Doesn’t a US citizen need a visa to live in Spain? (Non lucrative visa Spain Process)
You bet! As of today, we are still waiting for our Spanish Resident Visas.
Yes, we can go to many countries for 90 days without a visa, but that just wasn’t long enough for us. We wanted to really immerse ourselves and live there for a while. Back in October of 2011, we began to research our visa options on all of the countries of interest to us. Continue reading →
Singapore is a wonderful place to visit, as it is so clean and organized. That does however come at a price, so be a bit prepared for a little sticker shock, as Singapore is expensive. That doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the country for a little bit. We had a wonderful 48 hours in Singapore with kids. We want to share what we have learned with you so you can get ideas of things to do in Singapore with kids and a couple of options on where to stay. These are also great options if you just have 24 hours in Singapore!
When we started on our journey in August of 2012, we had a plan. That plan was to be away for 18 months or so, and then return to the USA and return to a traditional life. We moved to Spain, went through a couple of honeymoon months. Then into a period of trying to figure out our rhythm and routine in our simplified lifestyle. We cleansed ourselves from all of the material things we collected in our traditional American lifestyle. We were now in new territory and trying to find the path for our family.
As you meander the narrow streets and tree-lined canals of Amsterdam, you can’t help but wonder what it would be like to live here. To experience canal living in Amsterdam, in one of those tall narrow gable houses, each with a unique feel and personality. Better yet, to live on one of the houseboats, which line the canals and get the real feel of the city. That is the picture perfect dream I had over 16 years ago, when Alan and I first visited Amsterdam.
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. So how did we manage to stay in Spain, a member of the Schengen Zone, the entire year without a Schengen Visa? Continue reading →
A friend of ours nominated us to take part in the Adventure contest put on by Southern Cross Travel Insurance. The concept is simple: write a post showcasing a photo collage showing casing what Adventure means to us. Hoping for that grand prize of $2000!