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 haven’t regretted our decision. We have been traveling, trying to figure things out here, and learning Portuguese!

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I think we bought a car sight unseen

We moved to Portugal sight unseen. Moved to Leiria sight unseen. Signed a 3 year lease for the apartment sight unseen. So we might as well buy a car sight unseen too, right? We have been talking about buying a car for the past few weeks now. I have been pretty sick the past 2.5…

Disneyland Paris and Leo’s birthday, part 2

On Monday we headed to the main Disneyland park. We rented strollers, which I knew would be expensive but I definitely still had some sticker shock at €25 per stroller per day. In total we spent €100 on stroller rentals. I’m trying not to think about that 😂 We started in Fantasy Land, where a…

Disneyland Paris & Leo’s Birthday, Part 1

We kicked off our vacation on Saturday with a 1 night stay in Lisbon. We stayed at a hotel literally across the street from the airport. On Sunday our fight left around 8 something, so it was really nice to get up and just walk across the street to the airport. On Saturday afternoon we…