Part-Time Living in Old World Europe

It’s more than 25 years since I lost my heart to Spain. On my first visit, its romantic, rich history, its people and the rhythm of the days won me over. These days I spend several months a year there, getting my fill of sun, siestas and serrano ham. (Part-time living in Europe is easy: You can spend 90-day stints on a simple tourist visa.) This year a five-kilo ham, cured to perfection, is already waiting for me. Hey—I’ll have months to eat it.

The Best Ways to Explore Historic, Seaside Portugal

In Porto, a mild climate complements a history-rich heart and a sparkling café scene making this—Portugal’s second city—one of my new favourite destinations. I was there along Portugal’s northern coast this past spring and was wowed by the mellow weather and the city’s beautiful historic centre, rich with grand, domed, granite structures.

I Love This Secret City in The Heart of Seductive Spain

One of my favourite Spanish cities, a place I’ve been visiting for more than 25 years, is in Spain’s interior. For the past six years I’ve lived there part-time, spending several months every spring or summer. (For Aussies, part-time living in Europe is easy: You can spend 90-day stints on a simple tourist visa.)

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