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Yesterday I told you about a country that has much going for it: Thousands of miles of gorgeous coastline with warm, tropical offshore waters…top-notch (and free) health care. A crime-free society and a population that is among the best-educated, most athletic, and most culturally talented in the world. Read the full description here.
What country just may be the ideal tourist attraction…with a varied terrain that includes rugged mountains, bucolic farmland, and 3,570 miles of some of the world’s most beautiful beaches…some with uninterrupted sandy shores of more than 13 miles?
In the 1990s and the first half of this decade there was a roaring party going on in the UK’s cities and large towns. It was called “buy to let”. This basically means rentals. The term was misleading. For the last few years of the boom (at least), letting didn’t come into it. Here’s how […]
Creatures of darkness, trolls have it tough during Iceland’s Midnight Sun summers. Evidence of their plight is everywhere. Along the southern coast, the view from Vik’s extraordinary jet-black beach is of a sea stack called Reyninsdrangar. Although it resembles a jumble of basalt needles, don’t be fooled. No ordinary rock formation, it’s really two trolls […]
With the water a balmy 88 degrees Fahrenheit, Icelanders swim all year. Of course, the air temperature is a bit different. Even in June, it often only reaches 53 degrees. No matter. Up to my neck in a geothermal hot pot, I’m feeling toasty. Around me are local businessmen, teenagers, mums, kids and retirees. Reykjavik’s […]
Look for the church of Santo Domingo and you’ll find the artisan markets Dear International Living Reader, If you’re looking for a way to defray your travel costs…or even start a handicrafts import-export business…San Cristóbal de las Casas should be high on your list. Few cities in Mexico have as wide a range of local, […]
Kobbe Beach, Panama Live from IL’s Live and Invest in Panama Seminar “So give me the downside…what’s the ugly underbelly here you’re not telling us about?” I’m Suzan Haskins and this is the last note you’ll receive from me from our 2009 International Living Live and Invest in Panama Seminar at the gorgeous Playa Bonita […]
Lots of folks were standing, but no one was walking out during today’s session of the International Living Live and Invest in Panama Seminar. It’s a sold-out event. And everyone here is more than excited about today’s opportunities in Panama, as I told you yesterday. I’m Suzan Haskins, reporting from the seminar at the beautiful […]
Kobbe Beach, Panama Live from IL’s Live and Invest in Panama Seminar There’s a constant droning in my ears. It can’t be stopped. Can’t be relieved. Yesterday, on the way into the city from Tocumen Airport, it was so loud I couldn’t hear myself think. Not only that, I was on visual overload. I almost […]
Not long ago, an e-mail plea for “move overseas” help came from a reader. “We love the International Living information, but the bottom line is that we are ‘scared stiff’ of giving it a go. We’re not sophisticated, not wealthy, not bilingual, and have never traveled abroad.” She continued: “Everything we read in International Living […]
Dear International Living Reader, I recently returned from my sixth scouting trip to Fortaleza, Brazil, in the past 12 months. It was the wettest time of year when I was there–a time that attracts the lowest number of tourists; a time when the hotels should be empty. I expected to see more maintenance staff than […]
You can rent in the colonial city of Cuenca for $300 a month Dear International Living Reader, When affordable quality of life is the number one priority, more International Living readers move to Ecuador than anyplace else. That’s hardly surprising. Ecuador would be worth considering at any price. Readers Lee and Peggy Carper enjoy a […]
Dear International Living Reader, Imagine that you’re an accomplished cookbook writer. Someone asks you for the single best cookbook on the market. You’ve spent a lot of time, energy, and effort on your newest one. And it’s gotten rave reviews. You happen to think that it’s the best one around. So you say so. In […]
Property bargains abound in the Midi-Pyrénées Dear International Living Reader, Gastronomic pleasures such as foie gras, Armagnac and Quercy lamb…medieval myth and history…tranquility. Sunflowers, wisteria, and nightingales. For me, this is rural southern France at its finest—but without the poseurs and high-prices of Provence. Although the Midi-Pyrénées is spectacularly lovely, property bargains abound. There have […]
From the moment you step onboard a canal boat, you are forced to slow down. There is simply no way to stay wound-up when you spend a week traveling at 5 miles per hour along the canals of Europe. Days are spent dawdling between locks, sampling local food, and wandering to nearby churches and castles.
