With winter around the corner, you might already be pulling out the coats and boots, budgeting for heating costs…prepping for the cold, dark months ahead. Blizzards, ice storms, slippery roads and sidewalks. But what if you could avoid all that?
International Living’s in-country correspondents and contributors have shared the best snowbird locations in their adopted countries—places where the weather is pleasant, amenities are plentiful, and the landscapes are breathtaking.
Tired of the direction the U.S. was (and still is) headed in, I traveled around for a couple months, and eventually found myself on Costa Rica’s Caribbean Coast. An energy fell over me and whispered, “This is it.” The healing powers of Costa Rica’s lush rainforests, stunning beaches, and refreshing waterfalls provided me with the medicine I needed to heal.
Imagine rice fields in various shades of happy green sectioned off into neat squares. Add a cluster of Thai people, standing in the water with their pants rolled up. All of them are wearing wonky straw hats to shade them from the glorious sunshine. It’s a postcard image. This is exactly where Bonny Mayer found herself on her first trip to Chiang Mai, Thailand.
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There was a time when Portugal was viewed as the “poor cousin” of Western Europe. For decades it was overlooked by tourists and expats who instead flocked to the neighboring countries of Spain, France, and Italy, in search of better weather, beautiful beaches, intriguing history and culture, and a higher quality of life with lower costs.
“I offer a tour where I teach people how to be mermaids,” says Carmen Adriana Mantione. “I have a partnership with a hotel on the beach road with a cenote on the property. We can swim out into the open water, and we have special permission to go on the Tulum reef in our tails if the weather permits.”
Thailand is one of the world’s most popular locales for good living abroad. And there are lots of reasons why. For pennies on the dollar you get a year-round tropical climate and access to modern comforts and conveniences, including affordable, high quality medical care.
Several European countries offer the option of obtaining legal residence through investment—often investment in real estate—in the country. These so-called “Golden Visa programs” aim at offering citizens of non-European Union countries a legal (and easy) way to gain residence and access to the EU. Here are the programs in two popular countries...
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