3 Places for a Tropical Beachfront Retirement Outside the Hurricane Zone

3 Places for a Tropical Beachfront Retirement Outside the Hurricane Zone

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August 28, 2019

Mention the word “tropical” and most people will think of turquoise-blue waters and powder-white beaches. But one downside of a tropical retirement can be the threat of hurricanes. But there are many idyllic retirement havens where savvy retirees can get all the pleasures of life...

On the Verge of a Tipping Point: Why You Should Consider Belize Today

On the Verge of a Tipping Point: Why You Should Consider Belize Today

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August 27, 2019

Belize’s charm is hard to put into words, but the best description might include the phrase “rustic paradise.” This is a barefoot nirvana, where you can hitch a ride on a skiff with a local fisherman for a day, then walk into a restaurant and have them cook your catch for you...

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...

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.