Costa Rica is indeed a “rich coast.” That’s what Christopher Columbus called it—Costa Rica—when he discovered this paradise. And every travel show on TV focuses on the beach life as tourists swarm the shores for vacations filled with swimming, sunning, and surfing.
Margaret Schaffner spent the early days of her career among the high-end art community in East Hampton, New York. She jetted off for what was supposed to be a 10-day vacation with friends to Puerto Viejo.
From Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai in the mountainous north, to the white-sand beaches of the tourist hot spots in the south, Thailand has much to offer. After an initial visit, many travelers return for long-term stays, and some never leave.
One great thing about Mexico is its incredible diversity. In the 10 years I’ve made Mexico my home, I’ve lived in two very different cities and traveled to many more, all across the country.
You won’t find a lot of expats along the northern coast of Peru, but it’s probably only a matter of time before more people begin to discover the great weather, incredible cuisine, and low cost of living.
Meetings can be the bane of a writer’s existence. Or, they can actually help. I was privileged to experience the latter kind of meeting recently, just after our last International Living conference in Panama.
Ask anyone in the mountain town of Cotacachi, Ecuador, where to find the best homemade ice cream and they'll direct you straight to Coo Coo's Nest.
Chicago winters can be brutal. My wife, Leslie, and I endured 15 of them before I retired from my job as a speechwriter for the regional office of a federal agency in July 2016. We had just one retirement goal: to never be cold again.
The country with the best weather in Europe according to our 2017 Global Retirement Index has proven itself a huge draw for retirees—it’s an especially popular retirement spot for other Europeans thanks to its sunny yet varied climate, which ranges from cool and moist in the north, to hot and dry in the south.
The biggest deciding factor for many people in choosing a retirement destination is climate. Retiring to a warm-weather paradise is infinitely preferable to spending your days shoveling snow and scraping windshields.