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.

What Is The Time In Spain?

What was it that Bob Dylan wrote?  Ahh yes, “The times they are a changin’“.  So why do I bring that song up?  It’s really a mundane thing, but the time in Spain will be changing.  It’s time to turn the clocks back.  Who out there (in the Northern Hemisphere) has been waiting all year for that extra hour of sleep?  This guy, that’s who!

Sometimes it's difficult to figure out the current time in Spain, as it doesn't line up with the timezone. Alan describes Spain time with a sense of humor. Read more on WagonersAbroad.com

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Finding Gems in Madrid For Foodies

We at Wagoners Abroad see our fair share of tourist things, but what we really enjoy is finding those gems that show the interesting cultural items of a city or country.  This includes not only seeing, but experiencing how the locals do things.  Spending a few hours in their shoes is a fantastic way to better understand people.  With the help of Paula at Devour Madrid Food Tour, she was able to show us a few of the gems in her neighborhood of Huertas.

Devour Madrid Food Tour - experiencing all of the gems. They will take you to some of the best restaurants in Madrid, share the history and meet the locals. Read more on WagonersAbroad.com

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Córdoba Day Trip from Seville, A Perfect One Day Itinerary

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Looking for what to do with just one day in Córdoba Spain?  There are times when you just want to get away from the normal routine.  A week-long vacation may be out of the question, but there’s no reason why you can’t enjoy a quick weekend trip to take in some culture. If you only have 1 day in Córdoba, don’t worry as it is just the sort of place for a great day trip, short weekend or you can also easily enjoy a full week for your vacations to Córdoba. Córdoba Coat of Arms

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How To Ride A Segway Granada Spain

During our summer break/vacation, we spent a week just outside of Granada, and on one of the days we ventured into town, we decided to do our first Segway Tour in Granada with Ensegway.  What was it like?  Was it fun?  What did you see?  I will answer all of those questions, but you’ll just have to keep reading.

How to ride a segway - Granada Spain

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Things To Do In Barcelona With Kids

Visiting cities like Barcelona, which are filled with extreme art and culture with kids can be really exhausting. Kids typically do not always find visiting museums, churches, or architecturally advanced structures amusing and hence, can be hard to please.  Therefore, if you’re travelling to this magnificent city with children, it is important to plan ahead, places, or attractions which will be fun for them.  We think this is one of the friendliest cities on earth, so getting around with kids should be not so difficult!  Let’s review a few things to do in Barcelona with kids!

Tip:  Here are some great tips on the best places to stay in Barcelona, from Europe Up Close.

Barcelona Casa Batlló - If you are planning a visit to Barcelona with kids, we provide you with some fun things to do, places to stay as well as tips and tricks.  Read more on WagonersAbroad.com

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Segway Tour Malaga – City & Gibralfaro

Once again, we find ourselves in Malaga, and since we’re playing tourist we opted to do something fun.  Because we had so much fun in Granada, we opted to do another Segway tour.  This time we worked with the great folks at Segway Malaga Experience.  On this tour we were joined by an English family on holiday and we opted for the last tour of the day.  It all began at 8 PM from El Puerto de Málaga (the Port of Malaga) and it was buzzing.

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Would You Do This For Your Christmas Dinner?

Ahhh Christmas dinner!  That time of year when families come together and celebrate this festive holiday over a large table of food.  Typically, families have their own special traditions, but this year, we are totally throwing tradition out the window.  Why?  Because we’re celebrating our Christmas dinner at Winter Parade.

Winter-Parade-Amsterdam

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8 Day Intensive Spanish Course – Did Alan Survive?

I’ve finished the very intensive Spanish course program which is organized by Diverbo, called Pueblo Español, and it’s time to tell the world about my experience.  The short answer is…I had an excellent time, and it is an incredible Spanish conversation course.

Instead of writing a daily journal type of post, I’m going to cover the highlights of the week.  If you’re interested in improving your Spanish by doing an immersion program, then you’ll want to continue reading.

Curious about trying an intensive Spanish course? We were students with Pueblo Español in Spain and we have something to say about it! Read more on WagoenrsAbroad.com

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