We are often asked about our Spain cost of living compared to the USA. You know, the cost of daily life, to just live and do what you want to do. This was a question that came to us in our post – What Do You Want To Know or Have Us Show?
Before moving to Spain, we thought that the cost of living in Europe was going to be expensive. Of course we had our doubts that we would be able to live on the budget we set for our family of 4. We made it happen and with the right choices you can too. From 2012 to 2020!
Why come to Costa Tropical Spain? Where is that? Everyone knows about the coasts with the big cities Costa Blanca, Costa del Sol, Costa Dorada (Alicante, Malaga, Barcelona, Valencia), but not many know about Costa Tropical. That’s why it’s one of the best places to live in Spain! Shhh, don’t tell anyone! With coast, mountains, sea, mild winters, and more.
I can’t believe how fast time is flying by. Anyway, I am the one in the family with the itchy feet to explore, discover and move about. The rest of the family can give or take it at this point. Today happens to be Leap Day, but also a school holiday for the kids. With determination and a little of “We are all going”, we went to find the Roman Bridge in town. (originally published in 2016)
I know you are curious about the cost of things in Spain, as that is a popular question we are often asked. I thought we would show you a little here an there about our Spain food costs. If you have any other curiosities, feel free to ask us and we will be glad to share with you. Continue reading →
For 6 years we have been spoiled with the view from our terrace in Almunecar Spain. Of course along the way we have shared that view via video and photos with you. Today we have somewhat of a special treat to share. Something we’ve been saying we were going to do for years and now we’ve done it! Well, I asked Alan to set it all up and he did it! Today you get to see what we see! With nearly 20 hours of our view in just minutes of video experience a busy summer’s day, from sunrise to sunset!
For our staycation on the Costa Tropical, there is no shortage of Almuñécar summer activities to choose from. Yep, we are staying local for the summer and enjoying all of the normal summer fun, with a mask!
We have 2 Wagoner Graduates in 2020, even though the kids are 2 1/2 years apart in age and a 2-year gap in school! Knowing this at the beginning of the year was very exciting. We were looking forward to all of the traditions and events that coincided with graduation. Then everything changed…
It recently hit home for me that our kids have their own lives, which we parents don’t really know much about. Yes, we are raising kids in Spain, but does that make a difference? Would our teens and our choices have been similar if we weren’t in Spain? We had a list of goals when moving to Spain and one of those was to ensure the kids were able to adapt to change. Now I’m wondering if I need the lesson on adapting to change.
It’s tough to believe that 20 years ago, Heidi and I got married on Baker Beach in San Francisco. 20 years! So obviously, this post is about our 20th wedding anniversary, and the amazing day that Heidi planned for us. Long story short…it was awesome!
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