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.Continue reading
Why come to Costa Tropical Spain? Where is that? Everyone knows about the coasts with the big cities Costa Blanca, Costa del Sol, Costa Dorada (Alicante, Malaga, Barcelona, Valencia), but not many know about Costa Tropical. That’s why it’s one of the best places to live in Spain! Shhh, don’t tell anyone! With coast, mountains, sea, mild winters, and more.
Updated: It’s all still true as of March 2022!
We lived along the beautiful southern coast of Spain from August 2012, with a trip to Asia in the mix too. In Spain, we live in a small town named Almuñécar and we use this as our home base to explore more of Europe as well. We kept track of every expenditure along the way the first couple of year and have shared our cost of living in Spain with you. This page is a compilation of our expenses in Spain and how much it really costs for our family of 4 to live in Spain. We have more recent updates included too.
Can you believe we have been expats in Spain for 18 months?! It is absolutely amazing how fast the time has flown by. We are in “just normal life” here and for us Almuñécar has been the best place to live in Spain. No matter where we travel, upon return, our choice is validated with that comfortable feeling of home.
By choice, I have been out of paid work since May of 2012 and Alan has been since July 2012. Yes, that is when we quit our fantastic corporate jobs and sold almost all of our belongings. That is when we decided we were going to temporarily “retire”, take a sabbatical, a mini retirement and have the life of leisure. Oh yes, and we were going to up and move to Spain too, to enjoy life. It was our dream to once again live overseas and we knew we had to take destiny into our own hands to make it happen. That is when many people thought we were crazy to give up our home, our security our storybook suburban life.
August 26, 2012 – We sold it all, each packed up a suitcase and back pack and moved to Spain!
We just wanted to share with you our Top 10 posts for the year. There was a tie for number 10, so you will see 11 listed. We have had a great year and we love keeping track of it all on Wagoners Abroad. We have an important milestone coming up on Monday, so stay tuned for a bigger trip down memory lane. We can’t thank you enough for following along, commenting, interacting, contacting us and supporting us. You make all of the hard work that goes into blogging worth it. Thanks!
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.
Please see this Schengen area day calculator, to ensure you don’t go over the 90 days in a 180 day rule.
So how did we manage to stay in Spain, a member of the Schengen Zone, the entire year without a Schengen Visa?
We are an American family of 4 living in Almuñécar, Spain. We hope you enjoy Episode 05 of Wagoner TV for kids, of kids and a little of the parents too. I am even briefly in the video. Yes, you have all mentioned you need to see me more. I like being behind the scenes, but you will start to see me more. Continue reading
We are now in our 8th month and it’s time to provide you an overview/summary of our Budget in Spain and our actual spend this Quarter. This post happens to cover months five, six and seven or Quarter 1 of 2013.