When you move overseas, there are few better ways to integrate into your community than through volunteering. Volunteering is an ideal way to meet new people. You’ll meet the locals and other expats, giving you plenty of chances to expand your circle of friends.
Spain has an ancient and varied culture—very distinct from the cultures of Latin America…though it does share a language and some general customs with its former colonies. Getting to know Spain’s own varied culture will deepen your understanding and enrich your time there...
But what’s it like for women over there? That’s a question we often get from women thinking of a retirement abroad. It’s an important question…and one we take seriously. In fact, most are surprised to learn that the majority of countries we talk about rank highly for gender equality and inclusivity.
Jo Fulton was 18 the first time she visited Spain. She had gone to Mallorca, the largest of Spain’s Balearic Islands to work as an au pair for the summer, prior to starting university.
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.