Perfect Climate…Secret Hideaways…and Fresh Opportunities in Nicaragua

Perfect Climate…Secret Hideaways…and Fresh Opportunities in Nicaragua

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July 4, 2014

Nicaragua is a very cool country...and it's not the temperature I'm talking about. With its smoking volcanoes, clear blue crater lakes, fantastic surfing beaches, and a turquoise swimming hole in the middle of the forest on a mysterious island, it's a magical place to be.

Ecuador, Uruguay and Malta Boast Best Climates in the World

Ecuador, Uruguay and Malta Boast Best Climates in the World

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January 27, 2014

InternationalLiving.com’s annual Global Retirement Index names Ecuador, Uruguay and Malta as the best three countries in the world when it comes to climate. Their temperate weather throughout the year, moderate rainfall and little risk of natural disaster saw them rise to the top of the Climate category, one of eight categories in the Index, which details the top countries in the world for retirement in 2014.

Top Climate Year-Round: One of the Best Reasons to Move to Panama

Top Climate Year-Round: One of the Best Reasons to Move to Panama

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January 19, 2014

Wherever we live, whatever lifestyle we choose, our lives typically fall into a rhythm. Here in David, Panama, where I live, the weather is a major factor in the rhythm of daily life, and the things we do depend on whether it's summer or winter. Winter in Panama? Yup, that's what we call it, el invierno in Spanish.

Enjoying the Best Climate in the World in Costa Rica

Enjoying the Best Climate in the World in Costa Rica

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January 13, 2014

Frances Jones leans back in her chair and motions to the rolling view from her terrace. Forest and coffee field-flecked hills stretch for miles to the Gulf of Nicoya and the Pacific. "When we found this place the house was simple—no porches—but the view was just killer. Even if it was a tent, we still would have taken it," says Frances.

Best Place For Climate when Retiring Overseas

Best Place For Climate when Retiring Overseas

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January 5, 2014

Tired of shoveling snow, braving the torrential rain or wrapping up against the bitter cold? If so, check out these top three places to retire for a better climate as ranked in International Living’s Annual Global Retirement Index 2014. With a perfect score of 100 and for the second year in a row, Ecuador comes out top in the Climate category and is the overall runner up in this year’s Global Retirement Index. Lying directly on the equator, it enjoys 12 hours of direct equatorial daylight 365 days a year.

Secret Mediterranean Island Offers Low Costs, Great Climate and High Quality of Life

Secret Mediterranean Island Offers Low Costs, Great Climate and High Quality of Life

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October 3, 2013

Malta is the smallest country in the European Union (just 122 square miles), but it has long been a vacation spot for sun-starved northern Europeans and a tax haven for the wealthy. Multi-million-dollar yachts fill Malta’s marinas. Yet you’ll find great bang for your buck here. A couple could live well on a budget of $2,000 a month.

The Top Three Best Places to Retire Overseas and Enjoy a Great Climate

The Top Three Best Places to Retire Overseas and Enjoy a Great Climate

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September 25, 2013

Many places all over the world have great climates, but those that took the top three spots in our Annual Retirement Index 2013 are three of the best. The country taking the number one spot not just in the climate category but overall in the Retirement Index lies directly on the equator. It enjoys 12 hours of direct equatorial daylight 365 days a year.

A Low Cost of Living, Excellent Health Care, and a Great Climate: Why Expats Choose Costa Rica

A Low Cost of Living, Excellent Health Care, and a Great Climate: Why Expats Choose Costa Rica

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July 2, 2013

Today an estimated 20,000 Americans live in Costa Rica either full- or part-time, and it’s easy to see why. Costa Rica is a stable, affordable and beautiful country with a rich culture and admirable values. The healthcare here is top-notch. The facilities are excellent, the doctors are well-trained...

A Perfect Climate in Costa Rica’s Central Valley

A Perfect Climate in Costa Rica’s Central Valley

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March 5, 2013

After a lifetime of cold weather in Alberta, Canada, retired couple Rick and Peggy Stewart were ready for a change. And they found a perfect climate—and many more benefits—in the rural community of Santa Eulalia about 20 minutes outside of the small town of Atenas, in Costa Rica's Central Valley. From their new home in the tropics, they can't help but rub it in with friends and family back home.

The Climate in Cuenca, Ecuador

The Climate in Cuenca, Ecuador

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December 6, 2012

The thermometer was already getting close to 100 degrees when we left Las Vegas for Cuenca, Ecuador two-and-a-half years ago. We’d had enough of that scorching heat—as well as the humidity and chilly winters in the southeast where we previously lived… Besides the attractive cost of living, the mild climate of Cuenca was one of our major reasons for moving here.