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The 7 Best Eco-Friendly Cities in Europe

Cities all over Europe are taking steps to be more eco-friendly. If you’re interested in sustainable travel, below are some of the greenest cities on the continent. Lahti, Finland Lahti might not be the most well-known city on the list, but it was recently named the European Green Capital 2021. Located 60 miles north of Helsinki, it has taken actions to become the first carbon-neutral city in Finland, by 2025. The city stopped using coal in 2019 and has since used recycled fuel ... Read more

What Expats In Portugal Need To Know About Brexit

If you’re currently an expat residing in Portugal, you’re probably wondering what you need to know to secure residence benefits, currency flexibility and avoid higher taxation on UK assets and pensions when Brexit takes full effect? Although we’re still unsure as to what the UK’s new relationship with the EU is going to be, we do have a bit more clarity around Brexit now, at least until the end of the transition period on the 31st December 2020. So, if you’re an expat ... Read more

The Cheapest Expat Locations for 2020

It’s about time you lived your dream. Quit your job, move abroad and enjoy life in a country where it costs so little to live that you might not even need to work at all. If you’re thinking of making 2020 the year that you take the plunge and relocate to a different country, then our guide to the cheapest places to live around the globe might help you make your decision on where to go. Portugal Portugal is way out in front as ... Read more

The Ups and Downs of Expat Life in Portugal

Living abroad is an exciting concept and there are so many reasons to consider taking the plunge. Whether you’re moving abroad for a new job, better schooling, to retire, following a loved one or just because you want a new adventure, living in a different country lets you experience it in a totally different way. Yes, you will get all the exciting benefits of living somewhere other than your home country but unlike a holiday you won’t only get the good ... Read more

Which Country Should You Retire To in 2018?

International Living revealed their best places to retire in the world at the start of this year. Their Annual Global Retirement Index analyses countries based on a wide variety of criteria, including residency options, cost of living, climate and property options. Transport, local governance and internet connectivity are also taken into consideration. 10th  – Peru With a low cost of living and 1,500 miles of unspoilt coastline from Ecuador to Chile, Peru is a popular choice for expats this year. It is easy ... Read more

Investigating 5 of Europe’s Promising City Locations

London, Paris, Rome. Europe is famed for its cultural cities and countless tourists pilgrimage to these famed destinations every year. Whilst this is great for tourism in these cities, there are some often overlooked European cities that are equally as beautiful, equally as cultural, and equally as steeped in history. Would you consider one of the below for your next adventure? Split, Croatia Croatia, as a whole, has risen in popularity as a holiday destination and potential expat hive over the past few ... Read more

The 7 Best Cities Around the World for Freelancers

Having the freedom to be your own boss and work on a variety of different projects is extremely attractive to some. Furthermore, the ability to access everything digitally and work remotely means you do not need to be stuck in your home office, let alone your country of birth, if you choose otherwise. Being self-employed abroad can be a financial gamble for newbies, but there are some countries where things are looking rosy for digital nomads. Lisbon, Portugal The Portuguese capital, Lisbon is creative ... Read more

5 of Europe’s Most Beautiful National Parks

Paris, Venice, London. Europe is home to some of the most enchanting and cultured cities on the planet. Although these concrete jungles are rich with experiences, from shopping to cuisine, there are also an unfathomable array of landscapes enticing visitors from every corner of the globe. Peneda-Geres National Park, Portugal Known simply as Geres, Portugal’s only national park is over 300 million years old. The Iberian Peninsula was crushed against Europe, fusing together and creating part of Portugal’s mountainous northern border with Spain. Geres ... Read more

Booking a Holiday? Here’s Where Your Money Will Go Furthest….

Thanks to global currency changes, visiting the same holiday destination as you did last year could cost you considerably more – or less – than it did in 2015. For example Sterling is worth less against the Euro than any time in the last year, meaning that European holidays are likely to cost you more. As a result its likely that trips, eating out and buying souvenirs are likely to cost you considerably more than last year. That is, of course, unless you've still got a ... Read more

Best European Holiday Destinations Revealed

In late summer every year the tourism industry gathers for one of the world’s most glamorous and glitzy awards ceremonies. We refer not to the Oscars or the Baftas, but the World Travel Awards. The hotly-contested awards are designed to “acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence” in the travel and tourism industry. But besides all the bonhomie and backslapping, the awards also provide an opportunity for world travellers to identify some of the top destinations, hotels and travel companies in existence. There are a ... Read more
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