Every year we attend A Place in the Sun Live, where we meet lots of people looking to buy a holiday home or a new permanent home abroad. The next event takes place between 20th - 22nd September at NEC Birmingham and is the largest overseas property exhibition in Europe. There are over 150 exhibitors from across the globe, specialist industry experts to answer questions about your move, and talks from the stars of the tv show.
We’ve secured free tickets to the event too, which would usually cost £10 per person.
If you’re considering moving abroad, here are some of our favourite benefits of living somewhere sunny.
When your eyes take in rays from the sun, your brain produces more serotonin which improves your mood. Meanwhile, melatonin is the hormone that makes us sleepy, and this is reduced when you’re in the sunlight. Stress hormones are also lessened in the sunshine. Some research has shown that your mental performance and memory can be improved by warmer weather too. Living and even working outdoors can play a huge part in improving your overall mental performance and reducing stress levels.
When the weather’s nice, it’s natural to want to spend time in it. Whether it’s walking across coastal clifftops or spending time in the water, generally people want to be outside more. One of the great things about moving to a new country is the different culture and the diversity in activities. You might take up water sports, walking more to explore lots of little towns and markets, spend more time at the beach, or find yourself adventuring to visit historical sites.
Warmer places offer much more Vitamin D, which can help in preventing cancer, strengthening your bones, and boosting your energy levels. Additionally, viruses find it more difficult to survive in the warmth, so there’s less likelihood of feeling run-down with common illnesses. You may even like to cycle or walk to work; whereas in the UK this can sometimes seem like a chore, it can be a relaxing way to finish the working day as the temperature cools.
If you’d like to come and see us at A Place in the Sun Live, you can get free tickets, here.
You can talk to us about how we can help you move your money overseas, or even discuss locking in an exchange rate for up to two years for a property purchase. We can also offer guidance on how to send your money abroad for regular payments like pensions, salaries, or any other requirement you may have. You can find us at stand FR6. See you there!