Bargain Colonial and Beach Homes from $90,000 in Northern Nicaragua

Bargain Colonial and Beach Homes from $90,000 in Northern Nicaragua

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October 24, 2016

My home is close to the beach town of San Juan del Sur. But if you’re looking for your own bargain property in Nicaragua right now, nowhere offers more choice of lifestyles and more appealing bargains than the area I recently scouted, around the northern colonial city of León.

How to Avoid U.S. Politics and Ditch the Winter Cold: 5 Top Snowbird Destinations on the Beach in Latin America

How to Avoid U.S. Politics and Ditch the Winter Cold: 5 Top Snowbird Destinations on the Beach in Latin America

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October 17, 2016

If you’ve had enough of this lunatic political season in the U.S...and you’re not looking forward to another cold winter either, the news is good: You have some great-value coastal options today in nearby Latin America.

Live in Europe’s Best Towns and Cities for $2,500 a Month or Less

Live in Europe’s Best Towns and Cities for $2,500 a Month or Less

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September 12, 2016

Many expats are drawn to the idea of retiring in Europe, but can be thrown off by the high prices of its most famous destinations. But while big cities such as Paris and Madrid may hit hard on the wallet, there are still many alternatives for those seeking the romance of Europe, but at an affordable cost.

Retire Close to Home in Low-Cost Mexico and Central America

Retire Close to Home in Low-Cost Mexico and Central America

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September 12, 2016

Central America is a popular choice for retirement for many North Americans. This is not surprising when you consider the great qualities the region has to offer. First off there are the practical aspects, such as its proximity to North America, and its similar range of time zones.

Sailing Across the World in Search of the Perfect Retirement Spot

Sailing Across the World in Search of the Perfect Retirement Spot

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September 2, 2016

We started our cruising life in our early 40s. My husband, Jim, dreamed of sailing to exotic places in search of the perfect retirement spot. But we lived in Colorado, a tad landlocked for ocean adventures. So we learned to sail small boats on mountain lakes. When we grew tired of doing figure eights, we began researching online for blue-water cruising boats, and formulated a plan.

5 of Europe’s Best Urban Beach Towns

5 of Europe’s Best Urban Beach Towns

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August 19, 2016

Warm, clear blue-green sea lapping long, sandy beaches… Families eating and laughing together over slow, relaxed dinners with lashings of good food and even better wine… Markets packed full of fresh-caught fish, locally made cheeses, and a rainbow of delicious produce… When you live by the beach in Europe, life is simpler, happier, and healthier.

Affordable Living with a Comfortable Climate in the Land of the Incas

Affordable Living with a Comfortable Climate in the Land of the Incas

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July 27, 2016

Food is cheap—and very tasty. Rents are affordable even for those on super-low budgets—$200 to $400 gets you a nice place in a great neighborhood. The climate is comfortable…the people friendly…there are modern services…and the vibrant mix of music, festivals, indigenous culture, and colonial history is evident everywhere you turn. It should be an option for anyone considering a retirement in Latin America.

5 of the Best Beach Towns in Southeast Asia to Retire on Your Social Security

5 of the Best Beach Towns in Southeast Asia to Retire on Your Social Security

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July 8, 2016

With a low cost of living, picture-perfect white-sand beaches, friendly locals and fascinating culture, Southeast Asia are so much more than exotic vacation spots. Enticing expats and retirees from around the globe, they still beckon with the promise and rewards of an exciting life overseas. Imagine never having to buy a new coat or pay for home heating ever again. Untouched by our idea of “winter”, each of the countries in Southeast Asia delivers warm, tropical weather and the chance for beach-side relaxation all year round. For many expats, it’s paradise found.