Spanish Bliss for Half the Cost of Florida

Spanish Bliss for Half the Cost of Florida

"The view from my terrace is the best ever. I overlook the Mediterranean Sea!" gushes retired American teacher and mental health professional Patti Addington. When she walked the Camino de Santiago in 2018, Patti fell in love with Spain and Spanish culture. "I came home from Spain not wanting to leave and began to concentrate on how, where, and when to move.

Costa del Sol: Sun and Sea at One-Eighth the Cost of California

Costa del Sol: Sun and Sea at One-Eighth the Cost of California

The Costa del Sol is aptly named. This stretch of Mediterranean shoreline promises 320 days of sunshine a year, making it popular with expats escaping northern Europe’s frigid winters. International communities thrive in small cities strung like pearls along the coast. This geology, flora, coastline, and bright winter sun remind me...

An Ocean-View Penthouse on the Costa del Sol for Less Than $219,000

An Ocean-View Penthouse on the Costa del Sol for Less Than $219,000

“I love everything about Spain,” declares retired American Steve Aronberg. “I love the culture. I love the food. I love the wine. I love the beautiful weather with 300 days of sun a year. There are just so many wonderful things here.” Best of all, according to Steve, is the quality of life on the Costa del Sol. “It’s very easy to live here.”

Teamwork on Two Wheels, Running Cycle Tours in Spain

Teamwork on Two Wheels, Running Cycle Tours in Spain

“The outdoor life here is phenomenal,” says Canadian-born Maggi Jones. “Everybody goes out and does whatever they can. The weather is always good, and even if it’s not good, it is nothing like my experience of the Canadian winter.” When Maggi and her husband, Geoff Norris, arrived in sunny southern Spain 16 years ago, they already had a business plan...

Eight Days Without English: A Deep Dive Into Español

Eight Days Without English: A Deep Dive Into Español

After living in Spain for a year, I was impatient to ramp up my Spanish language skills. I’d hit a point where I could handle all the basic transactions of life, as long as the replies to my questions were short and simple, but my ambitions in Spain go beyond the basic stuff. I really wanted to delve into life here, and that meant getting a grip on the language...