Where to get the money for your family gap year abroad?

About this time three years ago, we were ready to move our little wanna-be free-flowing family abroad for a family gap year that has now turned into 3. That's 3 years without work! Can you imagine? It's actually more like 3 years of working at home and from home, at least for me as the … Continue reading Where to get the money for your family gap year abroad?

Would you like to have more time with your family? What to ask yourself before moving your family to another country. Where will you go? #freeelectrons.family

How to stay in Spain for a year-without-work (for non-EU citizens)

"How can you stay here [in Spain] for this long?," Chris, a fellow American, asked during a break in our flamenco guitar session.  I was teaching him some Bulerias--that fiery style of flamenco with an infectious groove that was born of the gypsies here in Jerez. U.S. citizens can stay here (or in a lot … Continue reading How to stay in Spain for a year-without-work (for non-EU citizens)

Plan it! Questions such as these and more (later) helped plan a successful move abroad with our family. Photo of the bay of Cadiz with shirtless Karol exploring the wild beach. #freeelectrons.family.

What to ask yourself before moving your family abroad

So we decided to change our lifestyle, quit the job, clear out the house of too many accumulated things, and move the family (with 2 very young children) to another country.  Reaching that decision point was not easy.  When my job was no longer a go for me in July 2016, I was ready to … Continue reading What to ask yourself before moving your family abroad