Lille – France

Lille, France’s largest Northern city has in recent years, transformed from an industrial hub to a centre for culture and commerce. Close to the Belgian border, Lille has some strong Flemish influences that can be found in the architecture and the food: Brussels is a fast train ride away, and you get there via The Eurostar. 

Lille, France – November 2, 2009: Unidentified people at the Chambre of Commerce and Statue and Column of Deesse (1845) at the Place General de Gaulle in Lille, France.
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Off the Beaten Track Holiday Destinations for 2019 – Pt. 1

Porto – Portugal 

Portugal’s second city, located in the northwest of the country, some 195 miles north of the capital is rapidly becoming the quintessential Portuguese destination. Think seafood dinners with plenty of wine followed by strolls along cobbled streets and sunsets glinting off of rooftops. 

Porto, Portugal old town skyline from across the Douro River.
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Our Favourite TV-Inspired Holiday and Expat Locations

Television and travel go hand-in-hand, as many tourists take into account filming locations when looking for a unique adventure. How many of you will admit to visiting a specific area, purely because that’s where our well-loved TV characters are also located? Our hands are certainly up!

We’ve taken a closer look at some of our favourite programmes and the areas in which they were set. If you’re looking for holiday inspiration or you’re simply a fan of good entertainment, then read on!

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Spain and France in Top Ten of the ‘Good Country Index’

Good CountryIn the latest version of the ‘Good Country Index’, Finland currently has the overall top spot.

The Index measures the contributions of each country to the “common good of humanity”. It was founded by Simon Anholt, who works with Heads of State and Heads of Government to help countries “engage more productively and imaginatively with the international community.” Continue reading

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Our Top Five Holiday Picks for Summer 2019

summer 2019With summer just around the corner, we’re getting our suitcases out of the attic and stocking up on the sun cream. The office is a-buzz with talk of who’s going where this year, so we thought we’d share our excitement with our lovely readers! Here are the five destinations that must be visited this summer 2019, according to our team:





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Best Places to Live as an Expat 2019: Global Expat Index

Global Expat IndexGlobe Hunters, the flight price comparison website, has released its 2019 Global Expat Index. This index highlights the most popular countries to move to, based on a range of factors.

This includes the cost of living, quality of life and the lifestyle available based on data collected from 34 OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development) countries. It is pointed out that Luxembourg and Turkey were omitted due to a lack of data… Continue reading

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A Mediterranean Mansion in Majorca? Yes Please!

Idyllic sea view of the Mediterranean Sea Spain, at the coastline of Majorca island, Balearic IslandsOK, so this one may not be for everyone, but it certainly caught our interest – actor Michael Douglas has owned an estate on the Spanish island of Majorca for the last 30 years, but has now decided to let it go. Continue reading

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Where Would You Visit in the UK for the Best Cultural Experience?

cultureWith our minds usually abroad by the poolside, we’ve decided to return to our roots this week, and talk about what the UK has to offer.

Ticketing platform TicketSource recently released the results of its study around the most culture-packed places to live in the UK. Looking at this information, it became clear why certain areas across the country are so popular as holiday destinations… Continue reading

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Summer Giveaway – Win a Hotel Chocolat Summer Desserts Sleekster

We’re back at it again, giving away wonderful prizes in yet another Insure My Villa social media competition! This time, you could win one of Hotel Chocolat’s delectable Summer Desserts Sleeksters…

If you’re a chocoholic, then you will want to keep an eye on our social media pages, as you may become one of our lucky winners!

To get into the spirit of summer, we’ve looked into holiday ideas packed full of chocolate fun for those looking to head to Europe… Continue reading

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Summer Competition – Terms and Conditions

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