European Car Insurance Cover for UK Registered Cars

This is part of a series of posts on driving in Portugal. Other posts in this series discuss buying a left hand drive car in the UK and long-term European breakdown cover for UK Reg cars. This post discusses British car insurance companies that will cover you for a long term stay in Europe. UK reg cars can only be insured through a British car insurance company. Portuguese car insurance companies won’t insurance a UK registered car (and vice versa).

Portugal Packing List: 18 Essential Things to Bring to Portugal

So, you’re going to Portugal. Woohoo! Now, it’s time to get packing. From sunglasses to passports, there are a lot of things that you need to remember but hopefully this list will make remembering everything that little bit easier. Note: This list covers all of the physical things that you need to pack for your trip to Portugal. There’s another helpful checklist of all the things that you need to prepare for your trip to

Airbnb Alternatives for your trip to Portugal

Over the past few years, Airbnb has quickly grown to become one of the most popular travel websites in the world. During that time I’ve used it many times, both in Portugal and abroad. Recently, Airbnb has become extremely popular and sometimes the accommodation choices have felt a bit more limited than they should. When it comes to booking apartments, I still tend to use Airbnb the most. It’s a good choice for both short and long-term bookings and

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House Sitting in Portugal – How to Live in Portugal For Free

Portugal is a great country to spend some time in and house sitting is one way to do that cheaply.   House sitting involves looking after someone’s home while they’re away in exchange for rent-free accommodation. Your main responsibility as a house sitter is usually looking after the owner’s pets, although every house sit is different and some people just want someone in the house to keep burglars at bay. The length of house sitting gigs vary: some can be as short