3 Ways to Beat the Heat in Valencia

The summer is heating up here in Valencia. The temperatures have reached the mid-30's but it is the humidity that we are getting used to. Temperatures in San Diego are comparable, but we are not accustomed to the humidity. The AC in the apartment has been getting quite a workout. There are many ways to …

Foto del Día: Edificio de Correos, Valencia

I went to the Post Office today to post a few cards to family back in the U.S. As are many government buildings here in Spain, it turned out to be a destination. The Edificio de Correos (Post Office building) here in Valencia sits right on Placa de l'Ajuntament (Town Hall Plaza), one of the …

Foto del Día: Valencia Cathedral in the Sun

So much content, so little time. I feel like I have so much in terms of content to write about, images to use and places and things to write about in my newly adopted city. I am privileged. Valencia is overflowing with beauty, and I am so grateful to call her my home, but it …

Discover Valencia’s Ancient History for the Price of a Gelato!

More than 2,200 years of Valencia's history can be found in this tiny museum behind the Cathedral of Valencia. It is called the Centre Arqueològic de l'Almoina and it contains ruins and artifacts from Valencia's rich past including its Roman, Visigoth and Moorish periods from 2,200 B.C. to about 1,000 A.D. I found it fascinating …

The Street Art of El Carmen: A Visual Journey

If there is one thing that El Barrio del Carmen is known for it is street art. The street art here is pervasive. It can be found on every block. You have to accept it as part of the community... an expression of the heart and soul of this barrio. About the only surface I …

Our New Neighborhood: El Carmen: A Visual Journey

No, I haven't fallen off the face of the earth. But we have just about completed our move to Spain. We have been here in Valencia for about 3 weeks. We have been staying pretty busy managing all of the bureaucracy that comes with a move abroad... finalizing our residency visa here in Spain, registering …

Gratitude

There are a lot of amazing things happening in my life right now. I wanted to take a moment to appreciate. The last several months (no, years) have been a whirlwind. But, I am looking forward to several things over the next couple of months. Right now, I am grateful for: the time we have …

Living ‘My’ Dream

Friday I gave my 2-week notice. For the first time in my adult life, my career is no longer my highest priority. I have been mentally preparing myself for the challenges ahead for years. We have reached our FI number, but that, it seems, was the easy part! We are letting go of our careers, …

Moving to Spain

The Seed. Four years ago, I had a realization that would change my life. It started with a passion for travel and European culture that was ingrained since living in and traveling Europe as a child. But the pivotal moment was a podcast. During my daily walks, I like to listen to podcasts. I happened …

Tuna Belly, Blood Orange and Avocado Spanish Salad Recipe – An Insider’s Spain Travel Blog & Spain Food Blog!

From Lauren at Spanish Sabores and Devour Tours comes this salad recipe which contains some of my favorite foods... sustainable tuna and creamy avocado. Can't wait to try this one! Has anyone made it or enjoyed this yet? How is it? -- Lane Beck, 26 May 2018, San Diego CA Looking for a delicious and …