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The Best Places to Live in Spain for Expats

Spain has always been a favourite destination for tourists. Its Mediterranean climate, its food and its culture all staking a claim to make it the most desirable country in Europe. A short while ago we gave you the pros and cons of expat life in Spain. Should you have now made your decision, you may be wanting to find where in Southern Europe’s largest country you should live. Spain has a population of just under 50 million, of which close to 13% is ... Read more

The Pros and Cons of Expat Life in Spain

Spain is a very popular destination for expats in Europe. The country has a lot to offer, with sunny weather, spectacular landscapes, and a laidback lifestyle. But like any country, Spain also has its downsides. It’s important for anyone thinking of moving to Spain to weigh up both sides before committing to moving. Pros of Expat Life in Spain Cost of Living The cost of living in Spain is generally quite low, especially when compared to other European countries. Even in major cities, public ... Read more

The World’s Best Public Transport Systems

If you’re traveling to a new place and want to explore everything it has to offer, you’ll want to be able to get around quickly, efficiently and safely.  Below are the places which have been deemed to have some of the best public transport systems in the world, with affordable buses, punctual trains and easy-to-navigate metros. Singapore A recent report showed that Singapore had the highest passenger satisfaction rate in the world, with 86% of people happy with the public transport in the ... Read more

What Are the Best Volunteer Programmes in Europe?

Each year, thousands of people travel to Europe to take part in volunteer programmes across the continent. As lockdown restrictions begin to ease, more travellers can visit their chosen country to volunteer in activities like teaching, conservation, childcare, construction or working with animals. We’ve found the best volunteer programmes in Europe, so you can see the world whilst also contributing to the community. Marine conservation in Spain It’s predicted that by 2025, there could be more plastic than fish in the sea. This ... 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

Are British expats seeking permanent residency in other countries because of Brexit?

The answer is, yes. A survey has concluded that 34% of British expats are already planning on saying goodbye to their home country due to Britain’s looming EU exit. After moving abroad over a third of British Expats have said they are already in the process of or are planning to seek citizenship or permanent residency in another country because of Brexit. In addition to this over half of British citizens that are currently living elsewhere are worried about their citizenship rights ... Read more

10 of the Strangest Traditions from Around the World

From scrambled egg festivals to monkey buffets, it’s safe to say that there are some rather weird and wonderful traditions that take place around the world. Here’s a list of just 10 of the most bizarre cultural practices from around the globe that are still carried out today:   La Tomatina, Spain First up is La Tomatina, the largest tomato fight in the world. It’s not quite known how it came about but there are many theories surrounding it. One of the most popular is ... Read more

Is Spain more than a Retiree Destination?

Spain has firmly established itself as one of the top retirement destinations for British Expats, but our Mediterranean neighbours have an abundance to offer all intrepid travellers seeking a different lifestyle overseas and it isn’t only retirees who are deciding to make Spain their home. Famous for so much more than being a retirement destination, Spain is a rich and diverse country, known for its fashion, architecture, history, food and drink, culture, music and the arts. The beautiful landscapes of Spain continue to ... Read more

No-Deal Brexit Could See Expats Lose Free Healthcare

With such uncertainty still surrounding Brexit, it remains difficult for British expats living in the EU to know for sure what the situation will be on Friday 29th March 2019.  Will there be a deal or won’t there? That’s really all any of us want to know. The situation is extremely concerning for UK citizens who have made EU countries such as Spain and France their home for many years. A number of British expats are pensioners that rely on NHS reimbursements ... Read more

Reassurance for British Expats Living in Spain

Brits living in Spain have understandably felt much uncertainty about the potential impact Brexit may have on their expat lives. Since the referendum, a large proportion of concerned British expats have even reluctantly considered returning home. As one of the most popular countries in Europe for Brits to retire to, it is thought to be home to more than 300,000 British nationals. With so much to offer – climate, lifestyle, quality schools, relaxation and a slower pace of life – it's clear ... Read more
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