We recently declared ourselves Financially Independent, which is definitely a weird and uncertain feeling. We’ll likely wait a couple more years to retire early, add to our FIREhouse (ha!) savings, and augment our early retirement travel budget a bit. Even though RE is a still a little ways out, we’ve been considering where “home” will be when the time comes. We always felt that we couldn’t retire early in France… until recently.
Getting a Spanish Driver’s License
Getting a Spanish Driver’s License is intimidating. I’ll break down each step of the process and help you get on the road with your very own EU license.
Living Abroad: Five Essential Survival Skills
Living abroad is as alluring as it is polarizing. Five skills that will make your life abroad a success.
Spanish Non-Lucrative Visa Renewal
Spain can get under your skin. In the course of living here for the full first year of our non-lucrative visa, we’ve come to love our home, our city, Spanish food and culture, and most of all, the close friends…
Surgery in Thailand: Bumrungrad International Hospital
I seek treatment at Bumrungrad International Hospital for a growth in my chest. How did it go? Was it cost effective to travel to Thailand for medical care?
Semi-FIRE Abroad: Ordinary Days, Extraordinary Life
We’ve been living here in Spain for about four months now, so how is it going? Is it everything we’d hoped for? What do we miss most (and what do we not miss at all)? Just what are we doing with all that spare time?
Obtaining Your Spanish Residency Card (Tarjeta de Identidad de Extranjero)
How to get your Spanish Residency Card (Tarjeta de Identidad de Extranjero) once you’ve arrived in Spain. You got your residence visa, now it’s time to seal the deal!
How to Get a Spanish Non-Lucrative Residence Visa
How we were able to live abroad, and how you can too! How to get a Spanish Non-Lucrative Residence Visa and live legally in Spain for a year or more!
Our New Adventure Begins
A few days ago, we revealed that we’d be taking a sabbatical year to live abroad. It’s the culmination of years of dreaming and many months of planning, but in the very near future, we’ll be living abroad and exploring…
I Traded Income for Flexibility & Regret Nothing
How much would I have to pay you to write off your relationship with your spouse or significant other? How much is enough for you to accept missing your child’s first steps, first laugh, or first word? What would it cost for you to miss the last moments of a pet or loved one? If you can put a price on any of those things, you have lost your way.