Is Portugal a Safe Place to Live?

Is Portugal a Safe Place to Live?

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April 29, 2021

We have traveled through much of Portugal, visiting castles in medieval villages, exploring the bustling city of Lisbon on foot, and strolling along the Atlantic coastline’s golden beaches. Never have we felt unsafe in any way. But everyone knows that there is no perfect place to live so let’s take a realistic look at Portugal with regards to safety.

Wine, Olives, and a Ski Resort: Island Living on Cyprus

Wine, Olives, and a Ski Resort: Island Living on Cyprus

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March 29, 2021

It took me just a few days to realize I wanted to live on one of the world’s most enchanting islands. Cyprus is located at the eastern end of the Mediterranean Sea at the crossroads of Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. The island has sandy beaches and crystal-clear water, but it also has hills, mountain...

5 Best Caribbean Islands to Live On… and 2 to Avoid

5 Best Caribbean Islands to Live On… and 2 to Avoid

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February 10, 2021

Mention the word “Caribbean” and most people think of places like Aruba, the Turks and Caicos, the Bahamas, and other tourist-rich dollops of sand. The region conjures well-deserved images of crystal-clear waters and white-sand beaches. And there’s no question: If you like sun and san...

The Cheapest Places in the World to Live in 2021

The Cheapest Places in the World to Live in 2021

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January 28, 2021

Affordability is one of the most important qualities of a great retirement destination, especially if you’re trying to stretch savings, pensions, and Social Security as far as possible. Here are the five countries that score highest in the Cost of Living category of the 2021 Annual Global Retirement Index.

5 Places to Retire to With the World’s Best Climate

5 Places to Retire to With the World’s Best Climate

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January 25, 2021

Scoring a country on its climate is not an easy task, because everyone has their own ideas on what sort of weather they enjoy most. In looking for the countries with the best climate, we assessed not only the hard data—temperatures, rainfall, and humidity—but we also assessed the comfort level of each destination’s climate...

Enjoying the Simple Life in Bernay, France

Enjoying the Simple Life in Bernay, France

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January 22, 2021

My husband and I live in Bernay, a tiny town just an hour-and-a-half from Paris by train ($27 round trip). It’s nestled in the Charentonne river valley and has 23 separate waterways running through it. There are old bridges everywhere, gorgeous half-timbered buildings, and historic outbuildings that are protected by the government...