I moved to David, Panama five years ago and, over that time, I’ve gotten to know it quite well. I’m learning more every day, but I’ve already discovered so many wonderfully unusual aspects to my adopted homeland.
Eleven years after his first fishing trip to Costa Rica, in 2011, Scott decided to go fishing with some friends in Puerto Armuelles, Panama, just 45 minutes from the Costa Rican border.
My wife, Johanne, and I woke on a lovely morning with blue skies and a warm breeze. With freshly brewed Panamanian coffee poured, we sat outside by the pool and plotted our activities for the day.
“Living here made me a much better person, where I'm challenged by those around me to be the person I was meant to be,” says Maryland native Linda Sherman of her new home of Boquete, Panama. “It is profoundly inspiring and fulfilling. Happiness is the by-product of a life well lived.”
For just over a quarter of a century, International Living has ranked, rated, and named the best retirement destinations in the world. Each year we’ve refined and improved the process, bringing new categories and considerations into play.
In 2005, when our friend told my wife and me that he had purchased beachfront property in Panama, I thought he was crazy. After several months of research, I decided that not only was he a genius, but I joined him as his next-door neighbor in the beach community of La Barqueta.
Healthcare is one of the top concerns for retirees when considering moving abroad. But, the good news for retirees, is healthcare overseas often proves to be a fraction of the cost it is in the U.S.
One million dollars: It was once a huge aspirational monetary goal. However, these days, according to the AARP, having $1 million dollars is almost a necessity if you want to retire comfortably in the U.S.
Imagine a life lived outdoors…surrounded by lush green rainforest and breathing brisk mountain air. With sunny mornings, afternoon showers, and clear skies again at sunset.
Harry Brouard retired early, moving from his home in New Jersey to Florida. But moving to Florida wasn’t quite enough, he felt that he still needed more.