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Writer LaDonna Witmer is an expat from San Francisco who is trying to figure out life in a new country with her husband, young daughter, dog, and parrot. She writes openly about her feelings, frustrations, successes, and fears with uprooting her family and her life by moving to Portugal. If you’re already an expat, you can relate to some of her posts, and if you’re contemplating a move abroad, you’ll find comfort knowing that your fears and concerns (and even joy) are pretty normal stuff.
Nancy Whiteman is an unapologetic liberal who speaks her truth. She and her wife Denise moved to Portugal during the Pandemic and hit the ground running. Nancy’s blog provides factual information about living in Portugal including the places they visit, the culture, and the joys and frustrations of renovating an old building in Vila Real, to turn into their new home in Portugal. Nancy and Denise have become our friends and have helped us along the way on our own Portugal journey.
Writer and creative strategist, Shanna Tenholm addresses a myriad of ideas, thoughts, and questions about living a creative and intentional life. Shanna’s blog posts are honest and sometimes raw encompassing everything from places in Portugal she visits, to living a full life in Portugal as a solo person with a dog.
Alastair and his wife Ana decided to start a new life in Portugal a few years ago, by purchasing a small off-the-grid farm in the southwestern part of Portugal in the Alentejo region where they’re learning about trees, vegetation, wine, beaches and many other things as they work towards the goal of developing an eco-tourist lodge. Alastair’s posts are accounts of the successes, failures and challenges of living in a new country.
I love food and wine, and am always interested in learning more! Wine expert and travel writer, Tricia High Conover takes her readers on a global journey to explore and learn about wine, winemakers, food and places of interest.