• How To Save The Bees — and Have Fun Doing It!

    Steve Rogenstein talks to MumAbroad Life about BCN Honey Fest and Apicultura Urbana who is seeking partner schools to develop and implement its learning-about-bees program in English, Spanish, and Catalan.

  • Amanda Paterson of VerdeGris

    “Having left my job in Brussels and with several small children it seemed to be my opportunity to escape office life and do something I really wanted to do so I looked for a course in furniture restoration in Barcelona and after a couple of years at the school of restoration I started out on my own.”

  • From California to Catalunya

    Diane Serra is a designer and creative director from San Diego, California now living in Olivella, Catalunya with her Catalan husband, daughter, Estel and white boxer, Ona.

  • How to make moving abroad as easy as possible for young children

    “Whatever the age of your child, there are things that you can do to alleviate the strain of moving on your children and replace it with enthusiasm.”

  • Jane Mitchell in the market town of Alella

    “The weather is great – we wake up to the sun most mornings and that alone has a very positive effect. And we are all comfortable in a multicultural and multilingual society – hopefully our children will find it easy to adapt wherever they chose to live in the future.”

  • Interview with Jill Stribling, Founder of English for Fun in Madrid

    “We focus on ACTIVE learning versus passive learning. Spaniards have been learning languages passively since school began, with a big focus on grammar, memorization, worksheets and test preparation, which has led to generations of people who have studied English their whole lives but still don’t feel comfortable communicating in English in social or professional contexts.”

  • Interview with Interior Designer Graham Collins

    “Key to a successful renovation, is finding a reliable and skilled team of workers, and getting expert advice on negotiating the local bureaucracy, which can be time-consuming and tricky to work out for newcomers.” Graham Collins, Interior Designer

  • Emily Kunze talks about multilingual students with learning differences

    “Diverse Learning has one mission: To be the top learning center in Europe for multilingual children who learn differently.” Emily Kunze, Founder Fundación Diverse Learning

  • The Best of the Maresme Coast for Families

    Just north of Barcelona, stretching from Mongat to Malgret de Mar, the Maresme Coast is home to great beaches, Modernista architecture, historic village centres, sports facilities, nautic clubs, wineries and restaurants. Here you will find a few family-friendly highlights.

  • From a happy hippy in Ibiza to a cosmopolitan city mum

    Dutch artist and mum Onke Truijen talks about her journey from hippy Ibiza to cosmopolitan Barcelona

  • Family-friendly Valencia

    “Cycling along Paseo Marítimo and been crowded and uncomfortable while the route we took back through the city was really enjoyable. There were very few cyclists, the cycle paths were set apart from the cars in most places and the streets were spacious and tree lined.”

  • Relocating from Vancouver to Barcelona

    “My advice to others thinking of relocating is to have about 3 times as much money as you think you’ll need. Also join any local expat groups on social media before you arrive – the members have a wealth of information.” Maya Mackenzie on relocating to Barcelona.