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Madrid – Summer in Spain Part 1

  • May 19, 2020

I recently posted the introduction to our summer in Spain. If you haven’t read it, you might want to start there. Madrid was the first stop on our Spain adventure. We flew from San Diego through Dallas and landed pretty early in the morning. I like arriving in Europe in the morning when possible. It really helps to get on the new timezone and assists with jetlag. The first day…

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A Summer in Spain – Introduction

  • May 18, 2020

When I got the message through HomeExchange (a house swapping site we use) from a family in San Sebastian, Spain asking to do a long summer swap, my first thought was actually “not interested”. Spain wasn’t on my travel bucket list, and honestly, I didn’t know much about it. But then I started looking into the Northern Spanish town in what is called the “Basque country” and became intrigued. Travel…

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Seven Week Road Trip Costs – Tips for Staying on a Budget

  • October 9, 2018
Oregon

So many people have asked us how we managed to travel for seven weeks this summer with our kids. We got questions like: “Are you teachers?”, “Are you independently wealthy?” (We laughed at that one!), “How are you doing this?” was another common question. So here it goes. This is how we did it! First off — We are not teachers, but we do work remotely as consultants in our…

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Is a Home Exchange Right for You? Find Out in This Q&A

  • April 11, 2018
Home exchange

If you have ever wondered about doing a home exchange this post is for you! We have officially made it to the year point as Home Exchangers. In 2017 I signed us up for HomeExchange.com. My husband was not really on board, but I slowly got him excited about the idea (mostly the money saving part). So far we have done two home exchanges: one in Sayulita, Mexico and one…

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Destinations

Costa Rica – Dominical, Manuel Antonio, Playa Guiones

  • March 14, 2018

Its taken me a lot longer than anticipated to write up this post about our two weeks in Costa Rica. But, its finally here! My plan for this post is to share the highlights of our trip — what worked, what didn’t, and our favorite spots. Before you go to Costa Rica, I recommend that you read this post I wrote about what to know about Costa Rica before you…

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Six Tips for Traveling on a Budget

  • November 20, 2017

We are not wealthy. Comfortable definitely, but we don’t have an endless supply of resources that enable us to travel and yet, we’ve been able to do so much this year. Our friends often ask us if we’ve won the lottery or somehow come into some money. In this post I’m going to talk about some of the things that have enabled us to travel more. Here are six tips…

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