Whether you’d like to create an occasional income—or profit centre—to take on the road or build one from a new location, there are countless ways to make that happen. This is, after all, the age of the virtual office which means you can set up shop on a Caribbean beach, in a cosy Swiss chalet, or on a rainforest riverbank.
Mexico taught me to add flavour and spice to my life...to live bigger. I loved the colourful surroundings, passionate people, and many festivals. At the end of my teaching day in Sayulita—one of the prettiest towns in Mexico—I would often go to the beach for shrimp quesadillas and the most fantastic piña coladas.
You can rent an apartment in Dalat for around $380, eat out for less than a buck...and get a good hour-long massage for $6. It's not easy to find English-language real estate agents and service providers. One neat trick is to head to the university and make friends with some students.
“Malta is small, but it packs a lot into that space: ancient ruins, charming cities, some beautiful beaches, and a varied, interesting population,” says International Living Editor Glynna Prentice. “In Valletta, the capital, there’s something going on almost every night—for instance, a concert, a fireworks display, or an exhibit. So you’re never bored.”
I've lived in Ecuador off and on for 13 years now. We spent a year in Quito beginning in 2001 and returned here in 2008. So yes, I think Ecuador is one of the best places on the planet to live.
If you are thinking about taking a trip to Southeast Asia, then here are the 10 most beautiful natural attractions that you can add to your Southeast Asian bucket list.
For some, home is a place on a map or a house filled with memories and possessions. But for others, home is much more portable.
I’ve never seen so much green…and in so many shades and variations. The tall, jungle-covered mountains of Costa Rica’s Southern Zone dominate the landscape. And many locals and long-time expats say they enjoy these mountain views even more than the ocean, thanks to the lush vegetation that covers them.
When it comes to the ideal beach lifestyle abroad, many expats look to Koh Samui in Thailand where the affordable costs make for ultra-easy living.
"Won't you miss your family and friends if you move overseas?" That's a question we at IL get asked a lot, and the answer is... “Of course you will.” It's something my husband Dan and I have experience of.