Couple smiling in front of the ocean
Carol and her husband Paul at a Beach near their Portugal condo

About Us

I’m Carol (Souza) Wilcox – an American living in Portugal with my husband, Paul. I’m a freelance writer. Paul is a digital artist (and awesome love-of-my-life partner!).

Who reads Our Portugal Journey?

Over the last few years, many friends, family members, co-workers, acquaintances, and social media followers have asked us a variety of questions as to why we ultimately decided to move to Portugal. Part of the reason was to explore my Portuguese ancestry but there were other important reasons as well.

We hope this website will answer many questions Americans and others have about moving to, living in, or just visiting Portugal. We also want to cover some of the places and people we discover along the way (and not just the touristy areas).

Our subscriber base has grown! Our Portugal Journey is read across 46 US states and 56 countries.

What you’ll get…

Honest, well- researched and detailed content about the experiences, challenges, and discoveries with moving to, and living in Portugal. Many of the topics come from the questions we’ve been asked.


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Comments from some of my readers:

“I really appreciate your updates and insights on life as an expat! Obrigado!”

“I enjoy your informative articles and look forward to learning about the experiences you and Paul have had in your adopted country.”

“Thank you for filling my heart today.”

“Thanks for your blog! I am always happy to see it in my inbox.”

“I really appreciate your willingness to share your experiences, and your grace, skill, and insight as a writer.”

“I just love your content and will happily consume anything you have to offer!”

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American expats living in Portugal. Experiences, challenges, interesting places to explore.


Online content writer/publisher of Our Portugal Journey, a website about an American couple’s experiences, challenges, and discoveries with moving to, and living in Portugal. Specializing in writing about travel, tourism, expat living, food and wine.