We moved to the Canary Islands! Here’s why.

Remember the post about our first year plan in Europe? Ridiculous. I can't believe I wrote this: Our idea is to head to Eastern Europe (Bulgaria and Croatia? Suggestions?), then drop down into … [Read more...]

Climbing in Soleil’s Cragdom

I think when we're old, Tree and I will look back on our family climbing days as some of the best days of our lives.  Sure, it's a lot of effort. I have to get up extra early, make lunches, … [Read more...]

Malaga, Spain: This is what “high livability” looks like

A view overlooking Málaga from atop Castle Gibralfaro.  Our time in Málaga, an Andalusian port town hailed for its high "livability," has been pretty spectacular. At first I was annoyed by … [Read more...]

3 Things Spain Does Better Than Us

A few months before I met Tree, as a pre-30th birthday present to myself, I backpacked solo around Europe--8 countries in 5 weeks. While I managed to see countless museums, historical sites, and … [Read more...]

6 years married, 10 years together. We celebrated with Picasso.

Last week was our 6yr married, 10yr together anniversary, but because of weather and climbing we couldn’t celebrate until today. And what a day it was! I LOVE our anniversary. The truth is that Tree … [Read more...]

The Jewel of Barcelona (Hint: name starts with G)

"Those who look for the laws of Nature as a support for their new works collaborate with the creator." - Antoni Gaudí  I've always appreciated architecture, but not so much that I remember … [Read more...]

Holidays in Barcelona — and what we missed out on as American kids

  Merry Christmas from Barcelona!!!    As we were walking through the Christmas markets on the 23rd, I kept seeing figurines of a little man crapping right next to the typical … [Read more...]

We surrender Spain! Now can we have some fun?

I made my own meme. It was ridiculously easy to do and took about three minutes. No wonder these things are all over the Internet. (Dear Tree....#ImaMillenial #BAE!) Anyhow, this pretty … [Read more...]