“I can live like a king here,” says 82-year-old veteran Joe Martin of his adopted hometown of Sanur on the island of Bali. “The cost of living is marvelous, especially for someone like me who is here on a pension.”
When Bel was looking for a spot to settle in overseas, top of her essential criteria list was safety. When she landed in Cozumel, she knew she had found the expat safe haven of her dreams. It's just one of the reasons she calls this picture-perfect island home.
Kacie Crisp lives in Cayo, the Belizean district on the western edge of this very narrow country, 60 miles and several light-years from the coast and islands, and 10 miles or less from the Guatemalan border.
Surrounded by the warm waters of the Caribbean Sea and only eight miles off the coast of Cancún, Isla (as the locals call it) enjoys traditional Caribbean weather, with plenty of sunshine.
Gozo enjoys around 3,000 hours of sunshine per year, one of the highest figures in Europe. Plus, the expat community is tight-knit and welcoming, and everyone speaks English.
Nazaré may not boast the huge monuments, architectural marvels, or urban buzz of other Portuguese hot spots but it does have historic charm, a sense of tradition, and a laidback feel.
Claudine’s work as a tour guide brought her to Europe repeatedly, and, tagging along, her husband James realized over the years that the continent was a perfect fit for their lifestyle and values.
When Canadian, Shaylene, was on the hunt for a laidback spot where she could enjoy—and afford—a relaxed, beach lifestyle, she found Belize to be the perfect fit. English-speaking, home to breathtaking beaches, and ripe with opportunity...
Our move to Ecuador back in 2012 was our first expat experience, but it wasn’t to be our last. Ecuador’s climate was perfect for us, and the people were friendly and accepting. In fact, our move to Ecuador was the ideal place to begin our expat lives..
The first thing people ask when I tell them we have a house in Italy is why we chose Italy. The answer is simple, once Italy gets under your skin there is no escape. I think Italy has more beauty per square inch than anywhere else in the world...