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.

Non- EU and Americans Obtaining A Spanish Drivers License

For many non-EU citizens, including the UK and Americans, obtaining a Spanish drivers license can be 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.

Americans Getting a Drivers License in Spain. We share the entire process to obtain a Spanish Drivers License, including the process, costs and more. Read more on WagonersAbroad.com

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Golden Visa Spain Residency In A Snap

For the last 5 years or so, we’ve helped hundreds of people (individuals, couples, and families) relocate to Spain using the Non-Lucrative or Retirement Visas.  Recently, we’ve been getting asked more about a relatively new visa program:  The Golden Visa Spain.  While this may sound like something out of Willy Wonka, it’s really a fantastic program for those who are interested in obtaining long-term residence in Spain.  In some ways, it’s much easier to obtain, and there are fewer restrictions for those who obtain the Golden Visa.  So let’s get into it!

The Golden Visa Spain, provides you with fast and easy access to residency in Spain! Visa details, including the option of buying a property in Spain. Read more on WagonersAbroad.com

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Sailing Charter in Costa Tropical

Greetings One and All.  I must be the luckiest guy on the planet.  “Why?” you ask?  Because I get to do super cool stuff and then write about it.  So what’s on tap today?  A Sailing charter in Costa Tropical!  And if you’re one of those impatient types who want to skip ahead, well then yes, we had a great time!

A luxuruy sailing charter in Costa Tropical Spain, from the Marina del Este in La Herradura. Sailing the Med, kayaks, paddle boards, food and drinks too! Read more on Almunecarinfo.com

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Non Lucrative Visa Spain – Your Gateway to Europe

If you’re looking for an excellent way to travel throughout Europe without having to worry about the Schengen Area visa restrictions, then obtaining the Non-Lucrative Visa from Spain is an excellent choice.  If you are moving to Spain from the US, this will allow Spain to be your gateway to Europe.

Obtain the Non lucrative visa Spain and let that be your gateway to Europe! For a family gap year, retirement or just a move, it can be done! Read more on WagonersAbroad.com

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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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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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Residency In Portugal For Non EU Citizens

We’ve written and consulted quite a bit about U.S. citizens retiring to Spain.  Recently, due to a lot of positive press, more and more people are asking us about the process of moving to Portugal and residency in Portugal.  This post will take a 30,000 foot (9144 meter) view of the process.  The great news is that it’s much easier than the Spanish residency process.  Let’s dig in!

It looks like the newest trend is moving to Portugal. It seems to be easier for residency in Portugal and they allow expats to work. Read more on WagonersAbroad.com

 

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Calling the USA from Spain Options To Save

As nice as it is in Spain, sometimes you just want to call home and have a chat with friends or family.  This post will cover calling the USA from Spain.  It’s surprising how many options there are, so let’s dig in.

As nice as it is in Spain, sometimes you just want to call home and have a chat with friends or family.  This post will cover calling the USA from Spain.  It's surprising how many options there are, so let's dig in. Read more on WagonersAbroad.com

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Travel Scams In Paris Pickpockets & More!

First off, I don’t mean to sound negative.  And I don’t want to come off as a snobby tourist, but there’s a few things that happened in Paris that bothered me.  Now these common Paris scams happen in every popular tourist place, but it still bugs me that there are people doing this kind of stuff, and are not actively getting arrested (or their butt’s kicked!).

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