welcome to that spanish life!

 The team of TSL contributors and I are passionate about sharing lifestyle and travel inspiration to women who see see physical exploration as a tool for personal growth and transformation.

Core to our principles is the notion that traveling or living in a new country should be thoughtful, exciting, and a way to explore ourselves. To travel is to grow, and it’s also a privilege. That’s why we also support the local communities and highlight small, local businesses whenever we can.

So, whether you’re just dreaming of Spain, have moved here recently, or have lived here for years, check in often. That Spanish Life is for every woman looking for fun & adventure and who may also be on her own personal journey. 

We hope the information we share helps enrich your travels, your life, 
and your home!

Hola, i'm trisha!

U.S. EXPAT, BUSINESS CONSULTANT, WRITER, AND SPAIN SUPER-FAN!

-Trisha

Inspired by the amazing women who have helped me adjust to my new life as a U.S. expat in Spain, I started That Spanish Life as a resource for other women who are beginning their journey in this amazing country.

"And so she decided to start

the life she'd            "

living

imagined

mia

fiona

joy

TSL's Contributors

get to know the team!

elise

astrid

lou

instagram

meet Mia

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THE PHILIPPINES

home country

PARIS
NEW YORK CITY
TOKYO

favorite vacation spots

Mia worked as a Human Resources executive before she decided to focus on professional coaching and to pursue her long time dream of living in Madrid.

She has since written a book, started an executive MBA at IESE Business school, and is loving every minute of That Spanish Life. You can follow Mia’s adventures on IG @mia.in.madrid.

MIA ZAMORA

meet joy

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JOY FIGUEROA

UNITED STATES

home country

berlin
costa brava
Sicily

favorite vacation spots

New York City-born and bred, Joy has been in Madrid since 2010. As a teacher and tour guide, she has traveled the country extensively, eating and drinking her way around the Iberian peninsula.

Find her propped up at the bar full of abuelos or on IG @joyofmadrid.

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LOU STOKES

ENGLAND

home country

lanzarote
los angeles
pavos

favorite vacation spots

Lou Stokes is a Style Consultant & Confidence Coach, published author & international speaker. She dedicates her time helping women to fall in love with themselves,  transform their mindset & own their unique style. Lou is passionate about every woman seeing themselves as their own icon which has become fundamental in her teachings in her She’s Magnetic programs.

When she’s not styling clients, talking confidence & mindset, or hosting a retreat, you can find Lou awaiting her next journey or spending some downtime on her yoga mat. Download her complimentary ebook 10 Ways to Live a Magnetic Life here. You can also preview her book here.

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FIONA VAN TYNE

UNITED STATES

home country

MALTA
TAIWAN
COLORADO

favorite vacation spots

Fiona is a Personal Trainer, Yoga and Fitness Instructor from Golden, Colorado. Leaving the U.S. 7 years ago to teach English in South Korea, she spent some time exploring India & Australia before finally settling down in Spain.

Lately, she has been studying to become a Certified Financial Planner with the goal to start helping other women gain control over their money. In her free time, she volunteers with the Girl Scouts abroad program & will use any excuse to get outside for a hike. You can find her on IG @artiofitness and @adventure_porfi.

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ASTRID PROVéNCE

south africa

home country

ZANZIBAR
EGYPT
GARDEN ROUTE, S. AFRICA

favorite vacation spots

Astrid Provénce (She/Her) is an experienced global facilitator, coach, speaker, and performance artist. She is the co-founder and sensual embodiment coach at Into The Boudoir (ITB) and has spent over 8 years studying personal development, leadership, and spiritual principles. She has worked internationally, having developed and led workshops in over 10 countries. 

Having studied with The International Coach Federation (ICF), Landmark Worldwide, and with great teachers like the late Shakti Malan at Shakti Shiva Academy and Mary Morrisey at The Brave Thinking Institute, she has honed her skills in holding groups through deep processes.

Like many women, Astrid grew up in a culture that did not guide, celebrate, or support her sexual development. She embarked on her own sexual awakening in her early thirties that helped her shed layers of shame and disconnection from herself. This led her on a journey to find her passion as a guide to support women in their own re-membering of their pure and empowering erotic nature. 

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Elise angelopulos

UNITED STATES

home country

san sebastiÁn
mexico city
savannah

favorite vacation spots

Elise's decision to move to Madrid was a long time coming. She worked in the travel industry in New York City before fulfilling her dream of living in the Spanish capital. Elise has a background in journalism and international business. She works as a freelance writer helping individuals and companies create meaningful content. 

Elise has visited many regions throughout Spain and is a lifelong traveler. In Madrid, she can be found enjoying a coffee in her favorite local cafe, exploring the city's gorgeous streets and parks, or trying a new recipe at home. 

You can follow Elise's adventures on IG @madridmujer. 

meet trisha

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trisha F. espinoza

UNITED STATES

home country

PARIS
MENORCA
MEXICO
ANY CARIBBEAN ISLAND!

favorite vacation spots

Inspired by the amazing women who have helped me adjust to her new life as a U.S. expat in Spain, Trisha started That Spanish Life as a resource for other women who are beginning their journey in this amazing country.

Trisha is passionate about sharing lifestyle and travel inspiration to women who see see physical exploration as a tool for personal growth and transformation.