Entries by JP Stonestreet

Slow Travel Cost per Month

We kept track of every expense for our first 6 months of slow travel and we ran the numbers to see just how much this lifestyle costs.

These expenses are for two people and they include everything: lodging, restaurants, groceries, airfare, tour tickets…even Amelia’s hair care and facials.

Throughout the video, we share money-saving tips to help you travel on a budget.

Top 30 Expat Countries Quest

When we started our YouTube Channel back in September 2018, our main driving force was to show others that life outside the US is not only possible, but better.

We also hoped to shatter some of the myths about Ecuador and show you how amazing it really is.

However, our plan has always been to take the show on the road and film our style of videos in other popular expat destinations around the world because we know that Ecuador is not a great fit for everyone.

How Much YouTube Pays Us

This is the first time we’ve ever lifted the veil on our YouTube Analytics and shared what YouTube pays us for publishing our videos.

These numbers might surprise some of you who aren’t familiar with the business side of YouTube. There is a common misconception that YouTubers earn a lot of money from ads, but it’s less than you might think.

So in this first-of-its-kind income report, I’m going to walk you through our analytics and show you how to calculate the ad revenue for your favorite channels.

Málaga, Spain: Is It REALLY the Best City for Expats? The Pros & Cons

According to the Internations survey of 12,000 expats living in 172 countries, Málaga, Spain was crowned the world’s #1 city for foreign residents. But is it all it’s cracked up to be?

The results of this annual survey were announced just a few days before we were scheduled to arrive in Málaga, so it was good timing for us.

This popular city was on our exploratory trip list for several reasons which is why we wanted to check it out to see if it might be a good place to live.

Here’s the good, the not-so-good, and whether we could picture ourselves living the Málaga life.

Discovering Granada, Spain: A Hidden Gem for Potential Expats

Granada is home to the ancient fortress that draws people from all over the world. Located in southern Spain, its history, vibrant culture, and breathtaking landscapes make it a must visit destination.

Granada is known for its iconic Alhambra palace and lively university scene; it is the perfect relocation spot for those dreaming of a Spanish adventure. However, despite its many charms, Granada has yet to become a hotspot for foreign residents.

We fell in love with the city and we’re excited to share it with you!

Discovering Tirana, Albania

Tirana, Albania, might be the easiest option if you’ve ever dreamed of living in Europe!

Nestled on the shores of the Adriatic Sea, it’s a popular vacation spot for many Europeans due to being a vibrant city, offering a unique blend of stunning landscapes, rich history, and a welcoming community.

Its cost of living is low compared to the US and other places, so it might also be an excellent place to call home.

After spending two months here, we’re genuinely impressed and excited to finally share it with you!

Ecuador Temporary Resident Visas

There are several different types of Ecuador Temporary Resident Visas: Professional, Investor, Pensioners, Rentista/Digital Nomad, Dependent, etc. The qualifications and requirements vary for each type of visa so you’ll need to select the best option for your specific circumstances.

Live In Seville Spain as an Expat: The Pros & Cons

Seville (or Sevilla in Spanish) is the vibrant capital of Spain’s Andalusia region. It’s a city steeped in rich history and culture, offering an enchanting blend of old-world charm and modern conveniences.

Seville was our first stop in Andalusia and it did not disappoint! We were amazed by the beauty and lively culture.

We picked the perfect time to go because it wasn’t too hot or too cold and it wasn’t during the height of the tourist season. Overall we loved our time there, but our visit wasn’t perfect. Unfortunately, a few aspects of Seville weren’t that appealing to us.

In this article, we dive into the experiences and observations from our visit and share the pros and cons of living in Seville as an expat.

UPDATED: Our Thoughts About Ecuador Right Now

It has been a little over a month since President Noboa declared a state of emergency and signed the decree he called the Phoenix Plan.

In that time, the military and police have carried out 99,000 security operations nationwide. More than 8,000 people have already been arrested, many of them are from other countries.

The Pros and Cons of Living in Rome, Italy

Rome, the eternal city, a place where history merges seamlessly with modernity, offers a plethora of experiences for travelers and residents alike.

From its stunning architecture to its rich history, delicious cuisine, and vibrant culture, Rome captivates visitors with its charm at every turn.

In this blog post, we’ll delve into the various aspects of Rome to help you get a better understanding of what this iconic city has to offer and help you decide if it’s a good place to live.