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...

In Photos: 5 Best Places for a Lakeside Retirement Overseas

In Photos: 5 Best Places for a Lakeside Retirement Overseas

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August 13, 2019

With lakeside living, you get the water and all the fun and beauty that comes with it, but without the downsides. Here are five good-value, fresh-water destinations where retirees can enjoy lakeside living—complete with great views, fishing, and boating—for a fraction of what a comparable lifestyle would cost in the States...

Island Hopping in Indonesia: Nusa, Gili, Flores, and Lombok Islands

Island Hopping in Indonesia: Nusa, Gili, Flores, and Lombok Islands

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August 11, 2019

The archipelago of Indonesia is comprised of over 17,000 islands, many are uninhabited, and while Bali receives most of the attention, all of them are stunning in their own right. White- sand beaches, even pink-sand beaches in some cases and palm trees make a great backdrop for an early morning sunrise or lazy sunset drinks...

How to Sail Croatia’s Adriatic Coast for Less

How to Sail Croatia’s Adriatic Coast for Less

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August 10, 2019

The island of Vis, off Croatia’s Dalmatian coast, isn’t as well-known as it deserves to be. The island’s main seaside town was first settled by Greek colonists from Sicily around 2,300 years ago. Since then, it has seen prominence as a harbor for both the Romans and the Venetians. Its elegant Venetian architecture is...

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.