Why Alentejo’s coast is tempting us from the Algarve!

Known as the bread basket of Portugal, the Alentejo is known for its farms and vineyards. It’s also got a gorgeous coastline, with some of Europe’s best (and secret) beaches. This paradise is one of the best value places to buy in Portugal, too. While house prices are booming in Lisbon and the Algarve, the Alentejo is 5.8% down on its peak levels.

5 places to buy within an hour of Athens

Athens may be one of the greatest cities of the world, but living there can be a little frenetic! So where offers the best of both worlds – countryside, seaside, and a base near the city? Long-term expat in Athens, Lynne Evans has a few suggestions.

Italy auctions off its palaces

The Italian government is selling off a selection of its state-owned properties in an ambitious plan to raise €1.2billion. Most exciting are the buildings of historic interest and those in prime city centre locations. 

Building a swimming pool in Portugal

Found the perfect property in Portugal but it lacks a certain something? Like a swimming pool? Don’t worry, if you have the space and the planning permission, installing a swimming pool in your home in Portugal isn’t too difficult. Here is what you need to do.

Can you sponsor your partner to move to Canada?

If you have a job offer to work in Canada but you want to move with a partner or children, you’ll be pleased to know that it is possible for them to join you, as long as you meet certain requirements. The government is particularly welcoming of new talent from overseas, and that includes families. Here’s how you can sponsor your partner to move to Canada.

Top ski resorts for the 2019/20 season

There’s a hint of winter in the air and the first dustings of snow have been reported in the Alps. The build-up to the new ski season is always an exciting time for winter sports fans, especially if you’re in the market to buy your own ski pad. If you’re unsure about which resort to focus on, here are some nuggets from the French Alps.