Why Portugal is Our Number One Spot for European Living

When Keith and I first started to consider an overseas retirement, Portugal wasn’t top of our list. As an International Living magazine subscriber, Keith’s curiosity had been piqued by Ecuador. But, having spent some time there checking it out, he decided that as much as it had to offer, we were better suited to a European lifestyle. We first considered France. We’d visited over the years, I speak the language and other...

Sintra, Portugal

Castles, palaces, fortresses and elaborate gardens are dotted throughout all of Portugal, but one town is a virtual cornucopia of them. Architecturally fascinating, culturally rich, it’s a magical place for history buffs, foodies, shopaholics and romantics. It was such a favourite of Lord Byron that he immortalised it in his epic poem, “Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage”...

Cafes and Culture in Europe’s Best-Value Capital

It’s often said a place has something for everyone. That’s not always true. But in the case of Portugal’s capital, Lisbon, you can bet on it. Whether you’re looking for great food, a vibrant nightlife, historical and cultural sites or just the simple life—enjoying lush parks, refreshing fountains and the lure of fresh-roasted coffee and creamy pastries at a sidewalk cafe—this is the place for you.

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