Ahhhh, Spring! We woke up to the first day of Spring in Lisbon, Portugal for the start of a family gap year. We left the U.S. to have a different lifestyle--one that is slower-paced and more family-oriented. And it's easier to that in the land of the sun--Andalucia (southern Spain). It was supposed to be … Continue reading Happy Spring Forward to a Family Lifestyle Change
"Tata, we are gypsies, right?," my then 6-year old son Karol asked me. We were looking at a map, talking about his diverse friends in school, why we have moved from the "yellow house" to the "blue house" to the "white house" in the past two years, and our future plans to move elsewhere. Well, … Continue reading New gypsies: International Romani Day, 8 April
This can help you make it happen for your family. This is part 2 of the questions that I needed to address in order to persuade my wife for us to quit the job and life in the U.S. and move to Spain, two young kids in tow, three summers ago. "Tata!," my seven-year old, … Continue reading Thinking of moving abroad with your family for a year without work? Yes, you can! We did.
family lifestyle change to spend more time together 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 … Continue reading What to ask yourself before moving your family abroad
One way ticket.. One way ticket, one way ticket One way ticket, one way ticket One way ticket, one way ticket to the blues. Choo choo train Tuckin' down the track Gotta travel on it Never comin' back Ooh, ooh got a one way ticket to the blues. Boney M - One way ticket Tak … Continue reading One way ticket.. to Lisbon
We are free electrons family -- a traveling, semi-nomadic, roaming family. And this is about our little family's search for a happier life. So, we finally did move to Spain from the United States. How did we do it? We'll write all about it here. Ok, OK! We are not exactly like the electrically charged … Continue reading Quit the job, clear out the house, move to another country and live your dreams! . . . But wait, wait! What about the kids?
Co?? Przeprowadzamy się do Europy!!!??!!! Jasne! No to już! Ty.. a jak to wszystko zrobić?.. Jak to zorganizować?? Przecież mamy dom, samochody, wynajęte schowki pełne rzeczy (typowe amerykańskie storage), ubrania, książki, rowery, no właśnie… tysiące przedmiotów o mniejszej lub większej wartości sentymentalnej, czy użytkowej, ale ostatecznie w większości rzeczy, BEZ których DA się żyć! Zaraz, … Continue reading ZZA OCEANU NA STARY KONTYNENT!! OPERACJA SPEEDCLEANING
Everybody knows how precious time is. It is truly "the currency of life". "But unlike money, you can't make more. You can, however, maximize each and every second you spend." I chanced upon the above title and quote from (lifehack.org) after searching for the benefits of Twitter. (And NO, this blog is NOT sponsored by … Continue reading TIME. The currency of life.
In the highlands of Kyrgyzstan where blue-eyed Kyrgyz roam on horseback. One day we'll return with children in tow.