Family and Fulfilment on $2,500 a Month in San Miguel de Allende

Family and Fulfilment on $2,500 a Month in San Miguel de Allende

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September 17, 2022

When I turned 65, I traveled alone, not knowing a single soul, to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. I’m still here now, at the age of 79. When Alan, a friend of mine from my Unitarian-Universalist (UU) congregation in Philadelphia, visited San Miguel to study Spanish, it sparked my interest. I, too, wanted to work on my Spanish.

Seven Places to Retire in Portugal for Under $30,000 per Year

Seven Places to Retire in Portugal for Under $30,000 per Year

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September 15, 2022

There is a magical undercurrent that pervades Portugal, a sense of a carefully preserved past. Golden beaches with sparkling clean waters line the western and southern coastlines. Flower-filled meadows stretch toward sloping hills, then rise to mountain bluffs crowned by a 12th-century castle. You can picnic amid a ghostly city abandoned...

How to Prepare for an International Living Conference

How to Prepare for an International Living Conference

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September 14, 2022

Over the last 21+ years, I’ve attended...conservatively...close to 100 International Living events...both as an organizer and presenter. But more than that, I think of myself as a regular attendee. Because although I’ve heard some version of some topics more than once, I always learn something new. And I am never bored. I always come away...

5 Reasons Why Now is the Time to Retire Overseas

5 Reasons Why Now is the Time to Retire Overseas

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September 13, 2022

The future seems uncertain to me—economically, politically, socially. You might have that feeling, too. And you might be thinking of putting an escape plan in place…a way to secure a safe haven for yourself and your family that suits your budget, your interests, your preferences, and your timeline…a way for you to get out from under the cloud of uncertainty.

A Video Tour of Olvera, Spain: One of Andalusia’s Magical White Villages

A Video Tour of Olvera, Spain: One of Andalusia’s Magical White Villages

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September 10, 2022

The sun glistened against the snowy white villas that sat precariously on the hillside, seemingly stacked one upon the other. An alluring, idyllic, fairy tale setting of ivory villas overshadowed by the Moorish castle above. This is the magical hilltop village of Olvera, one of the famous “pueblos blancos,” or white villages of Andalusia Spain.

Is Portugal a Safe Place to Live?

Is Portugal a Safe Place to Live?

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September 9, 2022

We have traveled through much of Portugal, visiting castles in medieval villages, exploring the bustling city of Lisbon on foot, and strolling along the Atlantic coastline’s golden beaches. Never have we felt unsafe in any way. But everyone knows that there is no perfect place to live so let’s take a realistic look at Portugal with regards to safety.

22 Countries Later, This Army Veteran Chooses Pereira

22 Countries Later, This Army Veteran Chooses Pereira

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September 8, 2022

“As far as I’m concerned,” James McKinnon says, “the weather here is perfect. No central heating, no need for air conditioning. It’s one of the reasons I chose to live here.” We’re in Pereira, a city in Colombia’s central highlands which, along with nearby Manizales, is gaining momentum as an expat hub—particularly with digital nomads and...

A Golf Retirement With a Choice of Courses in Ecuador

A Golf Retirement With a Choice of Courses in Ecuador

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September 7, 2022

As an avid golfer, my ultimate dream retirement would include a golf course. But when I decided to move to the Pacific Coast of Ecuador in September 2017, I thought my golfing days were behind me. Three years of research and three exploratory trips had led my daughter and me to Playa Santa Marianita…a place that ticked all our boxes. Well, almost…