In International Living’s Annual Global Retirement Index 2018, we ranked the 24 best retirement havens in the world, where you can live comfortably for less than you can in the U.S. And while all of these destinations are affordable...
I will freely admit that when I moved to Ambergris Caye, the biggest of the 200 or so islands in Belize, I brought with me several gourmet cookbooks fully expecting to be able to obtain such things as Dashi, baby vegetables, broccolini, and fresh globe artichokes.
One of the best things about a “roving retirement” is that I can define what it means for me. When I began my living-abroad journey, it was difficult for me to commit to one place to move to, even with all the research I had done. I had a list of places that I wanted to “try on” first to see which one fit me best.
Eleven years after his first fishing trip to Costa Rica, in 2011, Scott decided to go fishing with some friends in Puerto Armuelles, Panama, just 45 minutes from the Costa Rican border.
With the New Year comes a new set of resolutions, plans for the year ahead…and the publication of International Living’s latest Annual Global Retirement Index. And this year the top honor goes to Costa Rica.
When my wife, Suzan, and I became expats 17 years ago, one of my reasons for leaving my hometown of Omaha, Nebraska, was pretty simple. I never wanted to shovel snow again, ever.
Belize is well-known for its famous Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, second only to the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. For decades adventurous scuba divers and anglers have vacationed in Belize, in pursuit of their favorite marine sports. But this tiny country also has some fine beaches. But they aren't always obvious to the first-time tourist. Fortunately, the majority of Belize's beaches are public and accessible. The 60-foot strip of beachfront adjoining the Caribbean Sea is usually public property.
For just over a quarter of a century, International Living has ranked, rated, and named the best retirement destinations in the world. Each year we’ve refined and improved the process, bringing new categories and considerations into play.
Kelly McGowan, 55, left her job as a probation officer in Tucson, Arizona to move abroad. Trapped in a regular eight-to-five job and unhappy with the U.S. political climate in 2016, Kelly decided to take a leave of absence and move to Nicaragua.
My partner, Stacey, and I have lived in Cuenca for almost three years, and we have learned that some of the busiest and happiest moments of the entire year come towards its end. And best of all, the joy has a great price point: completely free.