Your Portuguese home from home

Some of us want to immerse ourselves in Portugal and get as far away from fellow Brits, Americans, Germans and other expats as possible. And some want to join a friendly bunch and become part of the international community. You can do either very easily in Portugal. This article is for those who prefer Portuguese homes where you can probably speak to your neighbours in English! So, where should you start your search?

5 of the best Greek islands for sailing

Greek island hopping is on many people’s bucket lists. Whether in your own boat or a rental, there really is no better way to explore and enjoy the islands than by sea. If you’re a keen sailor, then you may also be wondering where to buy property to use as a base for regular sailing holidays in Greece.

Buying in Greece, your property, visa and legal questions answered

Travel to Greece is back again, with budget airlines close to their usual summer schedules and the sun shining on half-full resorts from Ithaca to Evia. But can we buy there, can we move there, what do we need for a golden visa or retirement visa and what’s happened to prices? We asked two experts on buying in Greece your top questions, as sent in to us at

Where and how to volunteer in Spain

Have you considered volunteering in Spain? Not only is it a highly rewarding and enriching experience, but it is a great way to meet new people, settle into your new life and can even help you to improve your Spanish.

5 of the best holiday home locations in Northern Costa Blanca

Costa Blanca has always been a popular destination for holidaymakers and international buyers. With 200 kilometres of coastline, around 320 days of sunshine a year and a wonderful variety of towns and cities, it’s easy to see why. Whether you want to be a short hop from the airport surrounded by fellow internationals or immersed in the midst of traditional Spain, you’ll find what you’re looking for here.

Could you live in one of Italy’s National Parks?

Imagine living in a national park in Italy, surrounded by nature and all its wild beauty. Where you can hear birds singing and marvel at the spectacular scenery, right on your doorstep. A place where going out for a walk takes you up mountains, through forests, past waterfalls and wildflower meadows.