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...

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...

Exploring Chania: Peaceful, Sun-Soaked Bliss on Greece’s Largest Island

Exploring Chania: Peaceful, Sun-Soaked Bliss on Greece’s Largest Island

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April 3, 2020

The island of Crete is one of Greece’s major highlights. It’s the biggest of all the Greek islands and one of the most fascinating, whether you’re inspired by nature, history, Greek food, or the beach-focused Mediterranean lifestyle. While exploring the charms of Crete, most visitors base themselves in one of three small cities along Crete’s northern coast: Chania, Rethymno, or Heraklion...