Who Said Nothing in Life Comes for Free?

Who Said Nothing in Life Comes for Free?

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January 19, 2017

I get to see a lot of the world. New Zealand... Spain... Ireland... Turkey... Germany... Thailand. I love being on the road. But what makes these adventures extra special is this... I don’t have to pay a penny for any of them. I love dressing up. I love oysters. And I especially love the flamboyant world of opera. And even though it was practically last minute...

No Experience Required to Make Money from a Blog in Paris

No Experience Required to Make Money from a Blog in Paris

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January 16, 2017

When I first moved to Paris in 2005, I took a year off to decide what I wanted to do next. I had retired from my catering business in New York and didn’t want to spend my life behind a hot stove working 60-plus hours a week anymore. That was the beginning of the blog boom and I thought—just for fun—I would start a blog about my adventures in Paris. I had no former writing or photography experience but gave it a whirl anyway.

7 Hobbies That Can Fund Your Retirement Overseas

7 Hobbies That Can Fund Your Retirement Overseas

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January 1, 2017

It’s possible to pursue your hobby and bring in some cash before and during retirement. These hobbies can help you to fund your life as a retiree overseas. If you’re dreaming of an apartment in Paris...a beach house in Ecuador...a farmhouse in Italy...and the only thing holding you back is lack of capital...then read on. Your interests can turn into a career that you love...

“World’s Best Job” Search Begins for Somebody Willing to Explore the Top Retirement Havens

“World’s Best Job” Search Begins for Somebody Willing to Explore the Top Retirement Havens

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October 31, 2015

In 2016, InternationalLiving.com will send the winner of its “World’s Best Job” competition to one or more of the destinations rated as the best retirement havens in the world. The winner will explore at least one overseas haven and report on the experience. The prize includes a round-trip flight plus $5,000 in spending money. “We’re looking for an American or Canadian with a sense of adventure, a willingness to try new things, and a belief that instead of settling for an ordinary retirement at home or the lingering drudgery of a 9-5 life…other, better options might exist overseas.

Get Paid for Your Caribbean Travel

Get Paid for Your Caribbean Travel

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April 27, 2015

Whenever I check my emails I feel the excitement of a kid opening presents on his birthday. That's because I'm a travel writer. Today I got an email from a magazine editor stating I'd be receiving an $800 check for an article I wrote for his glossy publication. But what's really satisfying are the thrills and adventures that lead up to paydays like this.