Moving to Madrid: How & Why We Chose This LGBT-friendly City

As cliche as it may sound, travel really changed our lives. However, it was never our intention to move abroad. Auston spent a decade working towards his profession as an engineer and David spent tens of thousands of dollars on his laboratory sciences degree to be able to work in a microbiology lab. We were happy living and working in Chicago with future plans to move to San Diego. So why did we throw that all away to live in Madrid? Well it wasn’t because we wanted to live abroad at all really. It was because Madrid’s charm captivated us.

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5 Great Day Trips to Take from Madrid

Madrid is a great city to add to your Spanish itinerary but you should consider visiting these 5 great towns that are worth leaving Madrid for the day.

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10 Steps to Planning the Perfect Spanish Vacation

Incredible cuisine, scenic coastlines and amazing events – consider these steps in planning your trip to one of Europe’s most relaxing and sunny destinations.

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How to Apply for a Spanish Residency Visa and Move to Spain

How to apply for a long term or long stay Spanish Residency Visa. Tips on how to move to Spain with a non lucrative Spanish Visa.

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Running a Half Marathon 5 Years After Cancer

Five years ago I found a malignant tumor in my thigh. After treatment, it’s now behind me and I can focus on achieving my goals – like running a half marathon!

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How the Apostle Paul Got in the Way of My Spanish Visa

Visas can be a smooth process or a big pain in the ass. It was no surprise to me that my Spanish visa was anything but simple!

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Going Back to the Middle Ages During ‘Semana Cervantina’

Alcalá de Henares, a small city outside Madrid, offers a chance to step back in time to a medieval market that takes over the streets during Semana Cervantina.

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Surviving My First Week of Teaching English in Spain

I survived my first week as a language assistant teaching English in Spain after a year and a half of not “working” in the traditional sense. But I was anxious!

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Will I Meet the Challenge of Teaching?

I begin my new job as an English teaching assistant next month. The anticipation has me wondering if this something I’ll be good at and enjoy or totally regret.

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Spain’s La Tomatina: Tips for All Those Tomatoes

Read valuable tips from our experience at La Tomatina – the annual festival and tomato fight each summer near Valencia Spain.

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