September…Italy’s Perfect Month By Valerie Fortney-Schneider 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 Read more...: Europe In The Fall
From Sir Edmund Hillary putting the first flag on the top of Mount Everest in 1953 to Neil Armstrong planting the star-spangled banner on the moon in 1969—these images have become as iconic as the endeavors themselves. A national flag is much more than just a mish-mash of colors, stripes, and symbols. Flags encapsulate the Read more...: Can You Put the Flag to the Country?
Imagine living a high-quality lifestyle with indulgences like a housekeeper, a private chef to prepare gourmet meals for $50 per week, and even top-quality healthcare where the cost of living is so affordable you can pay-out-of-pocket. Well, it’s possible.
When Edd and Cynthia Staton were both downsized, they decided to retire for good. They left the U.S. in search of a better climate and a lower cost of living What they found in Ecuador was something much more… Dear International Living Reader, Just a few short years ago, things weren’t looking too good for Read more...: 2017 Fast Track Ecuador Recordings
At home, prices are rising. It costs more to put gas in the car, buy groceries, and pay for health insurance. At the same time, retirement savings eroded in the market downturn. If you’re looking overseas for a low-cost alternative to an uncertain retirement at home, there’s good news. You can ﬁnd it in places that offer not just “cheap” living, but a whole basketful of beneﬁts, too—places where a mild spring-like climate is yours all year round…beaches are of powder-white sand…snow-capped mountains soar above colonial towns…and your costs could be as low as $1,000 a month.
What is an Expat? This is a very popular question submitted to us by many of our fans. Our experts talk about what an expat is and what it means to them to be an expat. Jason Holland – IL Roving Latin America Editor There is a lot of debate around the term expat. Some Read more...: What Is An Expat?
I am a 62 year old woman and I am in process of planning a retirement outside of the U.S. for both my husband and myself. I have yet to decide where to move to yet so I am open to anywhere that you might recommend. My problem is my husband is still very reluctant Read more...: How Do I Show My Reluctant Partner The Benefits of Retiring Overseas?
For decades Costa Rica has been among the world’s premier retirement destinations. It still is. Chuck and his wife Anna launched their Pura Vida lifestyle in 2012. They sought a mild climate, better healthcare, amazing views, and lots to do…and all at a lower cost of living. You’ll find established and welcoming expat communities all across the country. It’s easy to make friends to explore the jungle with, or to share an ice-cold, two-buck Pilsen beer while watching the sun set from a beach.
One of the main concerns of any person looking to retire overseas is the quality of healthcare. Is it possible to get medical treatment as good as what’s available in the U.S. and Canada?
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