Which Golden Visa Is Right for You — Spain or Portugal?

Which Golden Visa Is Right for You — Spain or Portugal?

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August 2, 2020

Several European countries offer the option of obtaining legal residence through investment—often investment in real estate—in the country. These so-called “Golden Visa programs” aim at offering citizens of non-European Union countries a legal (and easy) way to gain residence and access to the EU. Here are the programs in two popular countries...

Your A-to-Z Guide to Bali

Your A-to-Z Guide to Bali

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August 1, 2020

Indonesia offers a retirement visa officially called ITAS Lansia-Retirement Temporary Stay Visa (lansia stands for lanjut usia). You have to be 55 years old or older to get this visa and the initial cost is less than $700 (plus around $700 to renew). One condition of this visa is that you must hire local staff, such as a housekeeper or a gardener...

Tarragona, Spain: Seaside Charm and Roman Culture on the Mediterranean

Tarragona, Spain: Seaside Charm and Roman Culture on the Mediterranean

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July 31, 2020

Just an hour south of Barcelona by train lies one of the prettiest and most underrated small cities on the Spanish Mediterranean coast—mesmerizing Tarragona. When you arrive, one of the first things you’ll notice is the wealth of impressive Roman ruins scattered throughout the city...

Surfing in Indonesia: The Best Places to Visit

Surfing in Indonesia: The Best Places to Visit

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July 30, 2020

Indonesia is a nation comprising over 18,000 islands, and is known for its array of beaches, many of which are ideal surf havens. Each year surfers from all over the world flock to the islands in search of the perfect wave and an idyllic holiday. One of the benefits of surfing in Indonesia is the amazing number of world-class surf breaks...

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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July 29, 2020

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...

Explore Zadar: Croatia’s Coolest, Quirkiest Seaside City

Explore Zadar: Croatia’s Coolest, Quirkiest Seaside City

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July 26, 2020

While Split and Dubrovnik get most of the visitor attention along Croatia’s breathtaking Dalmatian Coast, there’s a place to the north that should not be missed either: Zadar. It’s a perfect size: not too big and not too small. It has much more of a ‘normal town feel’ (less tourist-focused) than more popular Croatian destinations...

How I Built My Dream Home in Playa Herradura, Costa Rica for Under $100,000

How I Built My Dream Home in Playa Herradura, Costa Rica for Under $100,000

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July 25, 2020

When I first moved to Costa Rica six years ago, my real estate broker helped me find a cute, new-build, two-bedroom condo in Hermosa Beach for under $100,000. I loved it and lived there for two-and-a-half years but during that time I realized that there were a couple of things that needed to change…