Picture yourself lying on a deserted beach sipping your favorite cocktail and enjoying the ocean breeze. No computer…no telephone…no stress. Sound tempting? Folks often dream of retiring to an island in search of romance, fun, and adventure...
How do expats celebrate Thanksgiving Overseas? One of the biggest holidays in the U.S. and Canada is quietly being exported around the world. Here’s how some of our IL correspondents and contributors celebrate this family day overseas…
What is an Expat? Our experts discuss what it means to be an expat.
We want your opinion! Who do you think should spend a month enjoying a test-drive retirement in The Algarve, Portugal? From the thousands of entries we received, we’ve narrowed the field to 20, who have submitted a video on why they deserve to be chosen. And now we’d like your input. Watch the top entries and vote.
We understand your concerns about accessibility. Having a disability is a unique characteristic with different people having different needs. Our experts are not making assumptions about anyone’s abilities. The question here is specifically about wheelchair accessibility. For that reason, these experts have submitted their observations about mobility accessibility in various countries.
Always wanted to live in a foreign country but not sure how to go about it? A lot of our correspondents and contributors went on retirement scouting trips before making the big move overseas. It takes time to learn which country, and even what town or city within that country, is your best fit. Below they share their experiences and what valuable lessons they learned:
Not surprisingly, Europe delivers strongly on healthcare; in each of our five picks, you’ll find healthcare professionals and facilities of a world-class standard. But perhaps more surprisingly, the care on offer in these countries won’t leave you counting pennies.
In most of the places I've lived and traveled, including Costa Rica, Roatan, Dominican Republic, Mexico, etc. gringo is a term for any expat, North American and often Europeans as well. It's not an insult, which is the connotation in the U.S.
A rich burgundy color, it is sweet, but not too syrupy, and generates a warm glow as it makes its way down into the belly. This is Ginja, a Portuguese liqueur believed to cure anything from tonsilitis to the blues. The full name is Ginginha, but it is generally called Ginja, and the best way to sample it is at a Ginja bar in Lisbon.
Historic stone homes in timeworn villages for under $40,000. Mansions with acres of land for less than $150,000, ocean-view cottages, and lock-and-leave apartments. For years, migration from Europe’s countryside has left a glut of character homes vacant and unloved, waiting for someone with some time and a little money.