So many of us have been there. We work 50 hours a week. Exhausted, we drive through Taco Bell and drop crunchy tacos all over ourselves as we eat in the car on the way home, because we worked through lunch and are starving.
You can live better for less abroad, even on Social Security. Whether you want the sophisticated big city life…to escape to a deserted stretch of coast…to dance the night away in a beach resort…live in history in a colonial town…or follow rural rhythms in a small farming village…you can find it overseas at a fraction of your current budget.
I sat with a friend on the beach in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua, marveling at the most spectacular sunset I had ever seen…gold, purple, orange, pink, and blue. I made the decision right then and there to live in this unbelievably beautiful country. And I wasn’t going to wait for retirement.
I was sitting on our cantilevered terrace, listening to birdsong and the river flowing below me. I pondered the 11,000-foot-tall Volcano Irazú in the distance.
For decades now, International Living has been sharing information about all that Panama has to offer. As quality of life deteriorates elsewhere in the world, Panama looks better and better.
Every morning at his condo complex in Damansara Heights, in Kuala Lumpur (KL), Karl Hutchison, 61, sits on the patio next to the swimming pool, enjoying the palm trees, quiet neighborhood, and the warm, sunny weather.
Madrid, Spain’s capital, is a must-visit for all things art, food, wine, and architecture. I’ve lived here for over eight years now, and I’m still smitten. Tree-lined boulevards open up to busy squares, anchored by elaborate fountains shaped like neo-classical sculptures spraying arcs of water high into the air.
Let’s face it: Building or renovating a home is hard work. It’s time-consuming, stressful…and if you know anyone who has finished a major construction project on time and under budget, I’d like to shake their hand.
Plain and simple, 2017 is the year for overseas real estate investment. That’s not something I say lightly. I’ve been in the real estate game a long time—scouting, identifying, and investing in real estate opportunities overseas is my business.
Did you know that, as a U.S. citizen, you can get citizenship and a passport from another country—without giving up your U.S. passport? And you don’t need a spouse or ancestor from that country to get it, either.