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Fund Your Life Overseas

5 Reasons to Become a Travel Blogger

5 Reasons to Become a Travel Blogger

I've been traveling non-stop for nearly four years now, blogging for almost two. In that time, I've seen more than 50 countries over four continents.Because of my blog I've been able to explore the nature of the Azores Islands of Portugal, trek the mountains of Nepal, watch the sunrise over the temples of Angkor Wat, and dive to sunken ship wrecks in the Philippines.

A Journey of Discovery, Travel Blogging, and a New Life in Florence

A Journey of Discovery, Travel Blogging, and a New Life in Florence

For more than 12 years, my days were all about meeting the requests, and sometimes demands, of others. As a communications advisor to governments, I worked for up to 18 hours a day, six, or sometimes seven, days a week. It was a far cry from my background in visual communications.

I Can Write From Anywhere in the World…and I Chose Costa Rica

I Can Write From Anywhere in the World…and I Chose Costa Rica

“If you can work from anywhere, why not stay in the U.S. and just go wherever you want?”I live in Costa Rica, and I get asked this question a lot. The short answer is…I love it here. But for those who really want to know, I can share a multitude of reasons.

Locations Best For

With more than three decades of expertise at our disposal, we strive to find the overseas destinations that are right for you. Look below to find the retirement havens that best fit your needs.

Upcoming Conferences

Fast Track Mexico: Lifestyle and Opportunity Conference 2018

Fast Track Mexico: Lifestyle and Opportunity Conference 2018

February 16th-18th 2018

Our Biggest and Best Look at Mexico Ever! Few places are as full of life, as colorful, magical, and as affordable…as Mexico—where you can enjoy a rich retirement on a low budget of $1,800 a month or less You’re Invited to join International Living for Our First-Ever Fast Track Mexico Conference Discover dozens of the Read more...: Fast Track Mexico: Lifestyle and Opportunity Conference 2018

Fast Track Your Retirement Overseas: Lifestyle & Opportunity Conference 2018

Fast Track Your Retirement Overseas: Lifestyle & Opportunity Conference 2018

April 12th-14th 2018

Never has there been a better time to take advantage of opportunities overseas, we’ll help you pinpoint the ones that make the best sense for you, given your budget, your priorities, and your dreams. From beach towns to big cities… highland villages to cultured university towns… all over the planet you have options for living Read more...: Fast Track Your Retirement Overseas: Lifestyle & Opportunity Conference 2018

Your Own Home Overseas

Our High-Spec Ecuador Penthouse Cost $500,000 Less Than it Would in the U.S.

Our High-Spec Ecuador Penthouse Cost $500,000 Less Than it Would in the U.S.

Ecuador had been on our radar as a potential home overseas for a while… My wife Barbara and I had read articles in International living about it, but a chance encounter with a lady who’d lived in Cuenca pushed us over the edge.

“We Pushed Past Fear…For the Life We Always Wanted…in Ecuador”

“We Pushed Past Fear…For the Life We Always Wanted…in Ecuador”

Ryan Kelly had worked many years in sales and management. He says, “After doing the grind for so long, I was burnt out and looking for something else to do with my life. When the Ecuador opportunity presented itself, I grabbed on tightly with both hands.”

I Bought My Beach Townhouse in Tamarindo, Costa Rica For $85,000 Cash

I Bought My Beach Townhouse in Tamarindo, Costa Rica For $85,000 Cash

When Chicagoan John Marrero started his international house hunt in Costa Rica in 2013, he had tropical villa dreams in mind. Maybe Spanish style, a tropical landscape, maybe an ocean view. “I originally planned to put $100,000 down on a place...

A City View Condo For $166,000…the Zero-Stress Lifestyle is Free

A City View Condo For $166,000…the Zero-Stress Lifestyle is Free

I’m sitting at a pub eating proper U.K.-style fish and chips, sipping a local microbrew, and watching the beautiful people (and cars) go by. This is Panama City, so it’s lovely and warm. It was clear skies all afternoon so, as soon as the clock hit 5 p.m., I headed out for a bit of sun and social time.

Editor's Choice

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5 Countries with the Best Healthcare in the World

3 Places Where Beach Property is Cheap

Top 10 Things To Do in Belize

7 Great Beach Towns in Ecuador

Ask the Experts

When is the best time to visit Costa Rica?

When is the best time to visit Costa Rica?

When is the best time to visit Costa Rica? It’s always the best time. Seriously. Depending on what you’re seeking and where you’re from, it affects your thinking on this subject. For example, almost all North Americans think to come to the beaches of Costa Rica during the dry season. But Europeans favor the mountains during rainy and dry seasons.

What is the Meaning of Pura Vida?

What is the Meaning of Pura Vida?

We’ve had a lot of questions about the meaning and origins of the Costa Rican phrase Pura Vida. Our Costa Rica country correspondents give their thoughts on Pura Vida and what it means to them. The Meaning of Pura Vida If there were only one Spanish phrase to learn before coming to Costa Rica, it Read more...: What is the Meaning of Pura Vida?