How We Managed Moving to Spain With Five Pets

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In 2017, the year we retired, we sold our home in Salem, Oregon, sold or donated the bulk of our accumulated possessions, packed up five pets, and set out for Spain by way of Wisconsin.

With some luck and a lot of family discussion time, we made it through the rookie rough spots.  Along the way, we’ve learned an awful lot about ourselves, about our capacity to make naive mistakes and, fortunately,  our capacity to recover from them.

So what does it take to move abroad?   Keep reading to find out what worked, what didn't and how you can do a better job of it.

2021 Update: A lot of our information is probably fairly dated (especially the visa process), on the other hand, there are still plenty of good insights that anyone who contemplates relocating to Europe may find useful.

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