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.
From towering mountains, lush valleys, and thick forests to arid desert, azure beaches, and historic cities: Spain truly has all that you could wish for. It is also home to different cultures, each with its own history and unique style.
When you think of Spain, Barcelona’s glittering Gaudi architecture and sunshine-filled beaches may first come to mind, but the country has another secret cultural haven: Madrid.
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.
Low-cost airlines have peppered Europe and the U.S. for years, offering cheap flights with no frills. But now, those cheap flights are starting to extend over the Atlantic, bringing Europe closer than it ever was before.
Most North American visitors to Spain gravitate to Madrid, Barcelona, and Andalucía, Spain’s large southern region.
Rebecca Annesley, an Indiana native, had always wanted to live in a big city. But after university, the economic downturn and high costs of living made moving to a metropolis like San Francisco or Manhattan a near-impossible feat...
I look out my bedroom window to watch seagulls soaring below me; what an interesting perspective to view these graceful white birds from above. How my life has changed in the past year. My current apartment in Porto, Portugal, is located on the fourth floor of a building...
By Glynna Prentice Twenty years ago, when I first visited Málaga, it was the ugly stepsister of Spain’s Costa del Sol: a little scruffy and down-at-heels (though with gloriously sunny weather and a seaside location). So it was pure pleasure to return last summer and find it transformed into a Cinderella: one of Spain’s most Read more...: Málaga, Spain
When our family and friends ask when the best time to visit Italy is, our answer is invariably, “September”. While we love summer with its frenzy of activities, concerts and festivals, it can be overwhelming; the heat can be oppressive and the prices are higher for visitors too. But September…ah, the perfect month.