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...

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...