Mexico is a place that I love...particularly the Riviera Maya. I'm sure you've heard me talk about it before. I'd enjoyed the experience of my first visit to this part of the world, but I was keen to explore more during my second visit.
When I first set up my blog five years ago, I never imagined I'd end up with the most flexible and enjoyable working schedule I could have dreamed of. I started blogging as a hobby—writing has always been a natural passion of mine.
The Central Valley is a popular retirement destination in Costa Rica. Over 70% of Costa Rica’s population lives here. They are drawn to it by the superb quality of life that the Central Valley offers. Here are five things that you can attribute to the better quality of life in Costa Rica’s Central Valley.
The tiny five-island archipelago of Malta is an increasingly sought-after retirement destination among expats these days—and it’s no surprise why. Situated just 100 miles south of Sicily, the Mediterranean island offers an incredible charm.
You’ll find colonial towns and cities all over Mexico. It’s a legacy of its long history as one of the most important colonies in the Spanish Empire until its independence in 1821.
I’m a four-season guy. Do I love warm weather and wading in crystal-blue water with a cold beer? Yes, I do. And I like spending a chunk of winter in the “eternal summer” of the tropics, clad in short-sleeved shirts and flip flops.
Cafe con leche is the typical Spanish coffee. Now, you could head to the American-style shop a few blocks from my apartment for a $7 plain coffee. However, I prefer the local café where you can sit outside on the cobblestone patio and sip leisurely while people-watching. The delicious treat only costs $1.25, the workers always greet you with an enthusiastic "Buenos dias!" and no one rushes you to vacate your seat.
It’s been a busy year here at International Living. Hundreds of thousands of air miles have been clocked up…lots of ground has been covered…and dozens of the world’s best retirement havens have been scouted by our far-flung team of editors and correspondents.
Marilyn and her husband Mike live in the historic city of Granada, in the foothills of Spain's Sierra Nevada mountains. The Arizona couple moved full-time to Granada in 2012, where they enjoy the warm weather, low cost of living, and a busy social life.
Santiago de Querétaro, in Mexico’s Colonial Highlands, has a lot going for it: an ideal climate, top-notch but affordable medical care, a well-kept Spanish colonial centro, friendly local people, and much more.