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Why Being an Expat is The Best of Both Worlds

Posted by on Dec 12, 2011 in Blog, Expat Life | 0 comments

Even those who travel long-term, and are arguably, “living the dream”, aren’t free of complaints. They’ll be the first to tell you that while life on the road is amazing, on some days, you just get tired of travel. Flying high. That’s why I’m of the belief that expat life is simply the best of both worlds. Though I’ve written before about the downfalls of being an expat, I do recognize that this lifestyle allows you to have your cake and eat it too. With your home-base located in the country of your choice, life in a new country and culture...

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24.

Posted by on Nov 14, 2011 in Blog, Expat Life | 0 comments

Today, yours truly hits the quarter-of-a-century-old mark. As I’m celebrating turning 25 in San Francisco, I wanted to share my reflections on what the past 24 years of my life have taught me—lessons I’ve learned, and am sometimes revisiting and reminding myself of.   You are responsible for your own happiness. Fight for it. Never take the good people in your life or your blessings for granted. Thank God for them before you fall asleep each night. If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Taking well-calculated risks...

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Costa del Sol’s Redemption:Nerja

Posted by on Nov 11, 2011 in Andalusia, Blog, Nerja, Spain | 0 comments

In the chilly winter months, I love wrapping myself in a blanket and indulging in a cup of hot cocoa as much as the next person, but I also can’t help but dream of the warmer months to come. Spain is a summer-lover’s paradise, full of gorgeous seaside towns, stretches of golden sand and plenty of cold drinks to keep visitors satisfied and returning in huge numbers, year after year. Amongst all of the blinding white pueblos of Andalucía, fishing villages and glitzy resort towns, one particular place, has quickly risen to the ranks of being my favorite Southern Spain beach town;...

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You Know You’ve Been in Spain Awhile When…

Posted by on Nov 8, 2011 in Blog, Expat Life | 0 comments

What are the telltale signs you’ve been in Spain too long? That you’ve survived the hordes of tourists you may have been once associated with, and staked out your claim in this beautiful country? How do you know when you’ve “made it” as an expat? Well, you know you’ve been in Spain too long when… Crunchy jeans as a result of line-drying no longer bothers you. You walk more than you drive. (In my case, a LOT more.) Vacuum? What vacuum? That’s what a mop is for. You’re walking in heels on those scary cobblestone streets that once intimidated you. Staying out until sunrise...

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A Favorite Vacation Destination: Athens, Greece

Posted by on Nov 7, 2011 in Blog, Greece, World Travels | 0 comments

Since I studied in Athens in the summer of 2008, it has always held a special place in my heart. There, among ancient ruins, incredible food, and friendly locals, I found a destination that would quickly rise to being one of my most favorite places in the world. Whenever a friend tells me they’re planning a trip to Greece, I become so excited for them, hoping they’ll fall in love with the country the way I did. Hoping their experience will be just as enlightening and unforgettable. Then, I proceed to give them all of the information they need to ensure it’s an amazing...

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#FriFotos & Interviews of Yours Truly

Posted by on Oct 14, 2011 in Blog, Expat Life | 0 comments

This week’s #frifotos theme is “one” in celebration of one year of travel bloggers, photographers and Twitter fanatics sharing their photos. This is one windmill on the beautiful island of Mykonos in, quite possibly my favorite country ever; Greece. Not to be confused with the Consuegra windmills in this post. Anyway, thanks for all of your sweet comments on my last post—you all are the best! Enjoy the weekend, and before I go, check out a couple of interviews I did. One was for Blog Expat about my experience as an expat in Spain and the other was for Unanchor about...

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