Why Spain?

As a recently retired American expat living in Spain, it is one of the most frequent questions I get. Of all the places in the world, why did we choose to move to Spain? Why not stay in sunny San Diego? Why not retire to Arizona or Florida? Why not Mexico or Costa Rica or …

Vis Town, Croatia: First Impressions

We've made it to Vis and it is truly a gem in the Adriatic! If you are a regular TIC reader, you'll know that in 2015 I had a life-changing epiphany that would drastically affect my life's trajectory. If you haven't already done so, I might suggest you read some of that backstory in two …

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, …

Everything you need to know about the Blue Lagoon – This is the milk

You've heard about it. You've seen pictures. You've planned your whole trip to Malta around this one beach. And I'm here to tell you...you've made the right choice. Now, what do you need to know before you go? You've got a couple of options. Take a taxi (check the prices online and in Malta ALWAYS… …

Visiting Valletta

Amanda Afield

Malta is a not-so large island country that has an incredible history. To be honest, I didn’t know much about it until we started looking for somewhere warm to visit. It’s home to the some of the most complex and oldest temples in the world, some are 5000 years old. And due to Malta’s central location was influenced by many cultures, both ancient and modern.


In addition, it’s sunny, has beautiful cities and lots of seafood. We stayed at a great Airbnb in Valletta, the capital city. Valletta’s narrow streets and alleyways are so photogenic, even if they are a bit hilly. We were only in town for 4 days, so we saw as much as we could. After checking into our apartment, we ate lunch on the water, then visited the Grand Master’s palace, where the Knights of St. John ruled from after being given Malta during the crusades…

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Seven Reasons the Spanish Stay Slim (even while eating all that ham) – No Longer Native

With all that wine and ham, how are Spanish people so thin? Here are the seven habits I copied from locals so I'm not buying new jeans every six months. Source: Seven reasons the Spanish stay slim (even while eating all that ham) - No Longer Native

Hiking the Calanques: Cassis, France – Contours of a Traveler’s Map

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Остров слёз Спиналонга | Travel to Greece! Путешествуем по Греции! Мой блог http://www.travel-to-greece.org/single-post/spinalonga

What a beautiful little Cretan island!