Alicante, Spain: Will It Get Under Your Skin, Too?

Alicante, Spain: Will It Get Under Your Skin, Too?

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September 6, 2018

I arrived in Alicante planning to stay just a few months, thinking I'd wait out Spain's scorching summer months here beside the city's languorous stretch of Mediterranean coastline, a chance to relax and recharge before returning to a larger city. My German landlord eyed me dubiously. He'd moved here almost a decade ago, planning to stay just one year.

Three Days to Learn All You Need For Easy, Affordable Living Overseas

Three Days to Learn All You Need For Easy, Affordable Living Overseas

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September 4, 2018

Sometimes you have to go with your gut. Period. Back in 2016, after telling my husband, Ray, what was on offer at that year’s International Living Retire Overseas Bootcamp in Las Vegas, he said: “Book it.” I can tell you first hand, this was money well spent. After attending, we agreed the three-day conference was spot-on. It gave us the knowledge and inspiration we needed to go abroad to start the search for our dream retirement home.

A Paradise Where Life is Carefree…and Healthcare Can Be Free Too

A Paradise Where Life is Carefree…and Healthcare Can Be Free Too

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August 27, 2018

Paradise is what you make it…and for many people, their paradise is life in Belize.They can have the Caribbean Sea, palm trees, sea breeze…all the things that come with a tropical lifestyle, for a fraction of the cost of back home.They can have all the amenities in havens like Caye Caulker, San Ignacio, or San Pedro. Grocery stores with everything they need...

Property Bargains in Europe for Less Than $137,000

Property Bargains in Europe for Less Than $137,000

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August 14, 2018

Pundits are divided on whether Spain’s property market will see further price falls. A huge overhang of unsold homes remains, but for the first time in seven years, sales in Málaga province showed an increase in 2013. Spain will always be a popular retirement destination for northern Europeans, and the number of U.S. citizens registered as living in Spain has increased, too.

Retirement in Uruguay Is Unique

Retirement in Uruguay Is Unique

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August 1, 2018

Uruguay is a nation of immigrants—which means that if you're looking to retire overseas, you'll fit right in. This unique country's citizens are descended from all corners of the world; about 90% of Uruguayans have ancestors from Western European, with the highest percentages from Spain, Italy, and France. And, because most Uruguayans are descendants of immigrants (and many know and can tell you their family's relocation story) newcomers are generally treated warmly.