Last Thursday, Bob Bauman, International Living’s legal counsel, wrote a sobering article about what could well be the end of global banking privacy as we know it. (See Foreign banks to become IRS spies using Qualified Intermediary program?) As Bob explains, Americans–both at home and abroad–are being blocked from holding bank or investment accounts in […]
“Buenos días, guapa” (morning, lovely one) calls Juanito at Bar Pinotxo in the Boqueria food market. This is where I’ve had a breakfast of fresh clam omelet and a glass of cava every Saturday morning since I moved to Barcelona, Spain, eight years ago. The colorful La Rambla may be the city’s most exotic urban […]
Nostradamus studied here. The English and French battled over it during the 100 Years War. On a lazy loop of the Lot River, Cahors is my favorite city in the Midi-Pyrenees region. The capital of pre-revolution Quercy and now of the Lot departement, its winding back streets plunge you into the ancient France of crusaders […]
A billion-dollar gentrification project is going to transform a forgotten port town in Costa Rica into a major Caribbean hot spot. If you get in on the right side of this massive cash injection, you could make a lot of money. A billion is a lot to spend on a scheme like this. But Limon […]
There is no better way of exploring the “real France” than by lulling about on a canal, floating at a swan’s glide into tiny villages, tasting the wine, and sampling the local recipes. Tie up to the bank and chat with a local or have dinner in a small café that no one outside of […]
Since I moved to Belize last year, friends often ask: “What type of entertainment is there in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye?” That’s when I tell them about a favorite Belizean pastime–Fiestas! On a small island like Ambergris Caye, socializing is the name of the game. So, any noteworthy event justifies a fiesta. We recently attended […]
A country’s political landscape can change pretty rapidly. The recent turmoil in Honduras is a good example. When governments and policies shift, everybody has an opinion about who is right and who is wrong…resident expats included. It’s helpful to remember that in most cases, we expats are guests in our adopted countries. We may have…we […]
Unspoiled, definitely. Although tourists to France visit Saint Antonin Noble Val, thankfully it’s not in the same weight of numbers that has turned other regional beauty spot towns like Cordes-sur-Ciel into tourist traps. (In my book, anywhere with dinky trains and endless gift shops qualifies as a tourist trap.) On the Aveyron River, Saint Antonin […]
Mexico’s Riviera Maya is getting its own airport. Construction companies began bidding for the contract three months ago. The resorts in this area say they already have a shortage of rentals for the current volume of tourists, so this new airport will really crank up the demand–within 10 years, this airport is expected to rival […]
If I lived in Fortaleza, Brazil, I know where I’d be spending my time…away from the hustle and bustle of Meireles Beach and the malecon that lines popular Avenida Beira Mar. This is where most of the high-rise hotels and condo buildings are…and where you’ll find the hordes of tourists and partiers who descend on […]
This month’s issue of International Living Magazine is all about romance. So, for our July cover story, we sent Steenie Harvey to the most romantic country in the world–France. Who hasn’t dreamed of owning a chateau in a picturesque French departement? Steenie unveils France’s prettiest villages, where you can buy for less than $100,000. The […]
For the last two days, I’ve been staying just outside Laressingle, a minuscule bastide settlement with a tiny Romanesque church and castle. Hidden behind 13th-century walls, it’s officially one of les plus beaux villages de France–the country’s most beautiful villages. In the unspoiled Gers/Gascony departement of the Midi-Pyrenees region, Larresingle is an ancient stop on […]
One of the only good things to come out of the global economic recession is increased competition…especially when it comes to travel deals. Everywhere you look, airlines, hotels and resorts, tour operators, even government tax agencies are cutting prices in order to attract your attention and grab some of your travel dollars. For example, some […]
I thought the beach condo I told you about two weeks ago would be my last quality beach pick in the $50,000 range for a long time. (And, as expected, the properties I told you about back then were gone within a day or two of my e-mail going out.)
The tropical sun was just about straight overhead. A gentle breeze blew in from the ocean, and the temperature was approaching the year-round normal high of about 85 degrees Fahrenheit.
June 6, 2009 Fortaleza, Brazil After the International Real Estate Investment Forum We should be in the “cool down” stage after being put through the paces here at the International Real Estate Investment Forum in Fortaleza, Brazil. As I’ve been reporting to you these last three days, it’s been quite a workout. But the truth […]
June 4, 2009 Fortaleza, Brazil Live from IL’s International Real Estate Investment Forum There are two compelling reasons to be a real estate investor: 1) You have money to put into a secure investment. 2) You have no money to put into a secure investment. That’s sinking in now, after the second day of the […]
The night was hot and sultry…just what you’d expect in Brazil. Music blared, horns honked, kids played and lovers lingered on the beach long after dark. Later in the evening, a soft rain fell. The International Real Estate Investment Forum, being held in Fortaleza, Brazil, kicked off last night with a decadent “getting to know […]
Do you have a specific location abroad where you think you might like to move full- or part-time? We here at International Living recommend you rent there for as long as practical before you buy. Of course, if you’re after a pure investment in a hot market, this doesn’t apply. Buy when the deal is […]
I just bought a house on the beach in northeast Brazil. Now, for the first time, I can walk out my front door, cross the white sand, and dive into warm, turquoise waters. It’s on a large tropical island, and there’s a pleasant 1500s-era colonial town within walking distance.
For nearly three decades now we’ve been showing readers the best places to retire overseas to find a richer life that costs you less. This week, with our Ultimate Escape Plan series, we’re highlighting some of the greatest benefits of living in these good-value destinations. Today IL’s Publisher, Dan Prescher, talks about how our interconnected […]
Today we continue our Ultimate Escape Plan series. For 29 years we’ve been helping readers find their ideal retirement retreats overseas. This week, we’re sharing some of their stories–and the lessons they’ve learned–to help you follow in their footsteps. Yesterday you met a Seattle couple who are living “The Good Life” as proprietors of a […]
Today we continue our Ultimate Escape Plan series. After 29 years helping readers retire early to find their ideal retirement havens, we’ve figured out a few shortcuts that can help you retire in the next 12 months–and we’re sharing them with you this week. Yesterday we told you how to retire early at 38. Today, […]
You can own a beautiful home and live the good life without going into debt…in places where small-town values rule and neighbors still watch out for one another…and where the cost of health care won’t give you a headache. We know people who are doing this right now. And we’re going to introduce them to […]
We’ve written to you before about how to make some extra cash selling photos from your travels to magazines, newspapers and stock agencies looking for photos to illustrate their articles and/or fill their portfolios. But before you start snapping, consider this question: Which of the two photos above do you think would be more saleable: […]
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