How to Start Living in Spain with Kids: Our Story

So far in this series of posts, I’ve explained why we decided to move to Spain and how we finally earned our non-lucrative residence visa. I’ve explained up to when we left for Valencia. Now let me tell you how we began living in Spain with kids. HOW WE STARTED LIVING IN SPAIN WITH KIDS This post is mainly […]

Museums in Asturias – Indoor Activities with Kids in Northern Spain

I’ll be honest with you: we didn’t go to northern Spain specifically to visit museums in Asturias. On the contrary, we came to Galicia and the Asturias region to be outside: hiking, swimming, canyoning (!), and strolling down one of the world’s most beautiful beaches. ** Save & Share with Pinterest! ** This area of Spain is much […]

Lakes of Covadonga, Hiking in the Picos de Europa – Spain Road Trip

Like a cow pasture in heaven, the Lakes of Covadonga are like a cloud-kissed pastoral…Wait that came out wrong. Or did it? The Lakes of Covadonga are beautiful, and an easy walk for little feet. And cows! There are cows! Ok so here’s the takeaway: hiking to Lakes of Covadonga are easy and beautiful. Little kids […]

EER066: House sitting, camping in New Zealand and Australia & more

Camping in New Zealand. Living in Australia. Moving to Bali and Italy and other exotic locations. This wasn’t part of the plan…at least at first. Phil and Amanda North did have a family adventure planned for after retirement. In fact, they had spent years planning and preparing for that family adventure, and when the time […]

Dinosaurs in Spain: The Jurassic Museum of Asturias (MUJA)

If you have dinosaur lovers in your family, then Jurassic Museum of Asturias is for you. Spain has lots of preserved dinosaur tracks, and many of them were found along the stretch of coastline visible from the Jurassic Museum of Asturias, known to locals as MUJA (Museo Jurásico de Asturias)  Jurassic Museum of Asturias (MUJA) I had […]

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 […]

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 […]

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