Curious about expat living? Are you new to Wagoners Abroad? Are you a family looking to travel and want tips? Well, this is the right place to Get Started with us.
How did we become expats, living in Spain for nearly 2 years,
and now a nomadic life of a family travel?
We do have a few tips and tricks up our sleeves for expat living. Here you will find some info regarding how to save money for your dream. In addition, we have many tips regarding the process to obtain a Non Lucrative Spanish Resident Visa (aka retirement or “no work” visa for US Citizens or Canadian Citizens). We also have loads of information on preparing for expat living. You may also purchase our eBook Live in Spain. With very detailed information on the application process, as well as tips, tricks and charts to help keep you organized.
Do you want to know how much money we are spending or planned to spend? We share our budget details with you and will publish a quarterly update with actual vs planned as well. Check out our first 4 months living in Spain as well as months 5-7. We will be posting our actual spend each quarter.
- Cost of Living in Spain Budget – Actual Spend (Months 8,9 &10)
- Way Over the Monthly Budget! – Actual Spend (Months 11,12 &13)
- Our Budget And Actual Spend (Months 14,15 &16) – Living In Spain
- How Much Did It Cost To Live In Spain For 1 Year? (2013)
No matter if you are moving abroad long-term, short-term or perhaps you are just going on vacation/holiday, these tips will apply to all. Check it out! Do you want to know what our first 500 days of living abroad was like? Are you curious about all of our family travel and exploration in Spain and many other countries?
Collectively we traveled to 35+ countries in the past 20+ years. Since August of 2012 we have been expats living in Spain and visited Portugal, France and Gibraltar. We had a blast on our 6 week European Road Trip - Summer 2013 and even provide you with the cost break downWe experienced our first house sit experience in London and did some cooking in Morocco. Here is a rundown of where we went in 2013 and didn’t need to worry about that Schengen Visa! If you know of a place we should visit, just let us know.
Yep, we have two creative kids with minds of their own. This is where you can see just what they think about all of this as well of some of their posts. Want to know more about their education and comparison of US to our Spanish school? Are you curious about their report cards, we tell it all. Their creativity has really blossomed and they helped write and inspire the Wagoners Abroad cookbook “Let the Kids Cook – Inspired by Kids for Kids”. We have a video interview series on YouTube as well.
Well if you are curious about who we are and a little background, this is the place to go. We are a family that loves to travel and hopes to inspire. We share are experience, thoughts and bloopers with you. We also function multipurpose items and at times double, even triple as everyday household items.
We are jumping for joy that you decided to check us out and travel along with Wagoners Abroad! The site contains oodles of info about family travel and living abroad. We know it can be a bit overwhelming, so we’ve provided a little help for you here. We hope you find everything you are looking for. If not, just contact us and we will see if we can provide you the information. If you want, you can click on the blue/red links and they will take you directly to the detailed information we have shared on that topic.
Check out our grand master plan to be an Expat Living in Spain. You will also soon find that every plan changes and evolves, so look for updates in this area as we “change our minds”. After 6 months of living in Spain, what were we thinking? Are there good reasons to take a sabbatical? After 18 months, our plan is now morphing into more open ended family travel and we are heading to Southeast Asia Summer 2014.
We have contributed information on other blogs and sites, written guest posts, been interviewed, featured and won awards! We do our best to be sure that you are in the know with what we are doing. Don’t forget to check out our family travel YouTube Channel.
How can you possibly learn Spanish? It all depends on you and your drive to make it happen. We have shared with you some of the tools we have used and recommend.
Blog post series
- Do you see what I see? Sights around our town
- Where it’s made? We explore the local culture to see where /how things are made.
- Family travel interview series “Through the Eyes of the Traveling Child”.
- 6 week European Road Trip - Summer 2013 and the cost break down
- How to save money - Tips and Tricks
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