The Great Slow Down—A.K.A. Life in Panama

The Great Slow Down—A.K.A. Life in Panama

It’s been eight years since I read an article, just like this one, that changed our lives forever. Kari and I came to Pedasí, gambling on the chance that the good things I had read about the place were true. They were. We loved it so much that we continued to return here every winter for five years straight, staying at the sports club just down the street...

5 Places to Retire to With the World’s Best Climate

5 Places to Retire to With the World’s Best Climate

Whether your idea of paradise is a sunny Mediterranean beach or the freshness of a high-altitude town, four seasons, or eternal spring, our climate category is designed to hlp you discover your ideal-weather haven. Read why the countries below made our top five list, and discover the 2023 titleholder of the best in climate category.

The Cheapest Places in the World to Live in 2023

The Cheapest Places in the World to Live in 2023

Affordability is often the single-most influential factor in choosing an overseas retirement destination. After all, who wants to spend their golden years counting pennies and wondering how far the next Social Security check will stretch? That’s the beauty of travel, and International Living’s Annual Global Retirement Index—you have the power to choose...

Seven Places to Retire in Portugal for Under $30,000 per Year

Seven Places to Retire in Portugal for Under $30,000 per Year

There is a magical undercurrent that pervades Portugal, a sense of a carefully preserved past. Golden beaches with sparkling clean waters line the western and southern coastlines. Flower-filled meadows stretch toward sloping hills, then rise to mountain bluffs crowned by a 12th-century castle. You can picnic amid a ghostly city abandoned...

The World’s Best Places to Retire in 2023

The World’s Best Places to Retire in 2023

If you’re considering retirement abroad, you need information, and you need lots of it. But more than that, you need guidance on how to interpret that information. That’s what we’re here for, and that’s why we’ve compiled the 2023 Annual Global Retirement Index: to help you with the exciting business of choosing where in the world will best suit your needs.

Beach Cocktails in December: Escape the Winter Gloom Living Part-Time Abroad

Beach Cocktails in December: Escape the Winter Gloom Living Part-Time Abroad

"We winter over in the Caribbean.” “We spend three months a year in the south of France.” “We escape to our place in Mexico when it gets too cold at home.” That may sound like the bragging of a well-heeled set, but you’d be surprised at how accessible—and affordable—a part-time overseas getaway can be. A full-time move abroad can feel like a step too...

Bigger, Better World Podcast from International Living

Bigger, Better World Podcast from International Living

Special Offer for Listeners to the Bigger, Better World Podcast from International Living If you’re ready to travel more, live better, save money, invest profitably, and retire in comfort—you’ll like what you see here at International Living. Because we show you how to do just that, even with a modest nest egg. Safe, welcoming, beautiful, Read more...: Bigger, Better World Podcast from International Living