Growing Up Expat

Welcome to our Blog!

This is our experience moving from the US to Portugal, trying to figure things out, and raising our kids abroad.

After years of dreaming of living abroad, we finally decided to take the plunge! In October 2021 we moved to Portugal with our two kids and our dog Bailey.

Latest Blog Posts

Settling into Leiria

It has been a rough week or so, but things are starting to settle down and get better. Earlier this week we left Sintra and came to Leiria. We stayed for 3 nights at a hotel right by our new apartment. That was a tough transition because there was so little space. We rented two … Continue reading Settling into Leiria

Quinta da Regaleira

We have somewhat settled into our temporary life in Sintra. Every 2-3 days we have a pretty big outing, and then we take a day or two to stick around the area and rest a bit. Over the past week, we have taken the train into Lisbon a few times. It was nice getting a … Continue reading Quinta da Regaleira