Pancake Day Around the World


With pancake day coming up on the 25th of February, we thought it would be the perfect time to share our knowledge on how Shrove Tuesday is celebrated around the world so that those of you that are travelling can join in with the celebrations!

But first, where does the tradition come from in the first place? We eat pancakes all of the time, but why specifically on this day every year?

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Valentine’s Competition 2020 – Terms and Conditions


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Look to Le Marche for a serene Italian getaway


Our theme for this month is Italy, which may or may not have been sparked by us learning that this Sunday (9th) is National Pizza Day.

When we think of pizza, our imaginations (and our taste buds) take us back to our time in Rome, where we experienced the doughy delight authentically for the first time. What we remember is that it was delicious and nothing like the pizza we have in the UK!

So we’ve been thinking about what makes Italy such an attractive country for holidaymakers and those wanting to move abroad. If you look past the busy popular tourist destinations such as Rome and Tuscany, there are peaceful gems that go unlooked.

Le Marche
Look to Le Marche for a serene Italian getaway
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Why Now Might be the Perfect Time to Buy EU Property


We’re leaving the EU. Britain will no longer be part of the single largest trading bloc on the planet. Our government is about to begin negotiating trade deals with Australia, The USA and other countries around the world. Doesn’t seem like a good time to be investing in property in Europe does it? But think again, we’re here to explain why things might not be as simple as they seem.

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How to find the perfect holiday home


It may be love at first sight. You may have had no intention of purchasing a holiday home, yet, here you are, looking at photos on an overseas estate agency website, picturing yourself relaxing by the pool. But, as with any major purchase, you shouldn’t rush into property investment.

How to find the perfect holiday home
How to find the perfect holiday home
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Visiting your holiday home over Christmas? Top tips for moving back into previously empty property


With the Christmas season finally upon us, many of you will be taking the time off to visit your holiday homes and villas overseas. The perks of having a second home to call your own are immeasurable, and being able to visit whenever you like, without booking accommodation is priceless. But generally speaking, the one downside, when compared to hotels and managed holiday lets such as Airbnb, is that there’s nobody to look after the place when you aren’t there.

Top tips for moving back into previously empty property
Empty holiday homes require checking over

Whenever you leave your holiday home, you leave it in the hands of fate. Neighbours may be able to watch over, but things can still slip past unnoticed, the weather could cause damage, damp could set in, or perhaps worst of all, rodents and insects could move in.

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Expat City Ranking Highlights Preferred Expat Cities


InterNations’ annual Expat City Ranking has revealed how expats rate life in 82 cities around the world, including Barcelona and Lisbon.

From getting used to local culture, to the ease of finding housing, InterNations looked at a range of issues that expats face when moving abroad. The results are based on their Expat Insider survey, which involved more than 20,000 expatriates representing 178 nationalities.

Annual Expat City Ranking Highlights Preferred Expat Cities in Europe
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Four winter festivals celebrated in Europe


Life abroad can open doors to many cultural experiences you might not have even thought about whilst living in the UK. Being brought up in Britain, we know all about Christmas traditions in England.

From singing carols in our local neighbourhood to tuning in to hear the Queen’s speech, we’ve done it all! But we wanted to know more about what the rest of Europe gets up to during the colder months…

Four winter festivals celebrated in Europe
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12 tips for moving abroad and starting your expat life


Moving abroad and becoming an expat is a big and exciting change to make in your life. We’ve put together the following tips, to help you prepare for the adventure!

12 top tips for moving abroad and starting your expat life
12 top tips for moving abroad and starting your expat life
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Portugal and Spain are top 2019 expat destinations


InterNations’ Expat Insider report reveals the top five expat destinations of this year, according to a survey of 20,259 participants.

InterNations / Expat Insider 2019 survey
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