We just wanted to share with you our Top 10 posts for the year. There was a tie for number 10, so you will see 11 listed. We have had a great year and we love keeping track of it all on Wagoners Abroad. We have an important milestone coming up on Monday, so stay tuned for a bigger trip down memory lane. We can’t thank you enough for following along, commenting, interacting, contacting us and supporting us. You make all of the hard work that goes into blogging worth it. Thanks!
Our Top 10 Posts for 2013
- Hands down the top post of the year was about our Naturist Experiment. It is funny how a little article talking about being naked, nudity, and naturist will get the readers flocking. Nude beaches don’t seem to be a bother to anyone in Spain, so Alan and I decided to explore and experiment a bit.
- 10 Free Things To Do In Porto, Portugal (Oporto) – I find it funny that we have been living in Spain for 16 months and our article about Porto, Portugal comes in at number 2. Just about every day this is viewed on our site. We did love our time in Porto and it is a wonderful place.
- Our Budget for Living Abroad & Reality (First 4 months) – It’s nice to see that people are reading our budget posts. Loads of work goes into them and we do hope they are of value. We do get several emails on the matter as well. We do keep track for our own purposes, so even if they weren’t read, I would continue to do the work. That said, it is so rewarding to know that they are being read! Thanks.
- 6 Months Living in Spain – What were we thinking? – We do our best to document our milestones along the way and the 6 month mark was the most popular. This is when Spain became home and we settled into the culture and a huge turning point for the kids with learning the language. Our YouTube video interview has been viewed over 1700 times! It is our biggest hit on our channel.
- Top 5 Reasons to Take a Sabbatical – We love to discover new things, but the best things learned are our self discoveries. Hands down, this journey has been the best thing we have ever done as a family. About 9 months into our journey, we shared our top 5 reasons why.
- Summer Road Trip Europe – 2013 “The Reality” – If you want Epic (a favorite word used by Lars daily), then this is the post to read. I can’t believe this was nearly 6 months ago and I am just full of emotions about all that we did on this trip. It was a trip of a lifetime and rarely does a day go by when we don’t make a reference to something from the trip. I know our entire story is incredible, but this really iced the cake. We double our budget allowed for this road trip and it was worth every single dollar spent!
10 Tips for Spanish Resident Visa Application – for the American Traveler – This has helped many people and we love that you reach out to us with your questions. We will do our best to help make it easier for you. We are contacted so frequently on this topic, we decided to write an eBook. Alan worked diligently for several months on the eBook and it was launched in November 2013
“Live in Spain”.
Living Abroad Budget in Spain – Actual Spend (Months 5,6 & 7) – People are very interested on how a family of 4 can live in Spain/Europe for just $100 per day. It is true it can easily be done. We share it all with you, when we are on track and when we derail. It could actually be done for less, but we have about $600 – $700 a month set aside for travel. To our family that is just as important as food and housing, but to others it may not be a priority.
- How Much Did Our 6 Week European Road Trip Cost? – It looks like we have a theme here. It is so important to see what others are spending to help you gauge what you may spend. No two families are alike and the terms luxury and budget can be loosely interpreted. All we can do is share are particulars with you and let you adjust from there.
The final two tied for number 10, so we will share both of them with you.
- Municipal Market Almuñecar (The Daily Market) – Finally something about our home town of Almuñecar, Spain! We are often asked questions about living in Spain and where we would recommend. Of course we would choose our town of Almuñecar, but it all depends on what you are looking for. We love our town and all that it has to offer.
- Comparison of Primary School in USA and Spain – This is another hot topic which we receive several emails asking for more information. It is difficult to compare as we only have 2 data points, our school in NC and our school in Spain. Once again, we share our experiences and allow you to go from there.
Thank you! Please do feel free to contact us or leave your comments and let us know how we can help you. Don’t be shy, we will be very open with you and tell you what we know. Even if you are just curious about something, ask away.