The 7 Best Family Party Games Full Of Amazing Fun!

When I think of the holidays, I always think of fun family party games!  When I was growing up, in a household with 6 kids, every holiday was full of energy, games, and entertainment.  Sometimes we would be out on the driveway playing basketball, or football on the front lawn, but indoors we would always enjoy family games.  Charades, Pictionary, and Trivial Pursuit were always favorites of mine.

The holidays wouldn't be the same without fun family party games! Read more on WagonersAbroad.com

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Long Division Examples For Spain

long division examples in SpainWhen we first moved to Spain, Lars was in the 5th Grade.  We knew at his age it would be a little more challenging to learn Spanish and pick up the other subjects in class.  The one place we were certain, he would excel immediately was in Math.  We figured math would be the same no matter where you are in the world.  You take some numbers and add, subtract, multiply and divide.  How could it be any different?  Well, we were in for a big surprise when it came to math, especially Long Division in Spain!

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Scratch Off Map Of The World – The Best Kid Gift Ever!

The unexpected gift which turned into a magical treasure for Anya, a scratch off map of the world.  Two years ago, on Anya’s 9th birthday, we were invited over to our neighbors for a special homemade dessert to celebrate her birthday.  These are friends we’ve made since living in Spain and we have just connected with them on so many levels.  They are a young couple and had a newborn baby, but we all just connected.
The best kid gift ever! A scratch off map of the world. This is a perfect gift for the traveling kid. Read more on WagonersAbroad.com

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Things To Do In Amsterdam With Kids (or Without)

Over 17 years ago Alan and I fell in love with Amsterdam. We were living in London at the time and Alan needed to come over for business a few times. Of course, I would often come with him and roam the city, while he was working and then we would explore together in the evenings.  Those were the days prior to kids, so we ventured to all parts of the city and tried to experience as much as possible.  Now here we are returning years later with our kids, ages 9 and 12.  The city is just as we remembered.  So,  we thought we would share some things to do in Amsterdam with kids. Amsterdam - Kayak Tour near Anne Frank House Continue reading

Give Them Wings And They Are Off! Lars Goes To Madrid

It can be a tough position being a parent.  As a parent, your first instinct is to protect your child.  Protect them from themselves, protect them from others, and protect them from the realities of how the world actually works.  There are those times when it’s necessary to let them fail; when the consequences of failure means a scraped knee, or ever-so-slightly bruised emotions.  It’s under the guise of control, but letting go is tough.

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The Spanish Education System: Explained

If you’re looking to move to Spain with kids, I bet you want to know more about the Spanish Education System.   Guess what?  This post is just for you!  Did you know that Spain doesn’t have high school?

If you’re looking to move to Spain with kids and want to know more about the Spanish Education System, then this post is for you!

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Christmas in Edinburgh – Adventures With Anya

Hi Guys!!  It’s time for Christmas in Edinburgh!

For the holidays of 2016 we spent Christmas in Edinburgh with my Grandma!  I had such a nice time.  My favorite thing that we did was the Christmas Market rides on Princes Street and the street of lights.  I love things like that.  We also went on a ghost tour, had fun at Edinburgh Castle and played at Camera Obscura.  Everything we did was full of fun, even though it was cold outside.  We even had fun on the Scotch Whisky Experience.

It's Christmas in Edinburgh! Christmas markets, rides & shopping on Princes street. A ghost tour, Camera Obscura, Edinburgh Castle, Loch Ness, Whisky & more
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Segway Valencia – Adventures with Anya

During our 8 week summer road trip, we spent a few days in Valencia.  My mom, brother, and I went on a tour with Segway Valencia.  These are my favorite tours, because we can see so much in only a few hours.
Adventures with Anya Segway Valencia - come along on the adventure through the park and into the city center. Click to read more on WagonersAbroad.com

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The City of Arts and Sciences Valencia Spain

When anyone mentions Valencia the first vision which comes to my mind is always the City of Arts and Sciences.  We think this is a great way for the family to spend the day and if you are on a budget there are some free things to do as well!

City of Arts and Sciences Valencia Spain collage

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