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What are some of your favorite travel books?

                  As often happens as I travel from one International Property Share home to another, I discover favorite travel books left behind by our owners. Expat, Women’s Tales of Life Abroad, caught my eye. The life of an expat has intrigued me ever since I spent a year Read more about What are some of your favorite travel books?[…]

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Antwerp- “Belgium’s Capital of Cool”

Travel within Europe is seductively easy.  Did you realize that from Montpellier, you can be in Antwerp in less than 7 hours?   Here are some suggestions if you are keen to explore Antwerp and to pamper yourself on a 3-day antiques shopping trip.  Grab your girlfriends and let’s go! First of all, it pays to visit Read more about Antwerp- “Belgium’s Capital of Cool”[…]

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The Chelsea Flower Show and the Gardens of England

The English and Their Gardens Gardens are not created or made, they unfold, spiraling open like the silk petals of an evening primrose flower to reveal the ground plot of the mind and heart of the gardener and the good earth. – Wendy Johnson, Green Gulch Farm Zen Center, 2000 It’s no wonder that visitors Read more about The Chelsea Flower Show and the Gardens of England[…]

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Street Art London – 5th Free Thing to Enjoy

Contributed by SAT Travel correspondent- Christine Corbin When friends come to visit London it is not always easy to choose where to take them as the list of places to see is never ending.  Whilst some sights will set you back a pretty penny a visit to London’s newest “Gallery” is completely free.  All you Read more about Street Art London – 5th Free Thing to Enjoy[…]

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Exploring France by Train, Bus & Car: Public Transport in Provence

  Lisa has been a co-owner in International Property Shares’ Le Muguet “castle” in Vers-Pont-du-Gard (or simply Vers) since 2010. She travels alone and with family or friends. Here, Lisa shares her thoughts on enjoying Europe without a car and using public transport in Provence. Public transit is romantic. This is not a popular opinion, Read more about Exploring France by Train, Bus & Car: Public Transport in Provence[…]

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The National Gallery of London- One of Top 5 Free Things to Do in London

Droplets of rain threatened to make me dig for my umbrella as I headed for the National Gallery, one of my top five free things to do in London. As I approached Trafalgar Square on that grey Wednesday, a lone bagpiper’s tune filled the square and a playful group of tourists posed nearby, iphone cameras Read more about The National Gallery of London- One of Top 5 Free Things to Do in London[…]

Places I often visit: UK, France, Italy

Because my first love was Paris,  back in the ’70’s,  we thought nothing of sticking out our thumb and heading for Spain or Belgium or Germany for the weekend.  I remain enamored of France, from its wild Brittany shores to its sophisticated Cote d’Azur living. The lure of Europe with such easy (and cheap!) access to a Read more about Places I often visit: UK, France, Italy[…]

Oktoberfest Beers- Five to Choose From

One thing I’ve discovered as an expat living in England is that Brits really know their brews. Did I know the difference between ale and a lager?  Certainly not until we did some mandatory pint swilling on this side of the pond…more on that later! How much do you know about Oktoberfest beers? Why not join one Read more about Oktoberfest Beers- Five to Choose From[…]

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Figueres: Sun, Sea & Dali

“Have no fear of perfect. You’ll never reach it.” Salvador Dali Yesterday’s visit to Figueres, Spain to the Teatro Museo Dali is a “must” if you are spending any time in this colorful Catalan part of the world. In fact, my day couldn’t have been more perfect;  arriving in Figueres around noon, a 2 hour Read more about Figueres: Sun, Sea & Dali[…]

A Trip to Remember!

 The Expat Life in Europe What if, like me, you’ve yearned to really live in Europe since you first stepped foot in Paris some forty years ago?  And now, that dream is a reality. You find yourself here, easily identified as an American by your pronounced accent, ready smile and open demeanor, and there’s the rush Read more about A Trip to Remember![…]