Nearly all Japan’s residents, both native and expat, at some point taste the ultimate in relaxation. Lolling in open-air baths by the sea while waves slap against stones, or lounging in pools by rivers under blossoming tree branches, the onsen bath is a staple of Japanese life. We savor summery mountains, golden autumn leaves...
While Google might tell you about remote workers in Greece, Argentina, or Croatia, I look at the remote worker trend through a real estate lens and combine the phenomenon with my expertise in international real estate to identify the best places around the world to capitalize on the Zoom Boom through property.
When my husband, Keith and I were invited to a wedding on the beach in Puglia, Italy—Margherita di Savoia, to be exact—we decided to make a road trip out of it. Our trip was an ambitious undertaking, including travel from Portugal, through Spain and France, visiting 23 cities in 21 days. But my aim is not to exhaust but entice you to explore...
During the southern hemisphere summer months of January and February, Punta del Este fills with vacationers. Many of them own a home there, a brick-and-mortar investment where they can enjoy summer. And for the smart ones, a second home in Punta del Este is part of their Plan B. Here’s why.
Welcome to Setenil de las Bodegas, one of the most fascinating white villages in the mountainous region of Andalusia, Spain. While other pueblos blancos throughout Spain look down from hilltop settlements, Setenil de las Bodegas was built in the canyon carved out by the River Trejo.
I have built, purchased, renovated, and sold several houses in the U.S. but this is my first one abroad. Thanks to a corps of experienced professionals (real estate agents, attorneys, financial advisors, at home and in Mexico) the process is surprisingly smooth.
Dedicated oenophiles might take vacations to the wine country; invest in special refrigerators that mimic the conditions of traditional wine cellars; or have that very special bottle that is aged for years until it reaches its full potential. But the ultimate for any wine lover would be to live among the vineyards.
A second citizenship and passport provide several very powerful benefits. Perhaps the most important one for U.S. citizens is that it gives you a way to travel internationally or live outside the United States if Uncle Sam confiscates or refuses to renew your passport.
Beverly and I are enjoying Lisbon immensely, but could we live here permanently? The jury’s still out. Luckily, there's a lot more to Portugal than big-city life—small towns, beach towns, Old World communities—and we're ready to explore that too…
Called “Venice of the North” and known for its bike culture, Amsterdam is the capital of the Netherlands, a country of over 17 million people bordering Germany and Belgium. The city is a major airline hub, and if you are booking a trip to a European or Asian destination, you’ll often have the option to pass through Amsterdam.