I’ve lived in Mexico for nearly six years now and love Día de la Independencia de México, Mexico’s Independence Day. It’s like a street fair crossed with a carnival where families come to celebrate, eat amazing street foods, and revel in the patriotic atmosphere.
Portugal’s loss is Greece’s gain. Greece continues to offer a renewable 5-year golden visa for approved real estate investments of as little as €250,000. And it is proving increasingly popular.
Rose rents a one-bedroom casita for $200 a month, on the grounds of a larger home owned by a Canadian couple who plan to retire there eventually. "We came to an arrangement—I organize any maintenance work that needs to be done on the big house, and keep the place in order, and in return I get to use the pool, garden, and get a better deal on rent.
With stylish cafés, vast outdoor markets, and with a huge range of international cuisine, life in Buenos Aires is as sophisticated as any European city. Using a currency-conversion hack known as the ‘blue dollar’ though, makes it much, much more affordable. Living large on $1,000 a month? It’s easy when you have blue dollars.
Mel Rhoden lives in the tiny village of Puerto Viejo on Costa Rica's Caribbean coast. Mel rents a two-bedroom home with her wife and child for $850. Like most spots in Costa Rica, Puerto Viejo is growing in popularity. "I booked an Airbnb for 10 days," Mel says. "A year later, I was still here."
France is a romantic, elegant country populated by stylish people sipping exquisite wine on the terraces of chic cafés… Or is it? After 13 years living in the country, our France Correspondent, Tuula Rampont knows another side to the French. One that might well surprise you.
Each week, your host Lynn Ferrari will help shine a light on new, exciting ways people are finding to bankroll an international life… travel in style on next to nothing…and leave the rat race behind to live their best lives in the sun…
It's now mid-September—and the program is still open for new applications. For that, we can thank Portuguese president Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, who vetoed the bill on 25 August, sending it back to parliament.
Our correspondents explain the processes and requirements for bringing your car to four of our top retirement havens in Latin America… countries that you could potentially drive to from the U.S.
No trip to Greece is complete without an island visit, and even if your trip centers around the mainland, there are plenty of islands you can visit for short stays or even day trips. Below we highlight five islands you can reach by ferry in under two hours from Piraeus, the main port of Athens.