Can You Put the Flag to the Country?

Can You Put the Flag to the Country?

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September 11, 2017

From Sir Edmund Hillary putting the first flag on the top of Mount Everest in 1953 to Neil Armstrong planting the star-spangled banner on the moon in 1969—these images have become as iconic as the endeavors themselves. A national flag is much more than just a mish-mash of colors, stripes, and symbols. Flags encapsulate the Read more...: Can You Put the Flag to the Country?

Seven Things to do in Montevideo, Uruguay

Seven Things to do in Montevideo, Uruguay

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August 19, 2017

Montevideo, Uruguay's capital city, has a culture that many North American expats find comfortable. It's a place where the traditional and the modern weave together. For example, Montevideo has a prosperous economy, but people still take time for one another. It has new gleaming malls, but it is also teeming with small family-owned shops. Each child in the country receives a free laptop computer, but time with family is still cherished above all else.

Retirement Destinations Quiz

Retirement Destinations Quiz

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June 2, 2017

For over 35 years International Living has been exploring the world in search of the best, most affordable, overseas retirement havens. We’ve scoured the globe, visited towns and cities on every continent, spoken with expats who are living the good life overseas, and built up a support network of more than 200 contributors, correspondents, friends, Read more...: Retirement Destinations Quiz

Living in Atenas, Costa Rica

Living in Atenas, Costa Rica

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May 18, 2017

Turns out one of the best places to find small-town America… is in Costa Rica. I’m talking about Atenas, a village of 5,000 in the Central Valley region in the interior of the country. Expats that have made their home here—mostly retirees—say the warm and friendly locals and a very welcoming expat community remind them of where they grew up.

Costa Rica Versus Panama: Which Country is Best for You?

Costa Rica Versus Panama: Which Country is Best for You?

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November 21, 2016

My wife, Suzan Haskins, and I were married in Costa Rica 14 years ago and have been back for business and pleasure almost every year since. We also lived in Panama in 2006 and, like Costa Rica, have returned nearly every year for International Living events, editorial trips, and vacations. So it is inevitable that...

In Pictures: The 5 Most Charming Colonial Cities of Latin America

In Pictures: The 5 Most Charming Colonial Cities of Latin America

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June 15, 2016

As they conquered and colonized Latin America, the Spanish conquistadors—and later settlers—certainly left their mark. Using the old cities of Spain as a model, they built imposing cathedrals, well-tended public squares, large homes, and other structures. Throughout the region, from Mexico to Argentina, and everywhere in between, you can find these historic districts often covering dozens of city blocks, full of ornate buildings.

Beware – These 3 Costa Rica Stories Might Change Your Life

Beware – These 3 Costa Rica Stories Might Change Your Life

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June 6, 2016

Long stretches of deserted and undeveloped beaches, on the Caribbean and Pacific Coasts…dense jungles teeming with exotic wildlife…towering volcanoes, lush green valleys, and hundreds of crystal-clear lakes, rivers, streams, and waterfalls… mesmerizing sunrises, sunsets, and star-filled evening skies…all these things, and much more, are drawing IL readers to Costa Rica.

10 Best Places in the World to Escape the 2016 Political Season

10 Best Places in the World to Escape the 2016 Political Season

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May 10, 2016

In the hours after one presidential debate recently, Google searches for “how can I move to Canada” reportedly spiked 1,150%. Here at International Living, we have nothing against Canada. But it should be said: There are warmer, better-value options to consider…all over the world. Each year at International Living we release our Global Retirement Index. Researched over months with the help of our ever-growing team of correspondents, editors, and contributors all over the world, this Retirement Index is the ultimate resource for helping you find your ideal retirement haven.