“What do you DO in Ecuador?” That’s a question that expats get asked all of the time. For the most part, the simple truth is that we do pretty much the same things that retirees do anywhere in our day-to-day life. We read, watch some TV, get together with friends, indulge in hobbies, and so on.
With cerulean blue waters, coral-sand beaches, and lush mountain retreats, the Philippines has much to recommend it as a travel and retirement destination. And if you’re in the mood to celebrate, head to the Philippines this January.
My friend and I visited Fiji in November 2015, taking in the sights and sounds of the Suncoast, meeting wonderful people, going on adventures…and taking pictures. I'd bought an underwater camera, specifically for this trip.
“No matter what the day, there are many beautiful beaches or cenotes (underground, fresh-water springs perfect for swimming) I can visit after a day of work. The weather is always warm and there is always something fun to do—more cenotes to discover or another snorkeling adventure to experience.
As our stay in the South of France draws to a close, my husband Bill and I are soaking up the spring sunshine and taking in the views of the rolling farmland, which seem to flow like waves on an ocean. We will miss our temporary home but there is another one awaiting us in <a class="more-link" href="https://internationalliving.com/ive-explored-europe-without-paying-for-accommodation-fyl/">Read more...<span class="screen-reader-text">: I’ve Explored Europe…Without Paying for Accommodation</span></a>
When asked what kind of life they had before coming to Mexico, Susan Chamberlin of Luna Serena farm answers, “Before there was no life, just work at an office. Now it’s a full life, complemented with work we enjoy.”
We all know the excitement that comes with planning a vacation overseas. Making itineraries and daydreaming about the local cuisine can be intoxicating.
Bogota is an unusual Latin American city. High up on a plateau, the weather is cool year-round, giving it a crisp autumn feel that I find exhilarating. I love to look at the orange brick buildings set against the deep green mountains and bright blue sky, and absorb the energy of this Colombian city.
Momentum, says my dictionary, is impetus gained by movement. We learned the essence of it in high school physics, when we were taught that a body in motion stays in motion...
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"Don't be ridiculous, we'll never buy a place in Thailand." That was my emphatic reply, when my partner Karen tried to persuade me to check out the demo suite in the building under construction next to our vacation hotel.
I have traveled to Bucaramanga, which is known as a “City of Eternal Spring” in Colombia, several times over the past seven years. And I don’t understand why this attractive and small city in Colombia hasn’t been discovered by more foreigners.
After eight years of snow-birding between Toronto and Guanajuato, John Bailey (divorced) made a life-changing decision. He put his house on the market, sold up and made the move to Mexico permanently.
Since her early 20s, Joan Whyte has enjoyed buying and renovating houses in her home city of Calgary, Canada, with the view to rent them out. With the rise of property prices in the city she soon realized she could retire in her early 50s, thanks to the good rents pulled in by her three properties.
Alan Wells is not your typical gringo living in Panama. Most expats cite the agreeable climate, affordable real estate, and money-saving retirement program as reasons to move there...
“When I began taking French classes at 7-years-old, I knew that someday, I wanted to move to France,” says Mimi Knudsen, a writer from Reno, Nevada...
It’s late afternoon, and the surfers are making their way on to the shore. I’ve been working and enjoying the view from under a restaurant’s thatched roof.
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