Growing Up Expat

Welcome to our Blog!

Hi, I’m Brooke. I have always loved traveling, and living abroad has been a long-time dream of mine. After years of research and planning, my family and I moved from the US to Portugal in October 2021. We moved here sight unseen, and now we’re traveling around the country, trying to find where we want to settle down. We’re also trying to squeeze in some trips around Europe while we’re at it!

Latest Blog Posts

PortAventura Spain

Today is Sofia’s 4th birthday and we finally made it to Spain! We flew into Barcelona a few days ago and have been staying in Salou to have easy access to PortAventura. Getting here was a bit of a pain. Our flight was delayed by over an hour and then our train was cancelled and … Continue reading PortAventura Spain

Budgeting Part 2

Our weekly trips have been put on hold because we got sick again. It has been weeks and I’m finally starting to feel better. It was a bizarre sickness with pretty much every symptom I can think of, including what seemed to be pink eye. It started with Sofia waking up at 2AM to throw … Continue reading Budgeting Part 2

Figueira da Foz

Kyle and I have semi started a routine to give each other a break. Every week one of us (we alternate) takes Leo on a day trip while the other stays home alone. Our kids are at really demanding ages right now, and this is the only way we have found to stay semi sane. … Continue reading Figueira da Foz