Ships Passing – One Downside To A Travel Lifestyle

Each night, we sit in our living room and have a spectacular view of the Mediterranean Sea.  While it is dark, off in the distance we see lights passing by.  These are often cruise ships or some other type of ship making their way from one place to another.  It is also symbolic of our daily life and our travel lifestyle.

Ships Passing - One Downside To A Travel Lifestyle.  After 3 years with a travel lifestyle, we are touched by all of those we have met along the way. No matter how brief our encounter, good-bye is difficult. Read more on

Continue reading

Next Up For Wagoners Abroad – Decision Made!

Bamboo Train Battambang Cambodia

Having fun in Southeast Asia! The Bamboo Train Battambang Cambodia

As we mentioned previously, we have been trying to figure out what to do next.  You can read all about it in our recent post.  Decisions, Decisions – What’s Next For Wagoners Abroad?  So now it is time to let you in on the plan, but first let me tell you how we got there. Continue reading

Watch A 2nd Grade Class Interview Lars & Anya

Lars_&_Anya_Interview_about_life_in_Spain  -   Wagoners Abroad - An American family travel blog, sharing our experiences living in Spain for 19 months.

Wagoners Abroad – An American family travel blog, sharing our experiences living in Spain for 19 months.

Just about every day we are contacted by someone who reads our blog or happened to just discover us.  Many times it is someone with some questions about moving to Spain, taking a sabbatical, a vacation or requesting an interview.  We are tapped into for all types of pointers and advice and we love it.  A couple of weeks ago we received a very special kind of contact and it was someone who found us via our YouTube Channel.  She happened upon Wagoners Abroad and our Lars and Anya Interviews.  Here is what she said: Continue reading

No Schengen Visa Needed For Wagoners Abroad!

So I am sure some of you are asking,  “What the heck is a Schengen Visa?”  While others are well aware of it and the limitations.  Just to be brief the Schengen Visa is an agreement between 25 countries (22 European Union states and 3 non-EU members).  A Schengen Visa allows the holder to travel freely within the Schengen countries for a maximum stay of up to 90 days in a 6 month period, thus avoiding the hassle and expense of obtaining individual visas for each country.  So how did we manage to stay in Spain, a member of the Schengen Zone, the entire year without a Schengen Visa?
Wagoners Abroad 2013 Travel no Schengen Visa Continue reading

A Typical Day Before Moving To Spain & After Living In Spain

What do you do all day?Many of you keep asking “What do you guys do all day?” We don’t currently have paid jobs, so what could we possibly do to keep busy and prevent us from being bored?  I know it is difficult to believe we are Not Working, but in a sense we really are.  To be honest, we wonder where the time goes and still think that there is not enough time in the day.  We also wish that money grew on trees, but nothing wrong with being dreamers right?    Continue reading

5 Free Car Games For Your Family Road Trip!


We are a family of four from North Carolina and have taken countless road trips and airplane trips since the kids were born.  Our kids are now 8 and 10 years old and love travel games.  Over the years we have figured out how to make Family Road Trips “smooth sailing” and keep the entire family laughing too.  Don’t tell the kids, but they are also being educated at the same time with these car games.  If they knew this, they wouldn’t play the “games”.  We can modify all of these new bingo games to suit our international travel as well.

5 Free Car Games - Your kids will love these travel games for your road trip. Read more on

Continue reading

How are the kids doing in school after their 1st trimester?

American Expat Kids in a Spanish Public SchoolWell, it’s finally here.  We’ve had test scores here, graded papers there, but today was the first concrete evidence of how the teachers think our kids are doing.  In short, they kicked some serious butt!  I’ll get to the details in a bit, but Heidi and I are extremely proud of the kids. Continue reading