Islandmomma

Exploring the Stories of the Islands and the Freedoms of Third Age

Contacts & Media

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I’m a guest writer at the SpainScoop   contributing storie like this one  about the Canary Islands. I also contribute to the blog of  tour operator Tenerife.co.uk as a guest blogger with tidbits like this one.

Interviews

I was interviewed by Craig and Caz of very successful YTravel Blog for their “Things to do in………” City Series. It gave me a lot of pleasure to answer their questions, because so few people appreciate that Tenerife has city life as well as beaches http://www.ytravelblog.com/santa-cruz-de-tenerife/ When I was in Ireland in 2013 I met the lovely Alison from Chino House. She has the most amazing personality and a great blog! A few months later she asked me to do an interview for her blog – I was honored! – this is it.

Posts for Other Blogs

“My Island in the Sun”  ….. the way I see Tenerife, the island away from the tourist resorts,  for the prestigious Beers & Beans “The Secret Road to Cheese” …….I love that title! To be honest that part was my friend, Katrina’s idea, the rest was mine. It’s a twist on a story I’d written about here….Katrina’s blog, TourAbsurd puts the emphasis, as she says, “traveling with a light heart,” so that’s the side of this wee adventure I tried to see. The Mysterious Outer Banks of NC  …… for The Quirky Traveller  My other favorite islands, hugging the coast of North Carolina, full of history, legends and tall stories – definitely quirky :=) The Downside of Island Dwelling   for Boomer Women Travelers  Life is always a trade off, and I explain why I’m glad my kids went off to find life in the big, wide world.

7 thoughts on “Contacts & Media

  1. Hi Linda, I don’t do social media so thought I’d try for an answer this way to a question I have. I am now retired and am looking for a warm but not stifling place with beaches and tourists. My question is this : Is it illegal to metal detect on the beach or in the water in the Canaries at the public beaches? I don’t want to be arrested or have my machines confiscated. Thanks for any info you can provide. I live in Minnesota and don’t want to see another snowflake for the rest of my life……….Bradley Widseth

    • LOL Bradley. Never been to Minnesota, but heard a lot about it! Short answer is I don’t know, but I will make some enquiries and get back to you.

    • Hi again, Bradley. I consulted a friend, who directed me to this http://www.detecnicks.co.uk/spain.htm Sorry. Doesn’t look hopeful. At best looks complicated and at worst illegal. I have to say that the Canarias are a law unto themselves in many respects, but anything concerning beaches and coastline is, actually, a central government area, so almost certainly this applies throughout the country.

  2. Linda,

    Thanks so much for your blog. I LOVE the Canary Islands. I lived in Tenerife, La Palma and Gran Canaria from age 19 to 21. I was there as a missionary for my church. I would love to move back there in retirement, in about 13 years. In the event that I want to get a part-time job of some sort, what sort of paperwork would be required? I’m a US citizen. Any thoughts would be appreciated. Again, thanks for the blog and pics. THEY’RE WONDERFUL!

    brianeboatman@gmail.com

    • Hi Brian. Thanks for reading. My experiences of living & working here would be quite different to yours as I am from an EU country. I would recommend http://sunshineandsiestas.com/ or http://www.thespainscoop.com/ for information for Americans. The Spain Scoop is especially useful, as it covers a huge range of information, whereas the other is a personal blog, but with stories about paperwork etc which the blogger experienced. All that said, things may well change within 13 years, so keep an eye out for updates! Lots of luck with your dreams :)

  3. Hi linda,

    I read your story on-line and I’m itching to take the great leap but don’t know anybody there and was wondering if you could help me with contacts, the first of which is a real estate lawyer, your ex was in the business so i’m guess this is easy enough, right?

    I need to get the appropriate information on specific properties. Have you had any “construction” work done? If so was it relatively painless? Ideally i would love to buy some property and then build something. I’m a little worried about government permits and the like being overly restrictive. Any information much appreciated.

    Thanks!

    • Hello Marco. Wishing you luck with your move! There is only one estate agent that I have any personal experience with and whom I could recommend and that is http://www.clearbluetenerife.com/about/ Keep in mind that it is many years since I worked in estate agency, but sadly there are still a lot of opportunists around. I haven’t owned property in over ten years now so any information I had about lawyers or workmen is totally out of date. However, there is an excellent website with Tenerife information of all sorts which might help you and that’s http://www.janetanscombe.com/ Janet has a wealth of information on her site about all kind of legalities and so forth, with which I am utterly out of touch these days. Hoping you find that helpful.

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