About Heidi

Heidi has a passion for travel and has been exploring the world with her husband and 2 kids, since August 2012. She’s visited more than 50 countries and loves to write about their family adventures, mishaps and costs. She has been an inspiration to others wanting to live their dreams. Her travel tips, planning posts, cost breakdowns, accommodation, and product reviews are also very popular. Her current home base is in Spain.

Where’s The Best European Christmas Vacation?

It’s that time of year again and we are starting to plot and plan to create the best European Christmas vacation.  This time we are looking for a little input from you as well.  We will share our circumstances and requirements with you, as well as what is currently on the table for choices.  Feel free to comment on our choices or add more to the list for us!

It's that time of year again and we are starting to plot and plan to create the best European Christmas vacation.  It will be amazing with your help. Read more on WagonersAbroad.com

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5 Years In Spain – How Long Can We Stay on the Non Lucrative Visa?

It’s been 5 years in Spain!  Exactly 6 years ago the seed was planted.  Alan and I were chatting over dinner and I brought up the idea of us quitting our jobs and traveling for a year.  Alan’s first reaction was “You are crazy!”.  Okay, so tell me something I didn’t already know.  I let him digest the thought and showed that others were successful with the process and we could be too.

Living 5 Years In Spain - How Long Can We Stay on the Non Lucrative Visa?

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A Must See In Spain, Visit Barcelona

Barcelona is a vibrant Spanish city filled with culture. Whether you’re visiting for business or pleasure, there’s plenty to see and do. In fact, there’s simply too much to fit into one article. With the help of Nestpick, a search aggregator for mid to long-term rentals, we have put together a round-up of the top attractions . Don’t forget to check out their site if you are thinking of moving to the Catalan capital!  We have loads of information, whether you plan to move to the city or just visit Barcelona.

A Barcelona Travel Guide with things to do, best area to stay in Barcelona. Whether you plan to move to the city or just visit Barcelona, take a look. Read more on WagonersAbroad.com

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How Do You Make Money Online? Career Break to Travel Lifestyle

As you know, our move to Spain started with a career break, taking a sabbatical, planning a family gap year, or whatever you want to call it.  After 5 years of travel, it has now officially turned into a travel lifestyle.  Yes, we now have the lifestyle of the open-ended traveler with a home base in Spain.

  • How did you go from Career Break to Lifestyle?
  • How do you make money online?  (C’mon this is the real question you want answered, right?)
  • When are you returning to the USA?

From A Career Break To A Travel Lifestyle - after 3+ years of travel, how Do We Keep It Going? Read more on WagonersAbroad.com

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19 Creative Gift Ideas For The Holidays Or Any Occasion

As we are a traveling family living in Spain, space is of great importance to us.  We try very hard not to collect too many material “things” as we want to keep our belongings to a minimum.  We have decided to share a Creative Gifts Guide.  These are great gift ideas for the person who has everything and we even provide you fun and creative ways to give a gift!

A creative Gifts Guide, which are perfect as Christmas gifts for friends or family Christmas gifts. It doesn’t have to stop there, they are also ideal for that gift exchange or great gift ideas for the person who has everything. Read more on WagonersAbroad.com

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Driving in Spain and Spanish Road Signs

Driving in Spain and Spanish Road Signs, All of the tips are provided for you with many resources for your time in Spain. Read more on WagonersAbroad.comAs you know, we have been living in Spain for a few years, and during that time we have done our fair share of driving.  I remember when we first arrived and trying to figure out the rules of the road.  Coming from the United States, there were plenty of things that were familiar, but many others that just made us wonder, or look up the answer on the internet.  We have welcomed several visitors to Spain and it has been fun driving around with them.  It is fun hearing their thoughts on driving in Spain as well the meaning of road signs or street markings.  Did you know we have a Zebra, Giraffe and Jellyfish crossing?  What about the Poo Stop or Ninja’s on the loose?

 

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Things To Do In Madrid With Kids – Explore Spain!

When traveling to a big destination hot spot like Madrid, Spain, it’s best to have a plan to enjoy and maximize your time as there is so much to see.  We have visited Madrid a few times and each visit has been just a couple of nights as we are passing through.  You can easily get lost in a big city like Madrid, so try to plan things out via the public transportation. Here are a few things to do in Madrid with kids that we’ve enjoyed and would like to share with you.

Are you looking for things to do in Madrid with Kids? Make you vacation to Madrid and experience and enjoy lasting memories with Spanish food and fun. Read more on WagoenrsAbroad.com

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8 Creative Ways To Give A Gift – No Ordinary Wrapping Allowed

8 Unique and Creative Ways to Give a Gift, No Wrapping Allowed. You can wrap those odd shaped or over sized gifts. No problem to be creative about giving money or a gift card, these will make the giving fun. Read more on WagonersAbroad.com

Alan and I have been married for nearly 17 years and we love to one up each other on creative ways to give a gift.  These ideas are perfect for the “little to no footprint gifts“.  We know it may seem a bit boring to just hand someone an envelope with a gift card or money inside.  That’s not quite an elaborate presentation to build up excitement.  Not to worry, we have some creative ways to give money gifts or any gift for that matter.

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9 Useful Tips For Renting A Car In Spain

I don’t know why, but it seems for the past few weeks many of you want to know more about renting a car in Spain.  I find it odd, as the high tourist season is over, but we are happy to respond and do our best to answer your questions.  Of course each person asks a slightly different question, but all relating to a rental car in Spain.  Of course when things like this happen, what do we do?  We compile all of our info into a post and share it on the blog, this way we have an easy link to point people to in the future.

Car Hire in Spain - Tips and Tricks for your rental car. Read more on WagonersAbroad.com

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