The Cheapest Places in the World to Live in 2020

The Cheapest Places in the World to Live in 2020

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January 14, 2020

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 2020 Annual Global Retirement Index.

The Best Places to Visit in Croatia 2020

The Best Places to Visit in Croatia 2020

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December 31, 2019

Every year, millions of travelers flock to Croatia, drawn to the Southeastern European country’s sun-drenched islands, historic towns, and national parks. Dubrovnik’s walled city gets the lion’s share of visitors, with seaside Rovinj and Plitvice Lakes National Park also attracting much attention. While these spots are certainly worth a visit, the country has much more Read more...: The Best Places to Visit in Croatia 2020

Crete and Corfu: For a Healthy, Simple, Greek Island Retirement

Crete and Corfu: For a Healthy, Simple, Greek Island Retirement

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December 30, 2019

Today, the birthplace of democracy can still be a messy place—just as it increasingly is across the U.S., the United Kingdom, and elsewhere. But this, too, is Greece: A country so beautiful, calm, relaxing— and so relatively inexpensive—that it’s attracting retirees happily trading the messiness elsewhere for the messiness of a more fulfilling, often healthier lifestyle in a sunny corner of the Aegean.

Olive Groves, Pebbled Beaches, and Deep History in Brač, Croatia

Olive Groves, Pebbled Beaches, and Deep History in Brač, Croatia

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December 29, 2019

It was a gloriously sunny autumn day on the Croatian island of Brač. Determined to find a 1,700-year-old Roman stone quarry, my husband and I brushed past a grove of handsome olive trees with gnarled trunks. Decidedly lost, we chanced upon a mother and son harvesting massive tubs of eggplant-colored olives...

Six Pueblos Mágicos Where You Could Happily Retire

Six Pueblos Mágicos Where You Could Happily Retire

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December 27, 2019

It doesn’t take much Spanish to know that the phrase “pueblos mágicos” means “magic town.” In Mexico, the phrase pueblos mágicos refers to the governmental program launched in 2001 to promote tourism in towns that offer natural beauty, cultural richness, history, archeology, cuisine, and the arts...