A Video Tour of Olvera, Spain: One of Andalusia’s Magical White Villages

A Video Tour of Olvera, Spain: One of Andalusia’s Magical White Villages

The sun glistened against the snowy white villas that sat precariously on the hillside, seemingly stacked one upon the other. An alluring, idyllic, fairy tale setting of ivory villas overshadowed by the Moorish castle above. This is the magical hilltop village of Olvera, one of the famous “pueblos blancos,” or white villages of Andalusia Spain.

From Disaster to a Dream Life in Portugal

From Disaster to a Dream Life in Portugal

Rhonda took a solo trip to Portugal to explore the country on a real estate tour offered by Ronan McMahon's Real Estate Trend Alert and Ideal Homes. It was love at first sight when she laid eyes on Tavira, in Portugal's sunny Algarve region. "Tavira ticked all of my boxes," Rhonda says. "I wanted a large, well-established expat community so that I could communicate...

Housesitting in Europe: Everything You Need to Know

Housesitting in Europe: Everything You Need to Know

We signed up on our first house-sitting website and created a profile that included our experience with animals, home ownership, photos, ages, occupation, and more. Literally, within a few weeks, we were offered our first sit in Ajijic, Mexico where we spent one month with a cat. The next month we were off to Ambato, Ecuador where we lived in the shadow...

Enjoying a Plant-Based Lifestyle in Portugal

Enjoying a Plant-Based Lifestyle in Portugal

Portugal is a country rich in fruits and vegetables grown locally in the fertile farmland throughout the country. Orchards, vineyards, and crops of healthy delights like kale, cabbage, and chard are abundant and make it easy to eat healthily. Local markets offer a platform for farmers to sell their wares at discounted prices, putting a smile on the faces of those who buy them.