Portugal Getaway: Praia do Amado

Never enough beaches! During our Portugal Getaway, we saw dozens of them. And while they're all pretty spectacular, Praia do Amado stands out in its own way. I won't give the prize of the most beautiful beach in Portugal - that'd just be way too hard to judge - but this is a mighty fine-looking place. Read more

Portugal Getaway: Sagres and Cape St. Vincent

To the ends of the Earth! We roamed all over southern Portugal during our getaway to the Algarve; and Sagres - at the end of Europe, more or less - was one of the beautiful places we stopped to check out some scenery and watch the world go by. Read more

Portugal Getaway: Fóia and Monchique

During our Portugal getaway this spring, we traveled all over the Algarve for a week to check out various villages, beaches, sights, and sounds. One of the places we went was not a beach area at all - what the Algarve is most famous for - but a village near the highest point in the region. We also hopped up to the top of a mountain there to have a look from above. Read more

Portugal Getaway: Alvor, Luz, and Carvoeiro

Good times in Portugal! In case you missed it, we escaped to Portugal earlier this spring in order to get away from the masses during Semana Santa. The holiday is all well and good, but once was enough for us. During our stay in the city of Lagos, we spent most of our time doing little day trips to various villages throughout the Algarve. While it wasn't beach-time weather, we still enjoyed the...

Portugal Getaway: Silves

On to Portugal! Earlier this spring, we escaped from Seville during the massive Semana Santa festivities to find some peace and quiet in the Algarve region of Portugal. We stayed in the city of Lagos for a week, and spent our time taking day trips around the area. An interesting town that's a popular visit, but not so popular when compared to the serene beaches of southern Portugal, is Silves. ...

Tips and Tricks: Preparing for Your Move Overseas

So you wanna move overseas? A life of travel or immigration to a new land? People talk about it all the time. Very few ever actually do it. Hell, very few ever even try to do it. I was reading a recent post by Mark over at Uruguay Expat Life. He was laying it down about how he and his wife obtained the necessary permits to become legal residents of that fine country. And he was also taking some...

Living Like A Local: Loving Life through Football and National Pride

Photo by tetedelacourse on Flickr Euro Cup 2012 began a few days ago. For those of you who aren’t fans of “the real” football (unfortunately referred to as “soccer” in the States), I must say, you’re missing out. When I was younger, I used to think football was boring, what with the final scores always being so low, and many times even non-existent. Then I met Ryan, an avid FC...

Traveling Europe: Schengen, the EU, and the 90-day Rule…

Copenhagen, Denmark I should make it very clear from the start that, while everyone is free to read this, I am only writing this for Americans. Not because I don’t like anyone else – I love you all – but because we’re American travelers and expats, and every country’s situation is different. EU citizens are blessed with a ridiculous freedom of movement, as are New Zealanders,...