“What are the best reasons to retire overseas?”

“What are the best reasons to retire overseas?”

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April 2, 2018

Bonnie Hayman – IL Nicaragua Correspondent   Hi David, There are SO many great reasons to move overseas that it is impossible to list them all. I chose Nicaragua 8 years ago and I’ll never leave! Here are some reasons why: I’m so much happier here. I’m a middle class gal from the states who Read more...: “What are the best reasons to retire overseas?”

Food in France

Food in France

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March 19, 2018

In France, food is sacred. When preparing a dish, the freshest, best quality ingredients one can afford are chosen. Before anyone eats a bite, the table is laid with care, even if it’s just a simple lunch...

Why Puerto Escondido Draws Me Back Every Year

Why Puerto Escondido Draws Me Back Every Year

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March 12, 2018

As a part-time expat, I spend my winters in Mexico. And, while I have a home on the central Pacific coast, there’s another part of this vast, varied country that I’m drawn back to visit year after year, thanks to its affordability, beauty, cleanliness, people, and great vibe. It’s the town of Puerto Escondido in the state of Oaxaca.

Women’s Equality: Top Retirement Havens that Rank Ahead of the U.S.

Women’s Equality: Top Retirement Havens that Rank Ahead of the U.S.

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February 20, 2018

But what’s it like for women over there? That’s a question we often get from women thinking of a retirement abroad. It’s an important question…and one we take seriously. In fact, most are surprised to learn that the majority of countries we talk about rank highly for gender equality and inclusivity.

Thinking of Mexico? Check Out Progreso

Thinking of Mexico? Check Out Progreso

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February 3, 2018

The crystal-clear emerald surf rolls gently onto the white sandy beach. Combined with the pungent salty air and gentle sea breeze, it's nearly lulling me to sleep on my towel under one of the empty palapas on the oceanfront. Except for a local dog frolicking along the water, I'm the only one on this stretch of beach, as far as I can see. That's not because I'm here in "low" season. The town of Progreso, Mexico, is on the Gulf of Mexico, and it hardly matters when you go to the beach. With a yearly average high temperature of 83 F and average low of 73 F, there are no bad beach days in this paradise.