Where are the Best Gay Friendly Countries to Retire/Move to?

Where are the Best Gay Friendly Countries to Retire/Move to?

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May 12, 2020

We’re often asked about racial/religious tolerance and about how accepting the locals are in various countries toward LGBT lifestyles. While you’ll typically find a warm welcome in any of the countries we suggest for expat living, here’s what our experts on the ground had to say about the countries they live in.

In Photos: The Top 5 Beaches in Costa Rica

In Photos: The Top 5 Beaches in Costa Rica

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April 27, 2020

When you dream of a vacation (or living) in the tropics, often the first thing you imagine is the coastline. Long sandy stretches of palms swaying in the sea breezes. The waves gently lapping the shore. Playing in the surf or donning a mask and exploring the colorful submerged world. Yes, it is easy to talk about beaches, but it is...

Los Cabos: Mexico’s Gem of the Desert

Los Cabos: Mexico’s Gem of the Desert

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April 24, 2020

Growing up in Southern California in the ‘60s, the rumor was that if you wanted to catch a big marlin, it was easier and cheaper to go to Mexico than to take the usual expensive trip to Hawaii. It didn’t take long before word spread like wildfire that the tip of Baja California was the place to go. By the mid ‘70s, Cabo was born...

5 Things to Do in Montpellier, France

5 Things to Do in Montpellier, France

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April 21, 2020

The southern French city of Montpellier might be one of France’s largest, but that does not mean that it feels hurried—or even soulless. Situated about eight miles from the Mediterranean Sea and sandy beaches, Montpellier is characterized by its pleasant climate, elegant stone buildings, multicultural communities, and a joie de vivre...

Things to Do in Vietnam

Things to Do in Vietnam

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April 11, 2020

One of the reasons why Vietnam has become such a popular destination for tourism is that there is so much to do. Whether you’re exploring unspoiled, hidden beaches, trekking in remote mountains, taking photos of ancient Cham ruins, or simply relaxing at a bia hoi with the locals over a glass of fresh-brewed beer, Vietnam has...

Three Friendly, Vibrant Beach Retreats on Ecuador’s Pacific

Three Friendly, Vibrant Beach Retreats on Ecuador’s Pacific

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April 6, 2020

Extremely affordable, warm all year, less than five hours’ flight time from the U.S.... we’ve been flying the Ecuador flag at International Living for decades. If you’ve been a subscriber for anything more than a few months, you’ll know that we rate the country high on our shortlist of locations worldwide...