19/05/16
Madrid's beautiful Plaza Mayor

The Highs and Lows of Visiting Madrid

Our relationship with Madrid has been a rocky one. After falling in love with Barcelona, we had high hopes for the Spanish Capital and intended to establish a new life there. Unfortunately, these aspirations crumbled and we ended up spending one of the darkest periods of our travels in Madrid. However, since moving away to Toledo we’ve managed to get some perspective and see the city with new eyes – here’s are our highs and lows of visiting Madrid. Continue reading

12/05/16
Making Koala masks at English camp in Spain

Our Experience of Working in English Camps in Spain

Looking for a quick, easy and flexible way to earn money in Spain? Then working in English camps could be the answer. In April and May this year Andrew and I signed up to work in English language immersion camps just outside of Madrid; here’s the lowdown on what our experience was like, how we found our jobs and how much money we earned. Continue reading

5/05/16
Barceloneta Beach, Barcelona

Spain Travel Costs

Our first six weeks in Spain were spent road-tripping around the country, exploring the countryside, metropolises and beaches in the north as well as house sitting in Alicante, enjoying a week-long stay in our favourite Spanish destination, Barcelona, and exploring the capital city, Madrid. From food and entertainment prices to car hire costs and accommodation rates, here are our Spain travel costs for six weeks. Continue reading

28/04/16
Us on White Sand Beach, Koh Chang

5 Reasons why we’re Returning to Asia

When we left to travel the world, I never imagined we’d spend the first two years of our trip in Asia. After all, there are plenty more continents to explore, right? We became addicted to Asia though and spent months backpacking in the region before settling in Vietnam to teach. When we finally flew back to London last June, ready for new adventures in the USA and Europe, I certainly didn’t think we’d be returning to Asia anytime soon.  So, why are we flying back to Thailand in August? Continue reading

21/04/16
View over Callosa de Segura, Spain

How to Teach English in Spain

Want to live in Spain, enjoy a laid-back lifestyle and eat tonnes of tapas? Then teaching English could be just the way to achieve that dream. Andrew and I moved to Spain at the beginning of 2016 to look for teaching jobs in Madrid and ended up working in English immersion camps. This is our ultimate guide about how to teach English in Spain, including information about what qualifications you’ll need, where you can teach, what type of work is available and how much money you can earn from teaching in Spain. Continue reading

14/04/16
Toledo, Spain

Eastern Europe and Onwards to Asia – our New Travel Plans

After going through a rough patch in Spain, we flew back to the UK to regroup. We celebrated our first Easter in years with family scoffing chocolate, completing some spring chores, visiting a friend in Devon and enjoying some home comforts. We also took the chance to do some serious travel planning for the next six months and we’ve come up with an itinerary that takes us from Spain through Eastern Europe and onwards to Asia. Continue reading

10/04/16
The Parthenon on the Acropolis, Athens

Top Places to Visit on a Trip to Greece

Greece is one of the most popular holiday haunts for Europeans and is among the top 20 tourist destinations in the world. Famous for its olive groves, scorching summer temperatures, perfect beaches and historical ruins, it’s not hard to see why Greece proves to be such a draw. I have vivid memories of sun-kissed teenage holidays on the Greek islands and would love to visit Greece again one day to explore more of this cultural and historical hub. Continue reading

7/04/16
Barceloneta Beach, Barcelona

How to get your NIE in Spain

Thinking of moving to Spain? Then the first and most important thing you’ll need to do is get a ‘Foreigner Registration Number’, know as a NIE. As we found out when we arrived in Spain this year, you can’t find work, housing, or even open a bank account without that crucial NIE, which can be tricky to apply for, especially if you don’t speak Spanish.  Here’s how we got our Spanish NIE numbers, including English translations of the forms you’ll need to fill out. Continue reading

29/03/16
Us in Squarm Lake, New Hampshire

Three Years of Freedom

This month, Andrew and I marked our three-year travel anniversary. Although we hit a rough patch recently in Spain and the path ahead of us is still far from clear, we’re so grateful for everything we’ve experienced since we left London in 2013. For most people in the world, this kind of travel is simply not an option and we know that we’re incredibly lucky to have had the means and opportunities in life to make our travel dreams a reality. Here’s a look at our journey so far and what we’ve learned about the price of freedom. Continue reading