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Fund Your Life Overseas

I Live My Passion Every Day in the Andes Mountains

I Live My Passion Every Day in the Andes Mountains

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.

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

Fast Track Panama: Lifestyle & Opportunity Conference 2018

Fast Track Panama: Lifestyle & Opportunity Conference 2018

June 7th-9th 2018

For decades now, International Living has been sharing information about all that Panama has to offer. As quality of life deteriorates elsewhere in the world, Panama looks better and better. Nowhere else can you enjoy such a comfortable life… with a year-round mild tropical climate, excellent medical care, fresh, healthy food straight from the farmer’s Read more...: Fast Track Panama: Lifestyle & Opportunity Conference 2018

Your Own Home Overseas

“My Colorful Mexican ‘Hacienda’ Stole my Heart for $155,000”

“My Colorful Mexican ‘Hacienda’ Stole my Heart for $155,000”

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.

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.

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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?