Moving Abroad? How To Select The Country, Town & Make The Move

So you’ve decided you are moving abroad, or even better, you are moving to Spain?

Congratulations!

We are often contacted by Couples, Families and Travelers planning their move to Spain. For some it is open-ended and for others it is for a couple of months, so they follow that Schengen Visa rule.  Either way they ask the same questions:

“How did you choose Spain?”

“How did you choose Almuñécar?”

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Top 10 Posts for 2013 – They May Surprise You

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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!
Top 10 Posts for 2013

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9 Must Follow Credit Card Tips – Chase Sapphire Preferred

When planning our move abroad, to live in Spain, we researched many credit cards and felt that the Chase Sapphire Preferred was the best fit for us and our planned lifestyle.

Chase_SapphireThis is 100% our opinion and we are not being paid or compensated in any way for this.  Being “out there” on the web, many people come across our blog.  Of which, several contact us in one form or another with questions about our experience, what we have done, how did we do it, finances, etc.

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Living Abroad Budget in Spain- Actual Spend (Months 5,6 & 7)

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.  Continue reading

Our Budget for Living Abroad and Reality (First 4 months)

Ok, so we have been away for a few months now and it is time to see where we are with the budget.  A huge part of this trip was planning our budget.  What can we afford?  What kind of lifestyle can we have and for what price?  With countless hours of research, and the help of a few tax calculators prior to departing, we found so many people willing to share their information.  This is what helped us plan our Budget for Living Abroad. Budget_for_Living_Abroad_and_Reality Continue reading

How Can You Afford a Career Break? (Gap Year, Sabbatical, etc)

Time for a Career Break, Gap Year, Sabbatical?This is the question that mystifies most, thus we are regularly asked it in one form or another. Many people don’t like to bring up the subject, especially those we know in the United States. It is socially seen as “impolite” to ask such things, but not in our eyes!  Ask away. Unfortunately, there isn’t a straight forward answer. The best answer I can think of is “We worked very hard, made it a priority, simplified and saved”.

How Can You Afford a Career Break?

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Do you see what I see? (Off in the distance)

Every morning and evening I love to sit on our terrace and just gaze at the sights. Off to the right is nothing but the deep blue of the Mediterranean Sea. Occasionally we will see a cruise ship off in the distance. Other times cargo ships or sailboats.

view in distance Almunecar Spain

 

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Traveling with Electronics

This may be a bit of a “geeky” post, but I wanted to describe the thought processes we went through.  As I’m the Resident Geek in the family, I had some definitive ideas as to how to approach things.  Due to the cost, we wanted to do all of our purchasing in the U.S., as prices in Europe are usually 15% – 20% higher for the same product.

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