For just over a quarter of a century, International Living has ranked, rated, and named the best retirement destinations in the world. Each year we’ve refined and improved the process, bringing new categories and considerations into play.
I’ve been living in various areas of Portugal for the last six years and find it incredibly safe. In fact, the Global Peace Index, which rates 163 countries for safety, ranks Portugal number three. The U.S. State Department rates Portugal a Level One, meaning take normal safety precautions. Some of this is obvious: don’t leave Read more...: Is Portugal a Safe Place to Live
Not surprisingly, Europe delivers strongly on healthcare; in each of our five picks, you’ll find healthcare professionals and facilities of a world-class standard. But perhaps more surprisingly, the care on offer in these countries won’t leave you counting pennies.
“Before we left our home country to come here and start our business, I was caught between the nerves of making such a big move—and the excitement of the adventure we were setting out upon,” explains Leigh Higgins, operator of Feast Thailand Food Tours. Now, one and a half years into the business, Leigh says Read more...: Living an Adventure With a Food Tour Business in Thailand
The year 1980 saw two milestones in our lives: my husband and I stopped eating meat, and we visited Mexico for the first time. Since then, Barry and I have traveled extensively around the country, especially since 2005, when we bought a home in the city of Guanajuato and began going on an annual paseo, visiting a different Mexican state every January. We’ve also traveled to other parts of Central America and to Colombia. As delightful as these other countries are, none are as vegetarian-friendly as Mexico.
If you were to listen to the mainstream news, visiting Mexico doesn’t sound like a great idea. Previously it has had a bad reputation for crime—frequent headlines of narco-violence and multiple U.S. State Department travel warnings.
The beautiful country of Costa Rica draws expats and tourists from around the world who come to enjoy its golden-sand beaches, rainforests teeming with exotic life, and intoxicating culture, summed up by the country’s Pura Vida (“pure life”) attitude...
This Vancouver couple discovered a way to travel affordably in retirement, while at the same time exploring all that the Caribbean has to offer. Their unique take on an increasingly popular travel trend allows them to soak up the sun in some of the Caribbean’s best retirement hotspots…and they’re doing it all rent free. Johanne Read more...: How Canadians Can Live Rent Free in the Caribbean
It’s time to start planning that trip to Latin America. Whether you’re looking to check out the region’s many retirement hot-spots or just enjoy a laidback, low-cost vacation, there’s no better time than now to travel south of the border...
Although the process for getting your visa in Ecuador is tedious, it can be done on your own as most of the things required, you’ll be gathering anyway. But once the paperwork is compiled, getting the approval of the clerks who process the visas can be complicated...