Healthcare in a Foreign Land: Our Experience of Portugal’s Healthcare System as Expats

What cost hundreds of dollars in the states, cost exactly eleven euros. And we have countless examples from x-rays to mammograms, and everything in between…excellent healthcare is just plain cheap here. It is one of the many aspects of life in Portugal that has been positive.

Estaing, France

Dreaming of Travel While On Lockdown: An Update on House Sitting

Once again, we found house sitting to be an absolute joy! There is not the hurry of trying to see everything in one day and then rush off to the next place. One has time to feel what it is like to live there, to slow down and really get to know the area, the restaurants, the nicest walking trails, and the local attractions.

Portugal Covid Masks

Living A Peaceful Life In Portugal During A Pandemic

After leaving the states in 2016, we noticed the difference in pace instantly. My husband and I joked that it is as if they are living on ‘island time’ in Portugal, even though it is not an island. And though there are times that can be frustrating, for the most part we find that we have adjusted to a slower, more peaceful pace of life.

The US Intrepid Air & Space Museum Midtown Manhattan

A Day in Midtown Manhattan: Top of the Rock, A Museum, A Cruise, and Gabriel Kreuther

New York City can be overwhelming, especially for first time visitors. In this article, I’ll point out a few of

Banzai Pipeline Feature Photo

A Great Tour On Oahu With North Shore Beach Bus

If you’re looking for a way to get out of the hustle and bustle of Honolulu, why not take a tour of the North Shore and do a little snorkeling?

Marlborough Grape Orchard

New Zealand Wine Country; Tour the Beautiful Marlborough Valley With Jade Tours

If you like having a boutique experience, as opposed to a bus with a large number of people, try Jade Tours New Zealand Wine Country tour.

Hightower Cellars View of Red Mountain

Red Mountain: Great Grapes Growing in this Tiny Washington AVA

Red Mountain is Making a Name for Itself When we think of great domestic wines, most of us think about

Strasbourg - Maison Alsacienne de Biscuiterie on Eating Europe Tours

Eating Europe Tours in Three New Cities for 2019

Lisbon – Launched May 2019 During the “Eats, Street Art and Undiscovered Lisbon – A Walk Through Baixa & Mouraria”,

Keukenhof Gardens Flowers

Keukenhof: One of the Must See Gardens in Europe

If you are going to have an afternoon available to explore outside of Amsterdam on your next visit, we highly

The Majesty of Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs: Nine Great Reasons to Visit Olympic City

Once the sleepy, lesser known Colorado town an hour south of Denver, Colorado Springs has taken leaps and bounds upwards