On the 2.5 acres known as Vista Volcán, life is more than pleasant. It’s abundant. It’s safe. It’s both social and serene. Located in Panama’s Chiriquí province, Vista Volcán is a little idyll just 10 minutes from the bustle of the Boquete village center. And for Peter Kaye, 63, and wife Sarah Syers, 57, it’s as close to perfect as it gets.
"The view from my terrace is the best ever. I overlook the Mediterranean Sea!" gushes retired American teacher and mental health professional Patti Addington. When she walked the Camino de Santiago in 2018, Patti fell in love with Spain and Spanish culture. "I came home from Spain not wanting to leave and began to concentrate on how, where, and when to move.
It was almost sunset, and the countryside of the Loire Valley was tinged with a warm, golden glow. Our hot-air balloon’s basket nearly brushed the treetops below us, so the pilot squeezed a lever to inject more fuel into the flame. Almost instantly, the black-and-yellow balloon soared higher, and we continued our thrilling flight over rows of vines, rolling hills...
Travel and Retirement magazines love to write about seaside towns like Viña del Mar, but if you’re craving an urban lifestyle, consider Santiago de Chile as an option for your retirement. If you’ve always been a city-dweller the easy access to shopping centers, dining out, urban green spaces, and the bustling energy of Santiago de Chile is a great option.
Julie May Locke, a 68-year-old Brooklyn native, never planned on living in the small, south-central Mexican village of Mitla, which is about a 30-minute drive from Oaxaca City. She had recently retired, and she needed a change—but this hadn't been on her radar until she realized exactly how priced out of life on the east coast of the US she really was.
A growing number of expats choose Uruguay as a place to live. And as you look at Uruguay more closely, it’s no surprise why. It’s a stable country that offers some very attractive lifestyle options. Here, we'll look at three places to live... and two to avoid.
We signed up on our first house-sitting website and created a profile that included our experience with animals, home ownership, photos, ages, occupation, and more. Literally, within a few weeks, we were offered our first sit in Ajijic, Mexico where we spent one month with a cat. The next month we were off to Ambato, Ecuador where we lived in the shadow...
Murcia is a city in south-eastern Spain, serving as the capital of the region of Murcia and its center of culture and history. Lying at the confluence of the Segura and Guadalentín rivers, in a fertile area known as the Huerta (orchard land), Murcia thrives in agriculture and tourism. Here are my picks for the top 10 things to do in Murcia.
Too many of us Americans will never afford the retirement we imagined, and which the American Dream promised when we were younger. The cost of living a typical American life today has exploded past anything resembling rationality and has taken expected lifestyle off the table for so many. But it doesn’t have to be that way.
Mexico’s Oaxacan coast has a slightly more European feel than its Caribbean counterpart, which is predominantly frequented by North Americans. Here, it’s more of a mix of nationalities. In terms of age, there were plenty of retirees around, especially in Huatulco and Puerto Escondido, 60 miles eastwards, but the expats outside of those two main towns were on the younger...