Expat Interview: Cat Gaa of Sunshine & Siestas

Cat Gaa of Sunshine and Siestas

Welcome to the debut expat edition of our interview series! We have a special place in our hearts and our cervecitas for this lady, as she has been an influence and inspiration on us over the last few years, not to mention a good friend. And that lady is Cat Gaa of Sunshine & Siestas.

Both a traveler and an expat, she currently resides in Seville, Spain, and has been there for quite a few years now. She writes in-depth about expat life in Spain, as well as her travels around the country and around the globe.

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Day Trip: Mont Saint-Michel, France

Mont Saint-Michel by Jets Like Taxis

Time for a day trip! During our Normandy adventure in France with my parents, we spent our time relaxing and taking little day trips and adventures here and there. One of the main things to see in this region is the impressive Mont Saint-Michel.

A UNESCO World Heritage Site and a landing pad for thousands of tourists and pilgrims every year, it is most easily recognizable as a church that sits on a mountain in the middle of the water. It’s a bit more complicated than that, but that’s the gist.

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In Pictures: Bayeux, France

Bayeux, France by Jets Like Taxis

During our stay in Normandy, we spent some time in the city of Bayeux before our D-Day tour with Normandy Panorama. We had a few hours to walk around and see some things before the van disembarked midday.

This certainly doesn’t capture Bayeux in all its glory, but we did get some pictures and managed to see some sights while we were on foot patrol in the drizzle and temperatures that I would not, personally, associate with summer.

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D-Day: A Tour in Normandy, France

American Cemetery in Normandy by Jets Like Taxis

During our week-long getaway in Normandy, France, the main thing on our to-do list was to see some of the historic sites from D-Day. While I had seen them back in the 90s, no one else in the family had, and it was something my dad really wanted to see.

While we found ourselves smack-dab in the middle of all the sites after renting a house in the town of Grandcamp-Maisy, my folks thought it was important to take a tour of these areas so as to have someone there to explain the ins and outs of what everything is and how the whole event went down.

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Summer Retreat: Oviedo, Spain

Oviedo, Spain by Jets Like Taxis

Ahoy! You follow us on social media, right? Of course you do. Then you already know we’re in the city of Oviedo, in northern Spain, for the summer.

Oh, you don’t follow us on social media? Let’s not be ridiculous; of course you do. But if not, then we’re here to tell you that we’re in Oviedo, in northern Spain, for the summer. And you can get us here so you don’t miss out on regular, daily updates in the future: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter.

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Road Trip: Door County, Wisconsin

Door County, Wisconsin by Jets Like Taxis

During our time back in the U.S. while we were awaiting our Spanish visas, we decided to get away for a weekend and head to the famed Midwestern destination of Door County, Wisconsin.

From various discussions with Americans and Europeans alike, it appears that not very many folks outside of the Midwest are familiar with Door County. That’s a shame, really…or maybe not, considering how packed it can get during the summer.

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Traveler Interview: Wandering Earl

Dehli, India by Wandering Earl

Welcome to the first edition of our Traveler Interview series! For this one, we reached out to someone who’s been a huge inspiration to thousands out there in the digital and travel universe, including us: Wandering Earl.

He’s been at it for fifteen years, blogging for five, and getting himself into all sorts of great experiences that help everyone realize that anyone can travel, and that a life of doing so can be a reality.

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Rest Stop: Louisville, Kentucky

Louisville, Kentucky by Jets Like Taxis

I’m not calling this post a “rest stop” in the typical sense of pulling over the car, going to a terrible public restroom, and buying something you don’t really want from a vending machine. I’m calling it a “rest stop” because that’s actually what it was for us. A stop. To rest.

After 15,000 miles (24,000 km) on our “Fabric of America” road trip, we needed a place to recharge. At the end of our route and on the way back to the Chicago area, we decided to stop in Louisville, Kentucky, to hole up in a hotel, get some work done, relax quite a bit, and maybe see a few sites while we were in town.

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