4 Coastal Cities in Croatia Perfect for Part-Time European Living

4 Coastal Cities in Croatia Perfect for Part-Time European Living

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August 25, 2019

Based on the idea that Croatia could make a good part-time retirement destination, I’ve singled out four coastal cities that would make ideal hubs for exploring Europe: Dubrovnik, Split, Zadar, and Pula. Here, you can take advantage of well-developed transportation networks and urban amenities such as hospitals and shops...

Rayong: One of Thailand’s Most Affluent Provinces

Rayong: One of Thailand’s Most Affluent Provinces

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August 23, 2019

If you live in Rayong, you get used to these easy beach excursions. What else are you here for? A liveable little town, on the east coast of the Gulf of Thailand, Rayong is ideal if you don’t require too much excitement. It straddles its fishing village past and its inevitable growth as one of Thailand’s most affluent provinces...

7 Great Overseas Alternatives If Florida Is Too Expensive

7 Great Overseas Alternatives If Florida Is Too Expensive

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August 20, 2019

If Florida is too hot, crowded, and expensive for you…then you need to check out these alternative retirement locations around the world. From Panama to Portugal, from the beaches to the mountains, we have seven great retirement destinations where a couple can live comfortably on a monthly budget of as little as $1,394...

Caldas da Rainha: Our New Life in Historic Portugal

Caldas da Rainha: Our New Life in Historic Portugal

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August 19, 2019

We soon learned that Portugal is one of the easiest countries in Europe for U.S. citizens to obtain residence in. And Portugal allows foreigners to access its topnotch public healthcare system at little to no cost, once they become residents. Add to this the breathtaking scenery, which includes lush, green forests...

How to Become a Housesitter

How to Become a Housesitter

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August 17, 2019

A question we’re often asked is “Are there enough house sitting opportunities to go around?” The answer is a resounding yes. We now have so many requests for repeat sits and referrals that we have to turn some of them down. And since we can’t clone ourselves, here are our top tips on how to become a top-rated housesitter...

Expat Life in Hoi An, Vietnam

Expat Life in Hoi An, Vietnam

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August 16, 2019

If I had to pick one place that sums up the appeal of Vietnam, that place would be Hoi An. Let’s be honest: Vietnam has a lot going for it. Fresh, delicately flavored food is one thing. Cheap massages are another. Natural beauty, friendly locals, and rich history are all good reasons to choose this country. But Hoi An is something special...

Two Weeks in Ecuador: Touring Quito, Cuenca, and Salinas

Two Weeks in Ecuador: Touring Quito, Cuenca, and Salinas

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August 15, 2019

A lot has been written about Ecuador as a great retirement destination—and deservedly so. With mountains, beaches, and everything in between it is a land of an amazingly diverse range of comfortable climates and relaxed lifestyle opportunities. Perhaps overlooked in all of this is the fact that Ecuador is also a fantastic tourist destination...