International Living’s in-country correspondents and contributors have shared the best snowbird locations in their adopted countries—places where the weather is pleasant, amenities are plentiful, and the landscapes are breathtaking.
Tired of the direction the U.S. was (and still is) headed in, I traveled around for a couple months, and eventually found myself on Costa Rica’s Caribbean Coast. An energy fell over me and whispered, “This is it.” The healing powers of Costa Rica’s lush rainforests, stunning beaches, and refreshing waterfalls provided me with the medicine I needed to heal.
These are the ways I spend my time since moving to Porto, this welcoming coastal city in the northwest of Portugal. I’m a brand-new arrival, having moved here on October 12, but I’m already loving my decision. I began my overseas adventure five years ago. At the age of 56, I quit a perfectly good job, rented out my fully furnished apartment in Denver...
On that exploratory trip, we fell in love…with the people, the food, and the wine in every town we visited. We had purposefully visited small towns to see if these were places that could become our overseas retirement home. The answer? Yes…we were retiring to Italy.
Panama has so much to offer, from mountain havens boasting year-round mild temperatures to colonial towns where the traditions of grand old Spain have shaped and enriched the local culture. But it’s Panama’s sunny beaches that get the most attention…and with good reason.
Over a year ago, I left the U.S. on a one-way ticket to Costa Rica for $131. Having spent the prior 15 months locked away in a tiny room during the height of the pandemic, I had an invitation to come to Costa Rica and live for three months while overseeing rental properties for some friends in Playa Grande. My first thought was that it would be a nice change of experience...
As Chris and I walked on the golden sand of Meia Praia beach during our last week in Lagos, we reflected on what surprised us most about our month-long stay in the Algarve. We agreed that one of the things that was a pleasant surprise was how much there is to do here.
My days in New York had been spent in a small office strewn with documents under fluorescent lights. Now they’re spent in the vast Bali Sea, surrounded by mesmerizing coral under schools of dazzling fish. In Bali, my morning coffee is taken on the terrace, looking at the tropical flowers in the garden. In New York, a terrace? Ha!
The area around Tamarindo in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, has become quite a mecca for families over the past few years. Many people from the U.S. and Canada head south to the pristine beaches of the Gold Coast to benefit from its tropical climate, easy access to nature, and the opportunity to spend more quality time with each other. Many families with...
A second passport is the ultimate way to protect your family’s safety, security, and wealth and can open the door to a world of international investment and income options that are off limits to you now. That’s why Jeff is hosting a special event this November: The Second Passport Seminar: Why You Need One and How to Get One.