How to Learn Spanish

How to Learn Spanish

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June 28, 2018

The very best way to enjoy the culture of any country is by being able to speak the language. And fortunately, Spanish is one of the easiest languages to quickly pick up. You don't have to be fluent. You don't need to be perfect every single time. But you do need to master a few basics...

Our Costa Rica Home Will Help Make Life Easier As We Grow Older

Our Costa Rica Home Will Help Make Life Easier As We Grow Older

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June 26, 2018

People of diverse origins, interests, and experiences find Costa Rica irresistible as a retirement destination. Take Olga Campbell and her husband Roger for example. Olga, who was professionally trained as a psychologist, grew up in England. She left at the age of 21...

Affordable Italy: 3 Best Retirement Regions

Affordable Italy: 3 Best Retirement Regions

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June 26, 2018

Who wouldn’t want to live in Italy, Europe’s most intriguing and seductive country? Just think of its warmth, style, and wonderful food...its excitable people and their zest for life...its art treasures and the architectural glories of its magnificent past. Even if you’ve never been there, Italy is one of those...

We Live a Millionaire’s Vacation for Less Than $2,000 a Month

We Live a Millionaire’s Vacation for Less Than $2,000 a Month

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June 22, 2018

The coastal town of Zaton in Croatia lies about five miles north of the ancient walled city of Dubrovnik, where tourists from the U.S. enjoy Game of Thrones tours. My husband, Jeff, and I are roving retirees. We travel the world in retirement, moving from one idyllic locale to the next as we feel. People in this beautiful...

Portugal Itinerary: How to Spend 7 Days in Portugal

Portugal Itinerary: How to Spend 7 Days in Portugal

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June 22, 2018

Cruise a river past the terraced landscape of one of Portugal’s finest wine-growing regions. View a Gothic church with 650 pounds of gold plating. Step back in time at Portugal’s best-preserved Roman ruins, and experience interactively the history of the nation’s capital. Stretch out on the sands of the Portuguese Riviera and, atop a mountain Read more...: Portugal Itinerary: How to Spend 7 Days in Portugal

A Part-Time European Retirement in Historic Italy

A Part-Time European Retirement in Historic Italy

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June 21, 2018

My wife, Jan, and I could be called experimental expats…an especially apt title for me, as I retired after a 35-year career in experimental science at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. I call us “experimental,” because we’ve taken the part-time approach to retirement: We take trips of up to 90 days at a time in Italy...

Is Ecuador Safe?

Is Ecuador Safe?

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June 21, 2018

Is Ecuador safe? This is a question we get a lot from International Living readers. We've asked our Ecuador correspondents Donna Stiteler (Cuenca) and Jim Santos (Salinas) to answer some of our readers' questions regarding safety in Ecuador. Here's what they said...