea Kayaking in Spain with Siesta Advisor – Javea, Costa Blanca

Sea kayaking in Spain may be the best way to witness the beauty of the Mediterranean. That’s certainly what I was thinking as we slid through the turquoise water under the Spanish sun. SEA KAYAKING IN SPAIN WITH KIDS We were in Javea (also spelled Xàbia), in Spain’s Costa Blanca region. This eastern corner of […]

How Our Kids Enjoyed Schools in Spain: Our Story

Our kids spent the past year at local schools in Spain, and I’m thrilled to report just how well it went. If last week’s post sounded overly negative (I didn’t mean it that way), then this post about schools in Spain will tell a different side of the story. In this small series posts, I’ve […]

How to Apply for a Spanish Residency Visa: Our Tips & Timeline

Now that you know why we applied for a Spanish residency visa, I’d like to share exactly how we proceeded with our application for a non-lucrative resident visa for Spain. It’s a bumpy ride — and the ride’s not over, really — but we learned a great deal from the experience, and I hope to share some tips on […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Explore Northern Spain with Kids

Visiting Northern Spain with kids? Have we got some travel tips for you. Read on. Explore Northern Spain with Kids Have you traveled to northern Spain with kids? We’re about to. School is out. Summer is here! What’s your summer plan? Many in Spain head to the beach and spend the entire summer there. I […]

Sumatra with Kids: Bukit Lawang and Berastagi

The largest of Indonesia’s islands, Sumatra could be considered its own country, and the small northern corner that we visit doesn’t begin to cover all of what visiting Sumatra with kids would have in store. Traveling to Sumatra with kids was so much fun that we had to go back for a second helping. Visit Sumatra with Kids […]

EER039: Living in Costa Rica with Kids and working online

 Have you ever thought about living in Costa Rica with kids? Or working online? If you can answer “yes” to either of those questions, then you should meet Liisa. Living in Costa Rica with Kids Like me, Liisa loves hearing the stories of people who have left their conventional lives behind to try living abroad as a […]

EER036: Life in Costa Rica with Children

 Building a business in North America can be tough — building a business in Costa Rica with children (and limited funds) is on a completely different level. That didn’t stop Bobby and Shelley Workman, though. This American couple from North Carolina quit their jobs, moved their three daughters to Central America and built a set of villas in Costa Rica, […]