Over thirty years ago, a little newsletter sparked a big idea...
It’s possible to live better, for less, overseas.
When International Living suggested in that first newsletter that an exotic life in a tropical paradise wasn't just for the rich and famous….it was a radical idea.
In many ways, it still is.
Not because it's difficult (it isn't), or requires lots of money (it doesn't), or hasn't been done before (it has, thousands of times).
The idea of living a happier, more fulfilling, and more prosperous life offshore still strikes many people as a radical idea simply because they don't have the whole story. At International Living, we like to tell the whole story about where, why and how to retire, live, work and invest overseas.
We know from experience that there are a host of places around the world that are cheaper...healthier...and safer than generally believed. Our job is to help people discover those places, and then to help them take advantage of the opportunities they offer—opportunities to improve one’s quality of life...to lower their cost of living...to invest for profitable return—before the rest of the world catches on.
In our pages (both print and virtual), we talk about everything from adventures in Panama to the best buys on the Paris property market...from how to open a bank account in a new country of residence to how to get the best deal on the next airfare...from the world's best beachfront property bargains to the most reliable local contractors to help build a new beach home...from island-hopping adventures in the Mediterranean to the best summer fiestas in Mexico.
International Living is continually on the move in search of Paradise, and after more than three decades, we've built quite a worldwide support network of more than 200 contributors, correspondents, friends, and colleagues exploring the world for us.
At last count, we have 520,000 postcard readers enjoying daily dispatches from around the globe, investigating the best opportunities for real estate, travel, retirement, and investment overseas.
We welcome everyone to the world as seen from a slightly more exciting, adventurous, and contrarian perspective...the world of International Living. It's a big world, full of opportunity for fun, life enrichment and profit.