Baseball great Yogi Berra said, “It´s like déjà vu all over again.” That´s exactly how I feel when I see Facebook posts from “newbie” transplants to Medellín, Colombia. The newcomers get caught up in the wonder and newness of living in the city...
“I have lived in and visited many wonderful places in my life. But only two that were magical to me, where I felt an immediate feeling that I belonged there,” says...
In 2012 Trevor and Tina visited Boquete, Panama, and fell in love with it. Both avid travellers, and with their two sons grown up, they were looking for a new adventure. They decided to stay.
"When my 2016 vacation plans with my girlfriend fell through at the last minute, I looked for the cheapest flight to go on a trip by myself," says 52-year-old Rob Abshear. "I was coming from Fort Lauderdale and I got a great price on a flight to Medellín, Colombia."
Sun warms my skin and a breeze drifts along, just as unhurried as my husband and I as we stroll through the early summer day. I am three months into my first year in France and finally starting to get the hang of the slower pace of living in the little town of Épinal...
Early retirement gave me the opportunity to fulfill a childhood dream: to move to the tropics as a full-time writer. Doing this alone was a bit of a gamble, but it paid off like a winning lottery ticket.
There have been a few points in Grace Torreggiani’s life when she had the very tangible option to pick up from Italy and go home to British Columbia, Canada, but something always made her stay. Over a cup of cappuccino, she tells me why Florence has remained her home for the past 34 years. “Italians <a class="more-link" href="https://internationalliving.com/after-34-years-in-italy-im-still-euphoric-to-be-here-fylo/">Read more...<span class="screen-reader-text">: After 34 Years in Italy, I’m Still Euphoric to Be Here</span></a>
Lisa and Eddy Koplin were not planning on starting a travel consultant business when they moved to Lima, Peru as missionaries back in 2010. “We just started this business on a kind of a whim,” says Lisa. “We bought a van…and we thought we could use it in the ministry, and that it would pay for itself if we used it for some little jobs on the side.”
Tomorrow is feria day in our Uruguay beach town. My wife, Lisa, and I will wander the closed-off street of over a hundred vendor stalls, hear “Hola vecino” from the sellers, meet friends, and pick up fresh fruits and cheese from local farms, homemade jams, and more. Maybe even some clothes, hardware, or the electronic <a class="more-link" href="https://internationalliving.com/a-laidback-south-american-lifefueled-by-my-travel-blog-fylo/">Read more...<span class="screen-reader-text">: A Laidback South American Life…Fueled by My Travel Blog</span></a>
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At the end of a busy, yet frustrating, day looking at real estate in the Belize beach town of Placencia, Kirsten and Per Kristensen took time out to relax on the beach.
About 20 years ago, when I lost my big job at a New York City-based record company, someone told me that in a few years I would realize that this was the best thing that could ever happen to me and I'd be happier than I ever knew...
Suzan Crane was born just outside Manhattan in Bronxville, New York, but at the end of the 20th century she was a successful entertainment publicist living in a beautiful house in the Hollywood Hills.
You've dreamed of owning your own home in Paris, but realize that you just can't afford it on your budget. But did you realize that numerous historic towns within an hour of Paris are vastly more affordable, and interesting in their own right?
“When the time is right, things just fall into place. And you just go with the flow.” That’s what Dale and Jessica Hill said about their unanticipated retirement move to Costa Rica. They had come to visit friends who had the “crazy” idea to retire to Costa Rica three years earlier. Dale and Jessica were <a class="more-link" href="https://internationalliving.com/58000-bought-us-a-slice-of-peaceful-paradise-in-costa-rica/">Read more...<span class="screen-reader-text">: $58,000 Bought Us a Slice of Peaceful Paradise in Costa Rica</span></a>
For years, Peggy and Matt Stevens traveled all over Mexico, exploring different cities and states, and checking out properties for sale to get an idea of what was available. Eventually, after many visits, they decided that Mazatlán was where they wanted to be.
Figuring out the secrets for anything, the unknown tricks that can make life easier…the shortcuts, the hacks…those are the things that bring a smile to my face. Here are a few of the things that made our move to Cancun much smoother… Perhaps the most important thing you can do to prepare for your new <a class="more-link" href="https://internationalliving.com/insider-tips-to-finding-a-place-to-live-in-mexico-yoho/">Read more...<span class="screen-reader-text">: Insider Tips to Finding a Place to Live in Mexico</span></a>
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