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.

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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8 Week Road Trip Playlist – Make Memories With Music

We have wrapped-up our Epic 8-week Summer Road Trip, and a couple of the quirky things that came to mind were:

  1. The amount of driving we did;
  2. Our road trip playlist;

8 Week Road Trip Playlist - Make Memories With Music. Driving through Spain and France

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Artisan Soaps In Spain – Naturalmente Mediterraneo

We’re on our way home, and this means that our Epic 8-week Summer Road Trip is coming to a close.  We’ve chosen to end the trip on a good, no great note, and we’ll be doing a Where It’s Made type of post.  Our journey takes us to Naturalmente Mediterraneo and Jennifer explains the process of making artisan soaps and other skincare products.

naturalmente-mediterraneo-shop-Artisan Soaps

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Now It’s Time To Enjoy Some Montblanc French Wines

It’s another lovely tasting for us, this time French wines.  This is not a typical large-scale winery, but a tiny new winery.  It’s at Domaine des Amiel, and it is literally outside our front door and under our apartment.  So Heidi and are ready to start enjoying Montblanc wine!

cuvees-freres-amiel french wines

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Downhill Mountain Biking Morzine, Check It Out!

I’m exhausted.  It’s the good kind though.  Lars is also tired, and yes, it’s also the good kind.  We just spent an entire day together doing something we’ve never done before, and we had an absolute blast!  What did we do?  We we rocked at downhill mountain biking Morzine.

Downhill Mountain Biking Morzine France Summer. Read more on WagonersAbroad.com

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