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Dad with hands up holding two passports and daughter. Second residency concept.

Why We’ll Do Whatever It Takes To Obtain A Second Residency

The Quest For Our Family’s Backup Residency Continues Talking about second passports and backup residencies is such a niche topic… I’m not used to people being familiar with these concepts when I meet them. If ever I mention that aspect of our business in conversation, I’m used to being met with blank, questioning stares. Since…

Approved Immigration Portugal application form with rubber stamp.

The 7 Best Countries To Get A Residency In 2020

7 Easiest Backup Residencies In The World Today Last week I shared with you the hellscape that is the French residency process (if you missed it, you can catch up here)… but I neglected to set your mind at ease. Because, while some countries make residency difficult and painful to acquire (ahem, France), others make it…

Camilo Beach in Lagos, Algrave, Portugal

Living In The Algarve Where Every Day Feels Like August

Why Portugal’s Algarve Is Hard To Beat Portugal’s Algarve is often called Europe’s most famous secret. This region boasts Europe’s best beaches, golf courses, some of Europe’s friendliest folk, and Western Europe’s lowest cost of living. It’s also Europe’s newest tax haven. Today, as we gear up for our first ever Live and Invest in Europe…

The Agarve, Portugal

Portugal’s Incredible Story: One Of The Biggest Empires

Once A World Player, Now A Little-Known Safe Haven Picture a chain of historic and charming small towns strung together by a single-lane highway, people walking or biking along, passing roadside stands offering fresh fruit at unbeatable prices (3 euros for a 5-pound bag of oranges!). The weather is warm, and blossoming vines grow over…

The Algarve, Portugal

What Everyone Must Know About Algarve, Portugal Beaches

Head Here For Old World Charm And Spectacular Beaches For my birthday a couple of years back, I planned a week-long trip to Portugal, which included a few days taking part in our 2019 Live and Invest in Portugal Conference… Before getting to work there, though, Harry and I spent a few days in a…

algarve cliffs portugal

Retire To The Algarve For A Stable Climate Year-Round

Going Where The Weather Suits Your Clothes… As much of the world settles into a winter chill this month, fireplaces crackle and mugs of warm drinks steam… Personally, I’m enjoying my first autumn in eight years. Life in Panama, ever-hot and humid, didn’t allow for many of my favorite things in life—the smell of leaves…

waiting in line at the eu. Avoid the lines with a second residency or citizenship

All The Info You Need For A Second Residency Or Citizenship

The Trials And Tribulations Of (Trying) To Plan Your Plan B When my husband and I moved to Paris, the only real motivating factor was that we wanted to live in the city. I’d wanted to move back since I left at 18, and Harry was looking forward to a change of pace from Panama,…

Colorful houses in the Lisbon sunshine

Read This If You’re Thinking Of Buying Or Renting In Portugal

Portugal, Then And Now As one of the most unassuming countries of Europe today, it’s easy to forget the power trip that Portugal enjoyed for centuries… I’ve spent so much time in Spanish colonial cities in my life, but I’ve still not been to Brazil. I didn’t make it to Goa while in India either.…

Array of different tinned fishes in Portugal

The Ultimate Portugal Info In Our 2019 Home Conference Kit

So Long, Portugal, And Thanks For All The Fish  Don’t judge a country by its food. Or, at least, by the first dish you experience. On my first day in Portugal I feared that the Mediterranean diet wouldn’t be for me. The Portuguese seem to eat nothing but meat… and often in a hardy form.…

La Marais restaurant in Paris on a spring day.

Back In Paris, But For How Long? My Life As A Serial Expat

Secret Diary Of A Dragged-Overseas Expat  After almost 12 years away, I’m finally back in France. But just how long I’ll get to stay this time is anybody’s guess. You’d be forgiven for calling me a serial expat. But, I was born into it, rather than choosing that path for myself…