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Uprooted! I Didn’t Have a Checklist for That

In Gentle Journeys by Jamie14 Comments

Susan and I had coffee with a fellow American who had recently arrived in Valencia.  As our conversation unfurled he quietly admitted that he’d been having second thoughts.  After two months he wasn’t “living the …

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An Independent, Family Owned Insurance Agency That’s Expat Friendly

In Gentle Journeys by Susan6 Comments

Julija Roslova, English speaking associate, and Ángel Giron Descalzo, Technical Director. We just had our annual insurance review.  I can’t describe how freeing it is to have nothing but health and renter’s insurance to discuss.  …

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How to Get Your Spanish Non-Lucrative Visa – February 2019 Update

In Gentle Journeys by Jamie37 Comments

×  Important Notice  Please be aware that we received our non-lucrative visas in July of 2017.  It’s likely that some of the information included here and on our original post, How We Got Our Non-Lucrative …

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Sell It, Store It, or Send It to Spain?

In Gentle Journeys by Jamie20 Comments

When Susan and I decided to move to Spain, we were living in a 2400+ square foot home that we‘d managed to comfortably fill during the 15 years we’d spent in Salem. When the time came to un-fill that house, to decide for every item we owned whether to Sell It, Store It, or Send It to Spain, we faced some pretty tough decisions.