9 Countries Around the World Creating Community During the Pandemic

9 Countries Around the World Creating Community During the Pandemic

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May 6, 2020

The global pandemic is uniting communities around the world in some unique and astounding ways, including communities of expats living and retiring abroad. We’ve been following the experiences of our editors and correspondents as they deal with the pandemic as part of their adopted communities...

The Cheapest Places in the World to Live in 2020

The Cheapest Places in the World to Live in 2020

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January 14, 2020

Affordability is one of the most important qualities of a great retirement destination, especially if you’re trying to stretch savings, pensions, and Social Security as far as possible. Here are the five countries that score highest in the Cost of Living category of the 2020 Annual Global Retirement Index.

9 Best Under the Radar Christmas Markets in Europe

9 Best Under the Radar Christmas Markets in Europe

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November 5, 2019

Instead of pointing you to a “best” that doesn’t exist, we’re going to point you toward European Christmas markets that are unheralded gems. They’re still popular, make no mistake. It’s just that they tend to be popular more at a local, in-the-know level since some of them are in secondary and tertiary cities.

The Top Towns and Cities in Latin America for Healthy Living

The Top Towns and Cities in Latin America for Healthy Living

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May 19, 2019

In many of the world’s best retirement havens, embracing a healthier lifestyle just comes naturally. And it’s easy to see why. With warm weather year-round, it’s easy to get out and about whenever you feel like it. Abundant fresh air fills your lungs with each breath. With everything you need within walking distance, many expats can get by just fine without a car. And those extra yards you walk each day add up to a shrinking waistline over time. Lower costs make it much easier to eat healthily, too.

5 Places to Live Like the Rich and Famous…Without Their Bank Balance

5 Places to Live Like the Rich and Famous…Without Their Bank Balance

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March 26, 2019

An overseas retirement offers so many benefits…an escape from bitterly cold winters, affordable healthcare, a wider range of real estate options, and a more comfortable, less stressful lifestyle.In the right locations around the world, what would be an unremarkable budget in the U.S. or Canada...

The 10 Best Things About Ireland

The 10 Best Things About Ireland

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February 17, 2019

Maybe it’s the music. Or the breathtaking landscapes. Or the witty humor and long, effortless conversations. Even without a drop of Irish blood in your veins, it’s easy to fall in love with Ireland’s charms, traditions, and strong sense of community. The recession that followed the Celtic Tiger boom hasn’t altered the essentials that make the Emerald Isle special.