Travel Scams In Paris Pickpockets & More!

First off, I don’t mean to sound negative.  And I don’t want to come off as a snobby tourist, but there’s a few things that happened in Paris that bothered me.  Now these common Paris scams happen in every popular tourist place, but it still bugs me that there are people doing this kind of stuff, and are not actively getting arrested (or their butt’s kicked!).

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How To Move To Spain – Non Lucrative Spanish Visa, Housing, Settling

If you want to move to Spain from the US or any other country, you have come to the right place!  Welcome to Wagoners Abroad Spain Travel Blog.   We have plenty of knowledge about getting a non lucrative visa Spain, as well as living in Spain for more than 6 years!  It can all be overwhelming planning a move to Spain and you will get years of experience from this page and our blog.

Move To Spain - Planning your move to Spain, Best places to live in Spain, Getting a non lucrative Spanish visa to live in Spain, Getting settled in Spain with schools, banks, and more. We have been through the process and have helped hundreds of others through it too. Now is the time to live your dreams and move to Spain. Click to read more on WagonersAbroad.com

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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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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

How to Save Money! – Tip # 5 “Brand Names”

How to Save Money! – Tip# 5 “Brand Names”

So, you have a dream of living life abroad or of taking more vacations, but saving money is holding you back.  Not to worry, we have many money-saving tips that will help that vacation/travel fund grow.  You do have to do a bit of work and show some self-control, but all of these tips help so much.  It is amazing how a little bit here and there can really add up to some $$$ Fat Stacks Yo!

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