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- Panama: Where Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta Jones and Other A-List Celebrities Like to Vacation
Posted on January 13, 2012 by Jessica Ramesch
Go for the Canal…Stay for Everything Else. That’s what the New York Times is saying about Panama. The publishing giant’s travel section listed Panama as number one out of 45 Places to Go in 2012. Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta Jones don’t disagree. They are on vacation in Panama this week with their family.
U.S. President Barack Obama recently put the final signature on what some are calling the last major trade agreements of his administration. With a simple signing ceremony, Obama made Panama—along with South Korea and Colombia—one of only 20 countries in the world to have a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the U.S.
- Globetrotter: News and Notes from Around the World
Posted on September 16, 2011 by International Living
Here’s a round-up of some of the travel-related stories that have been making the news around the globe.
- Trump This: Panama Boasts the Largest Building in the Region
Posted on August 3, 2011 by Jessica Ramesch
Since its groundbreaking in 2006, locals and Panama enthusiasts have been following the progress of what may be Latin America’s newest landmark property – Trump Ocean Club International Hotel & Tower Panama.
- Video Interview: Eric Trump Speaks to IL about Opening Trump Ocean Club in Panama City
Posted on June 2, 2011 by Jessica Ramesch
In this video, Eric Trump, son of Donald Trump, sits down with International Living Panama correspondent Jessica Ramesch. Mr. Trump was in Panama City, Panama, promoting the Trump organization’s new project, Trump Ocean club (international hotel and tower).
- Costa Rica Beaches on Sale: Prices Down Now 30%-50%
Posted on May 23, 2011 by Carol Barron
Prices on beachfront properties along certain stretches of Costa Rica’s coast have tumbled. It means a window of opportunity has opened there for Americans anxious to “rescue their retirements” by looking for dollar-stretching opportunities overseas.
- Working the Latitudes: IL Interviewed on My Carolina Today
Posted on April 26, 2011 by Jennifer Stevens
In this video, International Living executive editor, Jennifer Stevens, talks to the hosts of My Carolina Today about how you can earn a living in a developed world currency, but live in a country where the cost of living is much lower than in the States or Canada.
Tired of the same-old, same-old cultural tours of museums and monuments? What about a visit to a “mystery town,” rich in legends and traditions, instead? In Mexico, you’ll soon be able to.
- Mérida, Mexico, Gets First English-Language Newspaper
Posted on April 11, 2011 by Glynna Prentice
On your next visit to the expat haven of Mérida in Mexico, you’ll now be able to read the local news in English. Mérida’s first print English-language newspaper starts publication on Tuesday April 12.
- More Americans Beating Inflation by Living/Earning Overseas
Posted on April 6, 2011 by Suzan Haskins
With inflation skyrocketing in the U.S., more and more Americans are finding a surefire way to beat rising costs: by living and working overseas. It’s called “working the latitudes.” You earn in one jurisdiction (where the cost of living is relatively high) and live in another (where the cost of living is much lower).
- Festivals in Mexico This March To Celebrate Film and Jazz
Posted on March 24, 2011 by Glynna Prentice
Cheaper than Cannes and closer to home, Guadalajara—Mexico’s second-largest city—is hosting its 26th annual film festival March 25 to April 1. U.S. actors Willem Dafoe, Eva Longoria and Edward James Olmos are scheduled to be on hand.
An international airport on Panama’s Pacific coast would make it easier for travelers to head straight to the beach without having to go through Panama City.
- IL’s April Issue is Online Now: Find Out How You Can Fund Your New Life Overseas
Posted on by Dan Prescher
Our cover story for April details exactly what many of the expats we interview for our podcasts are doing… funding their new lives overseas with portable careers and businesses ventures. IL magazine editor Eoin Bassett takes an in-depth look at exactly how nearly a dozen different expats are proving that you don’t have to choose between work and adventure…you can have both.
- Campeche, Mexico: A Tourism Strategy Takes Concrete Shape
Posted on March 3, 2011 by Glynna Prentice
Mexico’s President Felipe Calderón recently announced that he aims to make Mexico one of the world’s top five tourist destinations by 2018. He signed a National Tourism Agreement that outlines a 10-point strategy for making that goal a reality.
It’s time to get out the dancing shoes, the party clothes and perhaps a costume or two: Carnival time is almost here. And if you’d like to spend Carnival in a destination that does this celebration proud, you’d better be buying your airline tickets now—if you still can.
- Mexico’s New Online System Streamlines Visa Process
Posted on January 25, 2011 by Glynna Prentice
Last week I renewed my residence visa for Mexico, using the new electronic format Mexico launched in mid-2010. I filled out the online application one morning, gathered up my supporting documents, submitted everything to my local immigration office…and walked out with my new visa in hand in just one hour.
If you’ve ever been to Panama, chances are, you remember how easy it was to fly here. For many an expat resident, the Tocumen International Airport is a big draw. Known as the Hub of the Americas, the busy airport is a connections hub, providing easy travel to and from anywhere in the region.
In Mexico, January means that the clock starts ticking for paying annual expenses like predial—property taxes. Fortunately, most of these expenses are a fraction of what you would pay in the U.S., Canada, or many European countries.
The New Year got off to a busy start as local news sources in Panama were busy reeling off stats and predictions. At the beginning of January, Panama President Ricardo Martinelli announced that the economy would grow by as much as 9% this year.
- Mexicana Airlines Aims to Begin Flights Once More in Late January
Posted on January 11, 2011 by Glynna Prentice
Good news for those looking to book flights to Mexico: Your options have increased once more.
- International Living’s 2011 Quality of Life Index Reveals Best Climate in the World
Posted on January 7, 2011 by Dan Prescher
Two countries have tied for first place with the best climate on earth in this year’s Quality of Life Index, published last week in International Living magazine.
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