About IL

Live Better…for Less…in a Tropical Paradise…Today!

Over 35 years ago, a little newsletter sparked a big idea…

You can live better, for less, overseas.

When International Living suggested in that first newsletter that an exotic life in a tropical paradise wasn’t just for the rich and famous…that you can do it now for less money than you currently live on…it was a radical idea.

In many ways, it still is.

Not because it’s difficult (it isn’t), or requires lots of money (it doesn’t), or hasn’t been done before (it has, thousands of times).

The idea of living a happier, more fulfilling, more prosperous life offshore still strikes many people as a radical idea simply because they don’t have the whole story.

Like most folks, they rely on the mainstream media to tell them what the world is like. Open the pages of USA Today or turn on CNN and you get the standard fare… death, destruction, mayhem. Bad news is good news for the giant media conglomerates. If it bleeds, it leads.

With input like that, it’s a wonder anyone goes outdoors, much less overseas!

At International Living, we take a different approach.

We know from experience that there are a host of places around the world that are cheaper…healthier…safer…freer… than you ever thought possible.

Our job is to help you discover those places, and then to help you take advantage of the opportunities they offer—opportunities to improve your quality of life…to lower your cost of living…to invest for profitable return—before the rest of the world catches on.

In our pages (both print and virtual), you’ll find out about everything from adventures in Panama to the best buys on the Paris property market…from how to open a bank account in your new country of residence to how to get the best deal on your next airfare…from the world’s best beachfront property bargains to the most reliable local contractors to help you build your new beach home…from island-hopping adventures in the Mediterranean to the best summer fiestas in Mexico.

We’re continually on the move in search of Paradise, and after three decades, we’ve built quite a support network. International Living has more than 200 contributors, correspondents, friends, and colleagues exploring the world on your behalf. Thanks to the internet, we’re able to keep in touch with all of them regularly, even daily.

Among us, we have the world pretty well covered.

Sign up for our Free Daily Postcards and Fund Your Life Overseas E-letter

One of the best ways to take advantage of this pool of offshore expertise and stay in touch with all that’s going on in the world of International Living is to read our free daily e-letters.

At last count, we had more than 500,000 readers enjoying these daily dispatches from around the globe, investigating the best opportunities for real estate, travel, retirement, and investment.

These electronic reports are an important part of our International Living service. If you aren’t already receiving them, click here.

We also have a free Fund Your Life Overseas e-letter. This e-letter will help you to find out more about how you can make money overseas. Whether you’re interested in starting a business in a new country, or you just want to help fund your travels, this free e-letter will give you the advice and direction you need to get more bang for your buck… and more bucks so you can get started sooner.

IL’s Events and Conferences

We have lots of locations and opportunities on our radar screen, and part of our service to International Living members includes conferences and events in the places we believe make the best sense for expatriates looking beyond their own shores.

Our world-class conferences and seminars are held in some of the most beautiful and historic cities on earth, and that’s where you’ll get to meet the International Living writers and staff members, as well as move-overseas experts and expats who have already made the move. These conferences have helped countless people find just the right locations, protect themselves from the falling dollar, network with other expats and experts, slash their cost of living, and avoid the most common mistakes made while moving or investing overseas. Find out more about our events here.

International Living’s Monthly Magazine

International Living magazine is one of our best resources if you’re really serious about moving overseas. In each issue we detail in-depth information on moving or retiring overseas, making money, saving money and learning all the ins and outs on buying property abroad. You’ll also hear from expats who have already made the move. Find out more about International Living’s monthly magazine here.

If you – like so many folks – muse about the day you can leave the stress of the rat race behind, grab control of your life, and head off on an adventure abroad… with an income that went with you… That day could be a lot sooner than you think. Discover and explore the ways you can fund your life overseas and gain the freedom and flexibility of an income that you control with International Living’s Incomes Abroad

Real Estate Overseas

Real Estate Trend Alert gives you everything you need to take advantage of the very best global real estate investment opportunities available today. All the research… the hot tips… and the inside story is delivered to you through timely email alerts. This service is for the aggressive yet prudent investor who wants to make serious money by taking advantage of situations before they become common knowledge. Find out more here.

Welcome to the world as seen from a slightly more exciting, adventurous, and contrarian perspective…the world of International Living. It’s a big world, full of opportunity for fun and for profit. We’re standing by, ready to help any way we can to make your international living dreams come true.


Pathfinder is the preferred real estate advertiser to International LivingPathfinder represents a select group of real estate developers and brokers. The director of Pathfinder is Ronan McMahon.

Ronan McMahon currently contributes real estate articles to International Living postcardsand the International Living magazine. He is also the editor of Real Estate Trend Alert.

Pathfinder requires developers and projects to meet basic criteria before bringing these opportunities to you. Although Pathfinder believes that developments that meet our criteria are quality projects, this should not be construed as a guarantee by Pathfinder. Pathfinder always recommends strongly that buyers perform their own complete due diligence. Pathfinder always recommends the use of a qualified legal professional to help with any real estate transaction.  Pathfinder also recommends that buyers purchase title insurance.

Should a reader decide to purchase a property from one of the developers or real estate brokers Pathfinder works with, Pathfinder will receive an advertising fee from the developer/broker.

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