Clash of the Titans: The Algarve v the French Riviera

Clash of the Titans: The Algarve v the French Riviera

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September 14, 2021

Each week for the past number of months I’ve been handing this e-letter over to my senior researcher, Margaret Summerfield, as she journeys through Europe is search of her ideal base… She started in the sunny Algarve; taking in Faro, the region’s capital; the wild party town of Albufeira; and the historic town of Lagos, Read more...: Clash of the Titans: The Algarve v the French Riviera

4 Coastal Cities in Croatia Perfect for Part-Time European Living

4 Coastal Cities in Croatia Perfect for Part-Time European Living

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September 9, 2021

Based on the idea that Croatia could make a good part-time retirement destination, I’ve singled out four coastal cities that would make ideal hubs for exploring Europe: Dubrovnik, Split, Zadar, and Pula. Here, you can take advantage of well-developed transportation networks and urban amenities such as hospitals and shops...

My Move to France: Romance Versus Reality

My Move to France: Romance Versus Reality

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September 6, 2021

While it’s not a great idea to rent sight unseen, I’m grateful for the experience and what it taught me about the difference between my romantic notions of France and the realities of actually living here. Daily life abroad, like anywhere, has its challenges, but I came to France seeking something different. I found it and, quite honestly, I’ve never been happier.