Just Where in Italy is Tuscany?

Just Where in Italy is Tuscany?

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February 7, 2018

Tuscany certainly needs no introduction. You see evidence of its popularity everywhere. Its name is used to sell everything from ceramics to sofas, suburban homes to sandwiches, and even packaged food products like “Tuscan” flavored dog food! It is, without a doubt, Italy’s most famous and favored region. It has names that ring familiar to Read more...: Just Where in Italy is Tuscany?

Top 10 Things To Do in Belize

Top 10 Things To Do in Belize

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January 5, 2018

If you’re planning your first trip to Belize it can be hard to decide what to do, given there are so many choices. Here’s a list of the top 10 activities to consider when planning your trip: 1. Visit a Mayan Ruin. Remnants of the amazing Mayan civilization have been found throughout Belize. After all, Belize was the center of the Mundo Maya. It’s a special treat to explore one of the unique ruins and step back in time. In the Cayo you have a choice of touring Xunantunich, Cahal Pech, or Caracol. If in Corozal, check out Santa Rita or Cerros. Even if you stay on Ambergris Caye or Caye Caulker you can take a boat trip and tour of Lamanai or Altun Ha.

Living Internationally: How to Enjoy a Roving Retirement

Living Internationally: How to Enjoy a Roving Retirement

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September 25, 2017

Advances in technology have opened up the world. Planes, trains and the Internet are all getting faster and—if you know where to look—you can embrace these changes and make your dream of exploring dozens of overseas destinations come true. Right now, living internationally...

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.

Enjoy a Profitable Life on the Beach

Enjoy a Profitable Life on the Beach

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January 31, 2017

Laying under a palm tree on a tropical beach is a fantasy many people only act out during vacation or retirement. Sure, we would all love to live in paradise long before our twilight years, but, so the thinking goes, it’s far from feasible. Not so. In fact, more and more hard-working North Americans have begun to redefine their life parameters and are moving abroad to exotic locations before retirement. How? By opening businesses that support their lives abroad in the country of their dreams.