5 Best Caribbean Islands to Live On… and 2 to Avoid

5 Best Caribbean Islands to Live On… and 2 to Avoid

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February 10, 2021

Mention the word “Caribbean” and most people think of places like Aruba, the Turks and Caicos, the Bahamas, and other tourist-rich dollops of sand. The region conjures well-deserved images of crystal-clear waters and white-sand beaches. And there’s no question: If you like sun and san...

The Cheapest Places in the World to Live in 2021

The Cheapest Places in the World to Live in 2021

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January 28, 2021

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 2021 Annual Global Retirement Index.

The World’s Best Places to Retire in 2021

The World’s Best Places to Retire in 2021

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January 1, 2021

If you’re considering retirement abroad, you need information, and you need lots of it. But more than that, you need guidance on how to interpret that information. That’s what we’re here for, and that’s why we’ve compiled the 2021 Annual Global Retirement Index: to help you with the exciting business of choosing where in the world...

Top 10 Things To Do in Belize

Top 10 Things To Do in Belize

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December 26, 2020

If you’re planning your first trip to Belize it can be hard to decide what to do, given there are so many choices. Here’s a list of the top 10 activities to consider when planning your trip: 1. Visit a Maya Ruin. Remnants of the amazing Maya civilization have been found throughout Belize. After all, Belize was the center of the Mundo Maya...

Going Solo: How and Where to Enjoy Life Abroad as a Single

Going Solo: How and Where to Enjoy Life Abroad as a Single

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October 12, 2020

There is no hard data on the number of singles abroad—for that matter, the U.S. doesn’t know how many of its citizens live abroad, period. But at International Living, we hear from our worldwide network of correspondents (of whom I am one), who tell us who’s coming and going in their countries.

Five Places to Live in Belize; Two to Avoid

Five Places to Live in Belize; Two to Avoid

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March 13, 2020

The English-speaking country of Belize has a lot going for it. For a tiny country, it packs a big wallop when it comes to charm and scenery. For the would-be expat—especially if you're looking for real value—there are many areas deserving of your attention. Places where you can live the laidback, Caribbean lifestyle of your dreams.

Live Well in Attractive Machala, Ecuador For $1,200 a Month

Live Well in Attractive Machala, Ecuador For $1,200 a Month

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January 3, 2020

If you’re someone who is looking for the conveniences of a good-sized city close to the beach and the mountains, I may have found the sweet spot for you. Especially if you are a trailblazer—someone who would enjoy the experience of immersing yourself in a new language and culture.