Laidback Belize: Live Well in the Caribbean for Less Than $2,000 a Month

Laidback Belize: Live Well in the Caribbean for Less Than $2,000 a Month

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December 9, 2014

The low cost of living in Belize means a couple can live well on $2,000 to $3,000 or less a month. Established expat communities make for a ready supply of new friends, and it’s English-speaking, even if it’s the second or even third language for many locals. (I spoke only English during my time there and had no issues.) Plus, it’s easy to get to from North America, thanks to daily flights.

The Best Retirement Havens in Ecuador

The Best Retirement Havens in Ecuador

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November 7, 2014

Ecuador offers the world’s best climate choices in its four distinct regions, from Amazonian rainforests in the east (El Oriente) to warm coastal lowlands (La Costa) in the west and the Galapagos Islands, 600 miles offshore. The Andes Mountains cut right down the middle of the country from north to south, and in this La Sierra region you’ll find the temperate weather patterns that give Ecuador its status as the “Land of Eternal Spring.”

Retire to the Friendly University City of Montpellier, France

Retire to the Friendly University City of Montpellier, France

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September 20, 2014

Certain images are fixed in my mind of the French town of Montpellier. When I think of it, I remember cobblestone streets filled with students and a cheerful energy. I remember riding a sleek tramway entirely painted with bright, intertwined flowers. And I remember eating one of the most extraordinary meals of my life there at the charming Lozèrois restaurant, Cellier & Morel.

What Do Retirees Overseas Do All Day?

What Do Retirees Overseas Do All Day?

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February 16, 2014

But nature abhors a vacuum, and I know of no one here simply staring out the window wondering how to spend their time. During four years of living in Cuenca I have been amazed to observe the many creative outlets foreign residents dream up to be active and productive. Free from the yoke of employment (although many expat-run businesses have sprung up) folks are starting foundations and volunteering, learning Spanish and teaching English, tending animals and growing food, traveling in Ecuador and far beyond its borders.

In Pictures: Life in Asia

In Pictures: Life in Asia

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January 30, 2014

Exhilarating, comfortable, and affordable are just some of the ways expats describe their life in Asia. For those looking to relocate in Asia, Thailand, Malaysia and Cambodia are among the best places to live. The low cost of living, excellent health care and stunning scenery are some of the reasons why many expats choose to start a new life in Asia.

These Top Three Countries Offer the World’s Best Benefits and Incentives for Retirees

These Top Three Countries Offer the World’s Best Benefits and Incentives for Retirees

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January 23, 2014

Panama, Costa Rica and Ecuador offer the most attractive programs in the world for retirees—wooing foreign pensioners with special visas and significant discounts on everything from airfare to health care, reports InternationalLiving.com.