Okinawa: 7 Reasons to Love “The Hawaii of Japan”

by Carol Parks  When it came to tropical islands, I always thought of myself as a Caribbean type. Close by… beaches…palm trees…warm…decent plane fares. That is, till I discovered this gem of an island in the Pacific. Okinawa mixes Japanese culture, a large expat population, and a Pacific island vibe into one distinct package. What’s Read more...: Okinawa: 7 Reasons to Love “The Hawaii of Japan”

Are There Low Cost Apartments Available for Rent in Boquete, Panama?

I’m a single, 72 year old woman living strictly on my Social Security income of $1,400.00 per month. I’m currently renting a Section 42 studio apartment for $443.00 per month. It’s a decent apartment that isn’t rundown but it’s decidedly very small and plain. Your literature indicates that one should be prepared to pay $650.00 Read more...: Are There Low Cost Apartments Available for Rent in Boquete, Panama?

Live Richer, Spend Less – International Living’s Guide to Retiring Overseas

In the book, you’ll gain the practical tools you need to help you see why a life abroad can make so much sense. You’ll be able to make rational decisions and understand if the overseas lifestyle is really for you—and if it is, the best way to go about it…to find a good fit, given your interests, priorities, budget, and dreams…

3 Places for a Tropical Beachfront Retirement Outside the Hurricane Zone

Mention the word “tropical” and most people will think of turquoise-blue waters and powder-white beaches. But one downside of a tropical retirement can be the threat of hurricanes. But there are many idyllic retirement havens where savvy retirees can get all the pleasures of life...