Thursday, May 17, 2018

Will Trump's hardline policies spell an unexpeted end to FATCA?


Photo by Ben Cliff on Unsplash


As a US expat, the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act puts me and millions of other Americans abroad at a unique disadvantage while living abroad. This issue is near and dear to me, and I believe it's important to draw more attention to a widely overlooked problem. This article first ran on my Medium page.

If you’ve followed world affairs lately, you probably noticed a sharp change in tone coming out of the White House. Over the past two months, President Donald Trump changed out both his Secretary of State and National Security Advisor with hawks Mike Pompeo and John Bolton to fill these respective posts.


Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Baby on the way in Barcelona


Well, the cat’s out of the bag. Nathalie and I, never ones to shy away from adventure, are embarking on our latest and no-doubt biggest one to date.

We’re having a baby. 

If that wasn’t enough, we’re having a baby in a country where we're still learning the languages, are unfamiliar with healthcare, nor do have any family nearby.

And who said settling here in Barcelona meant an end to our adventures? 

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Snowboarding in Andorra by rental car: the definitive guide

Powder riding in Grandvalira. Photo courtesy of Alex Teton

Two weeks ago, I wrote about how Nathalie and I took a bus up to Andorra to snowboard.  It turns out, I have a serious powder snowboarding addiction, and this past weekend, I went back.  This time, though, I took a car.  Here's how I did it.



Tuesday, January 23, 2018

We took a bus to snowboard in Andorra (and here's how you can too)

Vallnord - Pal Arinsal
This weekend, Nathalie and I went up to Andorra to do some snowboarding.  Here's my write-up on our experience including everything you need to know if you want to go there yourself. 

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

European airlines must embrace client-first tech to conquer crippling delays.

snowy-airplane
Photo credit: Sergey Svechnikov via Unsplash

In early December of 2017, a winter storm descended over northern Europe. Straight in its path, lay Brussels Airport. Left behind in its vicious wake were centimeters of slushy snow and hundreds of canceled flights.