10 Things to do in Ecuador

10 Things to do in Ecuador

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August 8, 2019

“What do you DO in Ecuador?” That’s a question that expats get asked all of the time. For the most part, the simple truth is that we do pretty much the same things that retirees do anywhere in our day-to-day life. We read, watch some TV, get together with friends, indulge in hobbies, and so on.

50 Ways to Make Money in Retirement

50 Ways to Make Money in Retirement

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August 6, 2019

The thought of moving overseas (and how you’re going to pay for it) can be overwhelming at times. It can even prevent you from taking any action at all. But we’re here to help you get your dream life moving forward. No matter your skill set, no matter what you do now or did in the past, there is an option in that will align with your own skills...

Seven Tips to Find Your Perfect Rental Property in Lisbon

Seven Tips to Find Your Perfect Rental Property in Lisbon

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August 5, 2019

We’ve been living in Lisbon for two-and-a-half years now and, in that time, changed apartments three times. Where we live now, in the hilly, cobblestone Alfama district, the sights and sounds of old Portugal are everywhere. In tiny local craft shops, artists paint or create pieces of jewelry...

Lima vs. Arequipa: Which Peruvian City is Better for Retirees?

Lima vs. Arequipa: Which Peruvian City is Better for Retirees?

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August 4, 2019

More than 100,000 foreigners live in Peru. Some move there for work, others go for school, and still more take advantage of the low cost of living to stretch their retirement money further in this South American country. Lima, the capital city, is a popular spot to settle down in because it’s on the coast...

24 Hours in Prague: Things to Do and See

24 Hours in Prague: Things to Do and See

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August 3, 2019

Few cities are as iconically European as Prague. Because Hitler wanted to turn Prague into the cultural capital of a Pan-European Nazi empire, he spared the city from the ravages meted out on much of the rest of Europe. The result: Prague’s architecture and landmarks today largely exist as they always have and still reflect 1,200 years of Bohemian history...

Is Roatán Safe?

Is Roatán Safe?

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August 1, 2019

Having now lived outside the U.S. for nearly seven years, I am frequently asked by my friends back in the States if living outside the U.S. is safe. That prompts an internal chuckle that I find tough to stifle...

Medical Marijuana Laws: An International Guide for 2019

Medical Marijuana Laws: An International Guide for 2019

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July 31, 2019

With many U.S. states allowing medical marijuana or related products, the plant has become a go-to remedy to ease a variety of symptoms and conditions. We’ve had significant reader interest in how the countries International Living covers are dealing with this issue. The concern: If I settle in a certain country, can I continue to use medical marijuana...

Top Tips for Using ATMs and Credit Cards Overseas

Top Tips for Using ATMs and Credit Cards Overseas

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July 30, 2019

There is something intoxicating about being in a new part of the world, experiencing a different way of doing things, eating food you didn’t know existed, and, of course, enjoying a generous share of the local liquor. Traveling is about letting go of your worries and embracing new experiences wholeheartedly...