Big news on the second passport front this month: it seems likely that the countries offering citizenship by investment (CBI) in the Caribbean region are about to lose visa-free access to much of Europe. Since the early 1980s, various Caribbean island nations have offered citizenship and a second passport in exchange for an approved investment.
Jessica Ramesch explored the many options for expats in the Chiriquí region, from the beaches of Boca Chica and Las Lajas to the city in David, all the way up to Boquete—one of the world’s premier expat destinations.
For the past week, I've been exploring the Mexican city of Oaxaca de Juárez, the capital of the central-southern state of Oaxaca. It's been full of surprises. Good surprises. The longer I've been here in Oaxaca City, or simply Oaxaca, as it's called, the more appealing it's become, and I'm convinced that this is a place where I could live long-term.
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.
I officially started my new life in Portugal this week. After nearly five years of living and working in Prague, I’ve grabbed one of Portugal’s new D8 Digital Nomad visas and have relocated to the Iberian Peninsula with my family. As I’ve mentioned in previous dispatches, we’ve chosen to live in Cascais, a highly popular beach town about an hour west of Lisbon...
Mary Charlebois explains what brought her and her fiancé, Kevin, to settle on tiny, agrarian Gozo. She paints a glorious picture of small farms, fishing villages, sidewalk cafés and community living that cannot fail to tempt you.
Here are seven idyllic spots in Portugal where retirees can live very well on less than $30,000 per year. This culture-packed country is arguably Western Europe’s most affordable, offering not only excellent value but also a warm climate and modern infrastructure.
From art openings to theater performances and film festivals to fine dining, Syros feels different from most traditional Greek islands. It is also one of the few Greek islands that are active all year round, making it a good choice if full-time island life is one of your dreams.
Whether you imagine yourself in a cozy village tucked away in the vineyards of Provence, or in a sleek, ultra-modern apartment steps away from the legendary Champs-Élysées, France offers lifestyle options for every taste and budget. While utilities tend to be cheaper in France (the country has one of the lowest electricity rates in Western Europe)...
After 18 years of sourcing properties abroad for my international real estate and relocation clients, I know what to look for. If finding the right property in a foreign country is a concern for you, these tips will help.