About Alan Wagoner

Alan digs on technology and travel and is definitely the comic in the family. He's traveled all over the globe in search of cultural experiences. He has a fantastic wife and two great children that put up with his "humor", and luckily they all love travel as well. In Aug 2012, they sold their house and all of their possessions and moved to Spain to soak up the culture. He has written a book titled Live In Spain to help those wanting to obtain a Spanish Resident Visa. He also loves to write about the funnier side of the family's adventures.

Give Them Wings And They Are Off! Lars Goes To Madrid

It can be a tough position being a parent.  As a parent, your first instinct is to protect your child.  Protect them from themselves, protect them from others, and protect them from the realities of how the world actually works.  There are those times when it’s necessary to let them fail; when the consequences of failure means a scraped knee, or ever-so-slightly bruised emotions.  It’s under the guise of control, but letting go is tough.

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The Schools In Spain Explained!

Our latest eBook, Education In Spain is now live!

Education-In-Spain

Everything you need to know about the schools in Spain

Over the course of the past 4+ years, we’ve had many parents ask us questions about how we educated our kids in Spain.  Through our consulting and through this blog, many of you have submitted some excellent questions about how the Spanish Education System works.  Since it’s such a popular topic I decided to write an eBook.  As I was writing it, I couldn’t help exclaim:

Wow!  I wish we would have had this book before we moved to Spain!

 

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Obtaining A Spanish Drivers License

The road to obtaining a Spanish drivers license has been a rough, frustrating process.  It worked out for us in the end, but now that we have our license, I figured it was worthwhile to explain what we did, the process we went through, and my general frustrations with the whole process.

Americans Getting a Drivers License in Spain. We share the entire process to obtain a Spanish Drivers License, including the process, costs and more. Read more on WagonersAbroad.com

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How To Spend Your 20th Wedding Anniversary

It’s tough to believe that 20 years ago, Heidi and I got married on Baker Beach in San Francisco.  20 years!  So obviously, this post is about our 20th wedding anniversary, and the amazing day that Heidi planned for us.  Long story short…it was awesome!

Wagoner Wedding 1997 Baker Beach - San Francisco California

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Learning Spanish – Alan & Heidi Speak!

Greetings One & All!  Since our initial post, we’ve been getting a lot of encouragement, and a bunch of questions about our progress on learning Spanish.  So consider this an update!

Alan and Heidi (learning spanish status update) at Banco más bonito del mundo Loida Galicia Spain

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Kyloe Restaurant & Grill The Steak That Won My Heart

Our Christmas holiday in Scotland would not be complete without a stupendous meal to go along with all of the great memories we’ve had while in Edinburgh.  We were fortunate to eat at Kyloe Restaurant & Grill, and let me tell you it was definitely memorable.

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Spanish Immersion Is The Kick In The Pants I Needed

After a few years of living in Spain, both Heidi and I should be further along with our Spanish.  She’s actually much better than me, and I won’t even discuss how well the kids do.  It’s both frustrating and a bit humbling to have them correct me when I’m saying things wrong.  So, I have taken a trip to Ronda, for a week of Spanish immersion.  I know we already live in Spain, but this is different and we’re partnering with Entrelenguas to help me improve my Spanish.

Spanish Immersion is the perfect way to either jump start learning Spanish or give you the kick in the pants like me, so we are off to Ronda Spain. Click to read more on WagonersAbroad.com

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