Property-owners help out “ash cloud” travel victims
In a gesture of goodwill holiday homeowners have been reducing their rental rates to help out fellow Brits whose flights back to the UK have been cancelled by the volcanic ash cloud.
Travelling with pets
If you're planning to bring your pets or animals over to Europe you will need to get them microchipped and issued with a PETS passport. This is our guide to the steps you need to take.
Budgeting in France
Many choose to retire overseas for financial benefit. With the net-value of pensions becoming an increasing concern for over-50s and despite recent drops in UK property prices, many UK retirees are considered 'asset rich, cash poor'. France however, has traditionally been considered an expensive place to move, so what are the best ways to ensure that your dream doesn't become a strain?
Meet the taxi driver
Simon Byrne, and his wife, Heather, swapped Oxfordshire for Savoie in the Alps in 2003. Simon tells us about his seasonal ski transfer firm that brings in enough to live on all year.