Nice, Florence, and Barcelona on Less Than $2,700 a Month

Nice, Florence, and Barcelona on Less Than $2,700 a Month

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June 11, 2019

Crossing one bridge beyond Florence’s Ponte Vecchio, then a short climb along cobblestone streets to the hilltop Piazzale Michelangelo, my expat friends and I tucked in at our favorite outdoor café—readying for nature’s dazzling sunset overture. We were anticipating our aperitivo (happy hour) cocktails...

Which Golden Visa Is Right for You — Spain or Portugal?

Which Golden Visa Is Right for You — Spain or Portugal?

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June 9, 2019

Several European countries offer the option of obtaining legal residence through investment—often investment in real estate—in the country. These so-called “Golden Visa programs” aim at offering citizens of non-European Union countries a legal (and easy) way to gain residence and access to the EU. Here are the programs in two popular countries...

5 Things to Do in Montpellier, France

5 Things to Do in Montpellier, France

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June 8, 2019

The southern French city of Montpellier might be one of France’s largest, but that does not mean that it feels hurried—or even soulless. Situated about eight miles from the Mediterranean Sea and sandy beaches, Montpellier is characterized by its pleasant climate, elegant stone buildings, multicultural communities, and a joie de vivre...

Avoid the Heat in These Five Cool-Weather Destinations

Avoid the Heat in These Five Cool-Weather Destinations

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June 4, 2019

When you’re home in front of your computer dreaming of escaping to an ideal climate, you don’t conjure up images of shoveling snow…nor do you dream of the other extreme where it’s too hot and you spend your days in air conditioned buildings. No, the skies are blue—the temperature is perfect—birds are singing...

Tarragona, Spain: Seaside Charm and Roman Culture on the Mediterranean

Tarragona, Spain: Seaside Charm and Roman Culture on the Mediterranean

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June 1, 2019

Just an hour south of Barcelona by train lies one of the prettiest and most underrated small cities on the Spanish Mediterranean coast—mesmerizing Tarragona. When you arrive, one of the first things you’ll notice is the wealth of impressive Roman ruins scattered throughout the city...