The Little-known Stretch of the French Riviera

The Little-known Stretch of the French Riviera

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July 3, 2012

Although southern France comes with a medieval legacy of troubadour poets, I never expected to see a poetry shop. But there's one in the harbor town of Cassis. Framed and written on marbled paper, there are over 4,000 poems on love, life and friendship to choose from. Dominated by a fortress castle and with a back garden of vineyards, Cassis is the unhyped Riviera...

Rent on the Coast in Spain from $508 a Month

Rent on the Coast in Spain from $508 a Month

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May 8, 2012

A blue sky, blue-water scene is unremarkable in the tropics. But this is Europe. I’m in southern Spain, on Murcia’s Costa Cálida—the "warm coast." Whoever thought up the name wasn’t exaggerating. Summer temperatures soar above 90 F, and there’s an annual dose of at least 320 days of sunshine. On the coast, spacious furnished rentals are $508 to $635 monthly.

“The Extravagant Lifestyle I Never Thought I Could Afford”

“The Extravagant Lifestyle I Never Thought I Could Afford”

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August 17, 2011

I had been researching the prospect of retiring overseas for two or three years.I had targeted seven countries: France, Italy, Belize, Costa Rica, Panama, Uruguay, and Ecuador. I attended International Living's Live and Invest Overseas Conference in Las Vegas last September, and all these countries were represented.