It’s Official – We’re The Parents of TWO Teens!


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This is a crazy post for me.  My mind is going in so many directions.  On the one hand, I’m happy, and on the other hand my Papa Bear instincts are kicking in.  Why all the drama?  I’ll tell you why:

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A Little Gun-Shy and Letting Go!


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I have to admit I have been a little gun-shy over the past several months with writing for the blog.  Yes, we have been doing some here and there, but nowhere near how we used to keep you up to date.  Recently I have been reflecting on a few things and I’ve been amazed at the self discovery and thoughts.

Beach chairs and umbrellas ready to start the day on San Cristobal Beach Almunecar

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13 Gifts Of Spain You Need To Get For A Spain Fan


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When the gift giving season is upon us, sometimes it can be a challenge to find that perfect gift for your special someone who already has everything. This is when you really need to dig deep and try to figure out what type of give will be meaningful and not just something to clutter their home. That’s when you remember, they are travel lovers and are especially a fan of Spain!  Let’s give them gifts of Spain. 13 Gifts of Spain - If you've visited Spain, i's likely touched your heart & tastebuds. We share a few ideas to give the perfect gifts of Spain for any occasion. Read mores on WagonersAbroad.com

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The 7 Best Family Party Games Full Of Amazing Fun!


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When I think of the holidays, I always think of fun family party games!  When I was growing up, in a household with 6 kids, every holiday was full of energy, games, and entertainment.  Sometimes we would be out on the driveway playing basketball, or football on the front lawn, but indoors we would always enjoy family games.  Charades, Pictionary, and Trivial Pursuit were always favorites of mine.

The holidays wouldn't be the same without fun family party games! Read more on WagonersAbroad.com

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Ships Passing – One Downside To A Travel Lifestyle


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Each night, we sit in our living room and have a spectacular view of the Mediterranean Sea.  While it is dark, off in the distance we see lights passing by.  These are often cruise ships or some other type of ship making their way from one place to another.  It is also symbolic of our daily life and our travel lifestyle.

Ships Passing - One Downside To A Travel Lifestyle.  After 3 years with a travel lifestyle, we are touched by all of those we have met along the way. No matter how brief our encounter, good-bye is difficult. Read more on WagonersAbroad.com

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How To Start A Blog In 6 Easy Steps


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We’re going to do something fun in this post.  Something fun, and something easy.  We get so many comments from readers who like reading our blog, and they often ask how to start a blog of their own.  In the past, we have kept our tips and tricks to email, as we wanted to stay true to our Family Travel Blog vibe.  Though as with anything, things begin to change.  We are answering this question far more often and people look to us as the experts.  So, the time has come to share what we know with you and make sure it is easy to understand.

Learn how to start a blog in 6 easy steps! We have some great tips to share with you. It is so easy to do, give it a try. Read more on WagonersAbroad.com

 

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Scratch Off Map Of The World – The Best Kid Gift Ever!


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The unexpected gift which turned into a magical treasure for Anya.  Two years ago, on Anya’s 9th birthday, we were invited over to our neighbors for a special homemade dessert to celebrate her birthday.  These are friends we’ve made since living in Spain and we have just connected with them on so many levels.  They are a young couple and had a newborn baby, but we all just connected.

Almunecar Friends Josina Omar and Isla with Anya and Lars

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Avoid This Recipe For Disaster – The Ultimate Travel Day


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We’ve all had them and after 3 years of travel I can tell you we have had more than our fair share.  Yep it is the dreaded Travel Day!  These can go smooth as silk or they can be a complete nightmare.  We will share one of our recipes for disaster with you and then we will share some what we have learned along the way with our 7 Tips For A Pleasant Travel Day.

Recipe for Disaster or 7 Tips For a Pleasant Travel Day with kids

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5 Tips For Planning A European Ski Trip


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I am sitting here in the heat of summer, melting away and trying to plan activities for this winter.  I promised the family we would experience snow this winter, so I am using it as an exercise to help my mind go to a cooler place.  It isn’t working!  We haven’t taken the kids on a ski trip for about 4 years.  It think it was our trip to Wintergreen Virginia in February 2011.  Look how small the kids were!  So, it is time to hit the snow again.

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