Retirement Trend: “Roving Retirees” Overseas Enjoy Unique Travel Experiences and Richer Lifestyle, while Spending Less

Retirement Trend: “Roving Retirees” Overseas Enjoy Unique Travel Experiences and Richer Lifestyle, while Spending Less

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November 6, 2014

For some, home is a place on a map or a house filled with memories and possessions. But for others, home is much more portable. Dan and Char Marshall are among a growing number of U.S. couples who have traded in a stationary retirement for one much more mobile and exotic. Semi-retired, they have been exploring South America for the last 11 months. In that time, they rented a car for seven weeks to explore Chile; trekked in Patagonia; lived and cruised for one month in the Galápagos; hiked over a mountain pass to Machu Picchu; taken kitesurfing lessons; swam with baby sea lions… and the list goes on.

13 Diversions for Expats and Tourists in Low-Cost Chiang Mai

13 Diversions for Expats and Tourists in Low-Cost Chiang Mai

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November 4, 2014

Located in Northern Thailand, just 85 minutes by air from Bangkok, the city of Chiang Mai has become a major draw for thousands of expats who, today, call this community on the banks of the Ping River, home. Affectionately nicknamed the “Rose of the North,” Chiang Mai is a vibrant university city famous for its many Buddhist temples, rich cultural offerings, and good food. The warm climate, low costs and excellent, modern infrastructure have attracted expats in big numbers, and that includes thousands of retirees from all over the world.

Expats Report Improved Health and Weight Loss When They Move Overseas

Expats Report Improved Health and Weight Loss When They Move Overseas

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November 4, 2014

With good, fresh food, more exercise, and clean air, expats say they live a healthier lifestyle overseas and it’s easy to do so. Americans Denver Gray and his wife Ann moved to the beach town of Salinas, Ecuador in March of 2013. “After we bought our condo, we came to Salinas for five weeks to set things up,” says Gray. “Some interesting things happened during those five weeks. Without any deliberate attempts to change our diet or lifestyle, my wife and I each lost 10 pounds.”

Retire-Abroad Trend – More than Half-a-Million Americans Now Receive Social Security Benefits Overseas

Retire-Abroad Trend – More than Half-a-Million Americans Now Receive Social Security Benefits Overseas

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September 3, 2014

More and more baby boomers are taking their retirements overseas, report experts at InternationalLiving.com, who say they’re seeing a significant increase in demand for their research and services. Today more than half-a-million retirees receive their Social Security benefits abroad. According to International Living editor Dan Prescher, that likely under-represents the actual number of Americans retired overseas.

Expats Enjoy a Sailing Retirement in the Med, Latin America and Asia from $1,000 a Month

Expats Enjoy a Sailing Retirement in the Med, Latin America and Asia from $1,000 a Month

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July 31, 2014

"Plenty of everyday people are choosing to live on the water full-time—in their retirement,” says InternationalLiving.com editor Jason Holland, author of the publication’s new report. “After a bit of training and hands-on experience at home, they’re tying up beside mega-yachts in the Mediterranean, finding large floating communities of like-minded expat sailors in the Caribbean, and island hopping in the Gulf of Thailand, heading wherever their fancy takes them.”

How to Enjoy High-end Paris on a Budget – a France Insider Reveals the Secrets

How to Enjoy High-end Paris on a Budget – a France Insider Reveals the Secrets

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July 7, 2014

“Paris thrives on its glamorous reputation, but discounts and deals are available here just as they are everywhere else,” reports Barbara Diggs, InternationalLiving.com’s France correspondent. “With a little inside knowledge you can enjoy the best of Paris for far less money than you’d think.” Diggs reveals the best places to eat and shop in the City of Light, as well as detailing cultural attractions from museums to the theater, all at a fraction of the price a tourist would expect to pay in a city like Paris.

Insider Reveals Best Travel Picks for Rio De Janeiro, Brazil During the FIFA World Cup

Insider Reveals Best Travel Picks for Rio De Janeiro, Brazil During the FIFA World Cup

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May 27, 2014

InternationalLiving.com’s Brazil correspondent, John Clites, an American who has been living in the country since 2008, reveals his top insider picks for what to see and do in Rio de Janeiro during the FIFA World Cup. Visitors from all over the world will descend on Brazil for the event, which starts on June 12. Most will visit Christ the Redeemer and Sugarloaf Mountain, but Clites offers advice on activities not typically published in guidebooks.

Rental Demand in Business-Friendly Malta Offers Investment Opportunities in the Property Market

Rental Demand in Business-Friendly Malta Offers Investment Opportunities in the Property Market

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May 22, 2014

Malta is a safe place to put your real estate dollars, reports InternationalLiving.com’s property expert, Ronan McMahon. Though economic crisis has plagued much of Europe over the last six years, this stable and peaceful haven in the Mediterranean has escaped untouched.

Offshore Retirement Guide Sells More Than 14,000 Copies in Just Three Weeks

Offshore Retirement Guide Sells More Than 14,000 Copies in Just Three Weeks

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April 29, 2014

Just three weeks after its official release on March 17, "The International Living Guide to Retiring Overseas on a Budget"—the definitive guide to living a happier, healthier, more affordable life abroad— has sold more than 14,000 copies.