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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Should You Buy Travel Insurance?

So you are planning a trip for a week or a year and that dreaded question comes up.  Should you buy travel insurance?  This is really a personal choice for each and every person.  When we traveled Southeast Asia for 10 months, we opted to buy travel insurance.  We wanted to be sure we were covered for the unexpected.  We’ve heard many stories of people having accidents and wishing they had travel insurance.  We can only hope every day is a peaceful day.
So you are planning a trip for a week or a year and that dreaded question comes up. Should you buy travel insurance? This is really a personal choice for each and every person. Waterfall and Scooter gorgeous sunset

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How to Travel Across Europe (The Cheap Way)

Have you always dreamed of exploring the European continent? With so many vastly different countries in a relatively small geographic area, Europe calls to the explorer in each of our hearts. But as you’re daydreaming about sipping your latte from a balcony in Positano, you get a notification from your bank and quickly snap back to reality. Traveling across Europe can be expensive. How can you save money while you travel in Europe?

Marques de Riscal hotel La Rioja Spain

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Renting A Car In Spain Tips & Frequently Asked Questions

Living and driving in Spain for the past six years has turned us into road warriors and of course driving in Spain gurus.  We have purchased 2 cars, sold one car and we are well above the count of 20 when it comes to car rentals cars in Spain.  For almost a year, we rented cars regularly, when we didn’t own a car.  We have also flown to other parts of Spain and then rented a car for our vacation.  Not to mention the many visitors and blog readers we have helped with renting a car in Spain.  So I guess we do have a bit of experience on the matter.  Let’s cover the most frequently asked questions for your car rental Spain.

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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

10 Free Things To Do In Porto with Kids (Oporto Portugal)

Yes, I did say Free Things To Do in Porto with kids!  We had a wonderful time visiting Porto, Portugal (aka Oporto).   It was so thrilling to find so many free activities for the kids, we thought we would dedicate an entire post just to that.  I am sure there are more free things to do in Porto out there, but we didn’t have time to enjoy them all.

10 Free Things To Do In Porto with kids! Yes, I did say Free Things to do in Porto Portugal! We were so thrilled to find so many free activities for the kids, we thought we would share them with you. Read more on WagonersAbroad.com

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How to Save Money! – Tip # 6 (Saving Money While on Vacation)

When it comes to tips on saving money while on vacation, we’ve done it all before.  We try to avoid taxis when getting from A to B.  The biggie is to avoid eating out near major touristic attractions, we prefer the quick on the go street food.  We just don’t buy souvenirs, but if you must, avoid making the purchase at the airport.  Ask the locals for help in finding off the beaten path areas and places to eat.  The list goes on and on.   Continue reading