Sometimes I just need to pinch myself and see if it is all still real. It’s been exactly 5 years, since we designed our travel lifestyle, quit our jobs, sold our home, most of our belongings, and hopped on a plane to Spain! We have such a rich, tranquil and quality life, with the diversity of Europe at our fingertips. Even though we have all of this, we still dream of future destinations. I’m hoping that some good quality time under the Tuscan sun is in our future too. Just imagine the fun of renting luxury houses in Italy.
We had our 2017 Summer all planned out. What were the Wagoners going to do? Where were the Wagoners going to go? The answer is the original plan was to go nowhere, do nothing, and enjoy some tinto de verano on the terrace. So what changed?
Be prepared to get a glimpse of my thoughts, heart, soul, feelings, frustrations and progress. I will share with you my personal experience attending a 1-week intensive Spanish course in Spain. This isn’t your typical classroom course, it is 8 days and 14-15 hours of conversation each day! This is like no other program I have experienced, so I am going to spill the beans and let you know what I think about full Spanish Immersion in Spain.
Exploring northern Thailand together as a family can be a culturally enriching experience for kids and adults. Most of the tourist highlights and adventure activities for kids can be found in and around Chiang Mai city, but for a more authentic and cultural experience, you’ll need to venture further out into the countryside. This is where the real northern Thailand is.
Many people are asking about summer plans for Wagoners Abroad, so now you will get the official answer! This time we are going local with an Almuñécar summer! Yep you got it, we are hanging around Almuñécar and southern Spain. But that doesn’t mean our summer won’t be full of adventure.
Guess what time it is? It is time for us to give you an update on what we have been doing to improve Speaking Spanish!
Remember our initial post, back at the end of November, with the goal of making it to Pueblo Español? Oh and the video update of us speaking Spanish at the end of February? Well, here we are at the end of May and we figured you were due another update of our progress. Yes, there is another video. As much as we don’t like speaking Spanish on video, it kind of needs to be done. Thanks to all of you for asking questions and holding us accountable.
We know you work hard to provide a great life for the family. When it comes to the few weeks vacation you have each year, you do your best to balance entertainment for the kids and some relaxing time for the parents. It’s great fun to have a vacation with the family, guys or girls, but you also need to fuel the family foundation. Why not visit Jamaica for a couples vacation? We have been to Jamaica several times and we have also scheduled other parents only vacations in the Caribbean.
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.
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!