Schengen Visa: What Countries Are in the Zone?

Schengen Visa: What Countries Are in the Zone?

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December 11, 2017

Lots of Europhiles dream of taking six months or a year to explore Europe…traveling from country to country…staying put for a while (maybe even renting an apartment or villa for a month or two) and getting to know a region…then moving on to the next enticing destination…. It’s a lovely dream. But doing it—while possible—is Read more...: Schengen Visa: What Countries Are in the Zone?

When is the best time to visit Costa Rica?

When is the best time to visit Costa Rica?

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October 19, 2017

When is the best time to visit Costa Rica? It’s always the best time. Seriously. Depending on what you’re seeking and where you’re from, it affects your thinking on this subject. For example, almost all North Americans think to come to the beaches of Costa Rica during the dry season. But Europeans favor the mountains during rainy and dry seasons.

What is the Meaning of Pura Vida?

What is the Meaning of Pura Vida?

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October 13, 2017

We’ve had a lot of questions about the meaning and origins of the Costa Rican phrase Pura Vida. Our Costa Rica country correspondents give their thoughts on Pura Vida and what it means to them. The Meaning of Pura Vida If there were only one Spanish phrase to learn before coming to Costa Rica, it Read more...: What is the Meaning of Pura Vida?

How Do I Show My Reluctant Partner The Benefits of Retiring Overseas?

How Do I Show My Reluctant Partner The Benefits of Retiring Overseas?

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July 20, 2017

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?

Can I still claim my social security if I move to Mexico?

Can I still claim my social security if I move to Mexico?

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March 15, 2017

I will be moving to Mexico in the coming months but I still have reservations about claiming my social security while residing in Mexico. Can I still claim my social security if I move to Mexico? Do I need to return to the states every few months? Do I need to keep an address in Read more...: Can I still claim my social security if I move to Mexico?

“Should we retire in Colombia or Ecuador?”

“Should we retire in Colombia or Ecuador?”

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March 1, 2017

Hi IL Experts, We have decided to retire in South America and have narrowed it down to either Colombia or Ecuador. Our monthly income will be in the $2000 a month bracket. We would like access to a reasonable level of healthcare an area safe for expats. Is this possible in either country? Should we Read more...: “Should we retire in Colombia or Ecuador?”

Where Should A Couple In Their 60’s Retire?

Where Should A Couple In Their 60’s Retire?

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February 20, 2017

Hi IL experts My husband Bill and I want to leave the miserable winters behind and move our retirement overseas. We are both in our mid 60’s and of good health. We are still undecided on where we want to retire to but we are open to suggestions. We have a combined SS of $1950 Read more...: Where Should A Couple In Their 60’s Retire?

“Where in Central America should a single woman retire to and why?”

“Where in Central America should a single woman retire to and why?”

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January 23, 2017

It would be great if you published articles for those of us single women in our 60’s wanting to retire to places like Panama, Yucatan, Roatan, Belize. All your articles are for couples – what about the very large population of single women who want to retire to a sunny climate in central America? Where Read more...: “Where in Central America should a single woman retire to and why?”