Ships Passing – One Downside To A Travel Lifestyle

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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Next Up For Wagoners Abroad – Decision Made!

Bamboo Train Battambang Cambodia

Having fun in Southeast Asia! The Bamboo Train Battambang Cambodia

As we mentioned previously, we have been trying to figure out what to do next.  You can read all about it in our recent post.  Decisions, Decisions – What’s Next For Wagoners Abroad?  So now it is time to let you in on the plan, but first let me tell you how we got there. Continue reading

How To Move To Spain – Planning, Visa, Residency, Housing, Settling

If you want to live in Spain, you have come to the right place!  Welcome to Wagoners Abroad.  We know it can all be overwhelming planning a move and this is the page for you to bookmark!

This is the mother of all moving to Spain posts, so go ahead and save it to your favorites right now.  

Move To Spain - Planning your move, Best places to live in Spain, Getting a long-term visa to live in Spain, Getting settled in Spain with schools, banks, and more. We have been through the process and have helped hundreds of others through it too. Now is the time to live your dreams and move to Spain. Click to read more on WagonersAbroad.com

Okay, now that you have done that, read on.

We have been living in Spain a few years and have so many things to share with you.  Keep on reading and we will show you tips for planning and preparation, as well as share our experiences about public education, banking, medical insurance and more.  Oh and we can help you with obtaining your Spanish visa as well.  We have helped so many people and families with making their dream to live in Spain, come true.  Keep on reading and if you would like help, we offer consulting! (We can help you with the visa process, deciding where to live and more).

We have written many posts on how we obtained our Non Lucrative Residence Visa and were able to move to Spain. I thought it would be helpful to organize them all here for you.  When looking for residency in Spain, there are several options for the Non EU citizens, specifically US Citizens, Canadian Citizens and Australian Citizens.  Alan has written a very detailed and very affordable ebook to help you through the process of applying for the Non Lucrative Residence Visa for Spain.  There are many other types of Spanish visa options available, but this is what worked for us.

Move to Spain and visit Setenil de las Bodegas Sentinal de las Bodegas Spain - City built into Rocks. We can live in Spain because we have the non lucrative visa. You can apply for one too!

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Watch A 2nd Grade Class Interview Lars & Anya

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Wagoners Abroad – An American family travel blog, sharing our experiences living in Spain for 19 months.

Just about every day we are contacted by someone who reads our blog or happened to just discover us.  Many times it is someone with some questions about moving to Spain, taking a sabbatical, a vacation or requesting an interview.  We are tapped into for all types of pointers and advice and we love it.  A couple of weeks ago we received a very special kind of contact and it was someone who found us via our YouTube Channel.  She happened upon Wagoners Abroad and our Lars and Anya Interviews.  Here is what she said: Continue reading

No Schengen Visa Needed For Wagoners Abroad In 2013!

So I am sure some of you are asking,  “What the heck is a Schengen Visa?”  While others are well aware of it and the limitations.  Just to be brief the Schengen Visa is an agreement between 25 countries (22 European Union states and 3 non-EU members).  A Schengen Visa allows the holder to travel freely within the Schengen countries for a maximum stay of up to 90 days in a 6 month period, thus avoiding the hassle and expense of obtaining individual visas for each country.  So how did we manage to stay in Spain, a member of the Schengen Zone, the entire year without a Schengen Visa?
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A Typical Day – Pre and During Sabbatical Life

What do you do all day?Many of you keep asking “What do you guys do all day?” We don’t currently have paid jobs, so what could we possibly do to keep busy and prevent us from being bored?  I know it is difficult to believe we are Not Working, but in a sense we really are.  To be honest, we wonder where the time goes and still think that there is not enough time in the day.  We also wish that money grew on trees, but nothing wrong with being dreamers right?    Continue reading

5 Free Car Games For Your Family Road Trip!

 

We are a family of four from North Carolina and have taken countless road trips and airplane trips since the kids were born.  Our kids are now 8 and 10 years old and love travel games.  Over the years we have figured out how to make Family Road Trips “smooth sailing” and keep the entire family laughing too.  Don’t tell the kids, but they are also being educated at the same time with these car games.  If they knew this, they wouldn’t play the “games”.  We can modify all of these games to suit our international travel as well.

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How are the kids doing in school after their 1st trimester?

American Expat Kids in a Spanish Public SchoolWell, it’s finally here.  We’ve had test scores here, graded papers there, but today was the first concrete evidence of how the teachers think our kids are doing.  In short, they kicked some serious butt!  I’ll get to the details in a bit, but Heidi and I are extremely proud of the kids. Continue reading