From Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai in the mountainous north, to the white-sand beaches of the tourist hot spots in the south, Thailand has much to offer. After an initial visit, many travelers return for long-term stays, and some never leave.
You won’t find a lot of expats along the northern coast of Peru, but it’s probably only a matter of time before more people begin to discover the great weather, incredible cuisine, and low cost of living.
Meetings can be the bane of a writer’s existence. Or, they can actually help. I was privileged to experience the latter kind of meeting recently, just after our last International Living conference in Panama.
Ask anyone in the mountain town of Cotacachi, Ecuador, where to find the best homemade ice cream and they'll direct you straight to Coo Coo's Nest.
The biggest deciding factor for many people in choosing a retirement destination is climate. Retiring to a warm-weather paradise is infinitely preferable to spending your days shoveling snow and scraping windshields.
What do you know about Bolivia? Chances are, not much. Sure, you've heard of Lake Titicaca and the Uyuni Salt Flats. You likely know it's in South America and has Andean as well as Amazonian terrain.
Cusco, in a valley high in the Peruvian Andes, has a history going back centuries. Starting in 1400, it was the capital of the vast Incan empire.
With its relaxed Caribbean lifestyle and spectacular beauty, Belize’s Placencia Peninsula has proven irresistible to a growing number of expats. This popular retirement and tourism destination boasts 17 miles of golden-sand beaches on the shores of the Caribbean Sea.
Many people toy with the idea of living in another country but think it’s too expensive or just too complicated to figure out. Pick the right place, however, and moving overseas can be more affordable and easier than you probably imagine.
In the morning, after grinding and brewing a fresh pot of local Panamanian coffee, I set up my laptop on my front porch. From here, I have an unbeatable view of Volcan Baru, Panama's largest mountain, its highest peak rising above the clouds.