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.

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2017 Christmas & New Years Destinations Announced!

You wouldn’t think it would be a difficult task to select our 2017 Christmas destination this year, but we did have a bit of back and forth with several destinations.  We want to thank everyone who made suggestions via comments, email and Facebook.  None of your suggestions will go to waste, but some may have to be for a future trip.  It is a double destination holiday for us, so keep on reading to find out where.

Where will Wagoners Abroad spend 2017 Christmas & New Years? This is the big announcement and Europe wins again! Read more about this traveling family of 4 on WagonersAbroad.com

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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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Look Out Pueblo Español, It’s Alan’s Turn!

Greetings One and All!  As the title suggests, it’s my turn.  “Your turn for what?” you may be asking.  It’s my turn for Pueblo Español!  Heidi went through this intensive Spanish course in June, and now I get to go in November.  How am I feeling about it?  You’ll have to read on to find out.

I'm also planning on attending some intensive Spanish classes the week before Pueblo Español program.  This class will be like a typical classroom setting, and it is also organized by Diverbo, and it will be a good way of helping ramp up my Spanish before I jump into the immersive program.  I will be in the amazing town of Madrid, so I'll be able to experience the local culture.  

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Comparison of Primary School in USA and Spain

Spain education system compared to US. School in Spain - education options for expats. Differences and similarities between schools in Spain and the United States. Read more on WagonersAbroad.com

First let me start by saying that we have a limited source of data for this post. It is just our opinion  and Comparison of the 1 Primary School we attended in USA and the 1 Primary School we are attending in Spain.  This is by no means meant to generalize for a country or even a city/district.

These are just the things we have personally experienced or observed in our own little Wagoner Bubble, with the Spain education system compared to US!  🙂

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1 Day In Vegas – Unique Things You Will Want To Do!

If you only have 1 day in Vegas and want to get out of the main tourist area, then we have some great plans for you!  We spent the majority of the day away from the strip or Fremont Street and wanted to see another side of Las Vegas.  As an added bonus you will also see how we like to give gifts in a unique way.  This was a full day planned to surprise Gma Bev for her 75th Birthday in Vegas!

If you only have 1 Day In Vegas and want to get out of the main tourist area, then we have some great plans for you!  We spent the majority of the day away from the strip or Fremont Street and wanted to see another side of Las Vegas.  As an added bonus you will also see how we like to give gifts in a unique way.  This was a full day planned to surprise Gma Bev for her 75th Birthday in Vegas! Read more on WagonersAbroad.com

 

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48 Hours In Singapore Things To Do With Kids

Singapore is a wonderful place to visit, as it is so clean and organized.  That does however come at a price, so be a bit prepared for a little sticker shock, as Singapore is expensive.  That doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the country for a little bit.  We had a wonderful 48 hours in Singapore with kids.  We want to share what we have learned with you so you can get ideas of things to do in Singapore with kids and a couple of options on where to stay.  These are also great options if you just have 24 hours in Singapore!

Just 48 hours in Singapore, so what can you do with kids? Things to do in Singapore with limited time, perfect for your Singapore itinerary 3 days or less. Read more on WagonersAbroad.com

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How To Take A Mud Bath – Lo Pagan (Mar Menor, Spain)

We ventured to Mar Menor, Spain for the weekend, so we could experience the healing powers of the natural Lo Pagan mud baths!  Lo Pagan Murcia is the place to go and it is easy access from many areas in Spain.  It is about 3 1/2 hours from Almuñécar, 4 hours Northeast of Costa del Sol, 2 1/2 hours South of Valencia and 4 hours Southeast of Madrid.
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