Moving to Portugal in the Mid 80s: An Interview With Stephanie Durães

Stephanie Durães
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Stephanie Durães moved to Portugal from the US in 1986, long before most other people were thinking about Portugal as a place to live. In this interview, she discusses what Portugal was like then, how she learned the Portuguese language, and also set up two successful businesses. James: Firstly, how did you end up in … Read more

Luxury Travel Agent Marisa DeSalvio on Moving to Lisbon from Washington, DC

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After falling in love with Portugal, Marisa DeSalvio made the decision to move from her busy life in Washington, DC to Lisbon. As she already ran a luxury travel agency, DeSalvio Travel, she used Portugal’s D2 or entrepreneur visa to apply for residency. Thankfully, it was accepted and she was able to make a new … Read more

From Russia to Portugal: How Tatiana Bogomazova Mastered the Portuguese Language

Tatiana Bogomazova
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Tatiana Bogomazova grew up in Siberia in Russia, but a chance Erasmus trip led her to the Algarve and then onto Lisbon. Discovering a passion for the Portuguese language, she soon mastered the language, eventually sitting the C2 exam and then becoming a Portuguese language tutor. James: What made you decide to move to Portugal? … Read more

Returning To Portugal: An Interview with Pamela Ferreira

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Pamela Ferreira grew up as a third culture kid, with an incredibly multicultural background that saw her living all over the world. However, she always felt drawn to Portugal and despite many cultural influences in her life, identified more as Portuguese than any other culture. Recently she decided to make the move to Lisbon from … Read more

How Simon Link & Sebastian Started a Medium-Term Rentals Company in Lisbon

Simon and Sebastian - Founders of bleisured

Simon and Sebastian - Founders of bleisured

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After struggling to find medium-term rentals for their friends who wanted to visit Lisbon, Simon and Sebastian were inspired to start Bleisured. Bleisured offers fully-furnished apartments in Lisbon, all with a dedicated working space with an office desk, an ergonomic chair, and a 24” monitor—perfect for the thousands of digital nomads who visit Portugal every … Read more

From Idaho to the Algarve – An interview with Stacy Ennis

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Stacy Ennis is a best-selling author, coach, and speaker on a mission to help leaders clarify their ideas and harness their unique story to make an impact. Originally from Idaho, Stacy has spent most of her adult life exploring the entire world, and has lived in the Dominican Republic, Vietnam, Thailand, and now Portugal. In … Read more

An Interview With Portugal Living Magazine Founder Bruce Joffe

Bruce Joffe from Portugal Living Magazine
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Bruce Joffe and his partner moved to Portugal in 2018, choosing the Castelo Branco region as their place to make a better life. Shortly after starting, he created Portugal Living Magazine, which offers news, information, and personal stories about what it’s like to live in Portugal. What made you move to Portugal? That’s actually a … Read more

From Toronto to Lisbon – An Interview with Amanda Perkins

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After spending her twenties working long hours and travelling the globe, Amanda Perkins opted for a slower pace of life in Lisbon, somewhere she values for its nearby beaches, safety, and vibrant community.  What made you want to move to Lisbon? I initially came to the Algarve for a surf trip back in May 2018. … Read more