Rivers, Trees, and a $60,000 Home in the Chilean Countryside

Rivers, Trees, and a $60,000 Home in the Chilean Countryside

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November 26, 2020

Chile has not traditionally been included on prime expat or retirement destination lists—but it really should be. With a stable economy, slower pace of life, and easy access to nature, the diverse South American country is a secret gem for anyone seeking to relocate abroad...

5 Best Beaches in Bali

5 Best Beaches in Bali

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November 25, 2020

The beaches are a great escape from the hustle and bustle of Bali life; most have sun lounges for hire, so you can relax with a good book in-between a cooling ocean dip. Whilst many have soft white sand, there are also many featuring striking black sand around the northern and western coastal areas...

Italy Itinerary: A Journey Through Southern Italy

Italy Itinerary: A Journey Through Southern Italy

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November 23, 2020

When my husband, Keith and I were invited to a wedding on the beach in Puglia, Italy—Margherita di Savoia, to be exact—we decided to make a road trip out of it. Our trip was an ambitious undertaking, including travel from Portugal, through Spain and France, visiting 23 cities in 21 days. But my aim is not to exhaust but entice you to explore...

A 3-Bedroom, Coastal Community Home for $45,000 in Atlántida, Uruguay

A 3-Bedroom, Coastal Community Home for $45,000 in Atlántida, Uruguay

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November 22, 2020

Moving to a new country is a big change. Moving to a new country when you have lived in the same country for the first 60 years of your life is daunting. However, my wife, Gundy, had already lived in four different countries when we wed so perhaps that helps explain how we made our decision to move to Uruguay just four years later...

Crete and Corfu: For a Healthy, Simple, Greek Island Retirement

Crete and Corfu: For a Healthy, Simple, Greek Island Retirement

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November 20, 2020

Today, the birthplace of democracy can still be a messy place—just as it increasingly is across the U.S., the United Kingdom, and elsewhere. But this, too, is Greece: A country so beautiful, calm, relaxing— and so relatively inexpensive—that it’s attracting retirees happily trading the messiness elsewhere for the messiness of a more fulfilling...

France Itinerary: A Journey Through Southern France

France Itinerary: A Journey Through Southern France

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November 16, 2020

Over the years, my wife, Joni, and I had travelled throughout France, usually staying a couple of weeks looking for the right place for our retirement. Each time, realizing even more that our retirement would eventually lead us back to France. But where? We had looked at Paris, delightful and exciting, but ultimately too expensive...

Finding The Perfect Retirement in The Seaside Town of Ericeira, Portugal

Finding The Perfect Retirement in The Seaside Town of Ericeira, Portugal

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November 14, 2020

Lying on the beach in Lagos in October was the closest thing to heaven I can remember. The sun was shining, the temperature was perfect, and the water was cool but not too cold to swim in. That sealed the deal for us. Portugal is where we wanted to be...