Affordable Living in Tropical Corozal

Affordable Living in Tropical Corozal

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May 4, 2016

A growing number of expats are relocating to the Corozal District of Belize, on the Bay of Corozal. It’s high on their list due to the affordable cost of living and the welcoming expat community. Only one other Belizean coastal town is as affordable as Corozal. That’s Punta Gorda, at the extreme southern end of Belize. But Corozal offers significantly more amenities and convenience, as well as easy access to Mexico.

5 Reasons To Retire on Mexico’s Riviera Maya

5 Reasons To Retire on Mexico’s Riviera Maya

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May 4, 2016

Mexico’s Riviera Maya is the Grand Prize Winner for most popular vacation destination on the Caribbean. The same motivations that cause more than five million vacationers from across the globe to flock to this area annually, are also attracting a growing expat population eager to turn their best beach vacation into a full-time retirement lifestyle.

Retire to Panama’s Highlands for $1,500 a Month

Retire to Panama’s Highlands for $1,500 a Month

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May 4, 2016

As the sun gently rises in the gaps between the peaks the birds welcome the day. You hear them through the open windows, singing and chirping, like nature’s most melodious alarm clock. Looking out you see lush green plants all around, with a spot of bright pink, purple or yellow here and there. A faint mist lingers in the valleys at the base of the hills and mountains that reach up to the bluest sky. Waking up like this each day in the highlands of Panama is a delight for many retirees who are living their dream.

A Paradise of Your Own in Nicaragua

A Paradise of Your Own in Nicaragua

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May 4, 2016

Let’s face it…all of the correspondents from International Living live in Paradise. We all experience a better lifestyle for less money in a warm climate, no matter which country we’ve chosen. And we’re happy to tell you about it. Yes, each country is different, but the basics are the same and each place has all the elements for a fantastic life. We’ve found a better life abroad – and that’s the truth.

Finding Your Dream Retirement in Southern Ecuador

Finding Your Dream Retirement in Southern Ecuador

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May 2, 2016

''I initially came to Loja for the business opportunities, but what I like about it is that you're in one of the ten largest cities in Ecuador, but still close to nature with parks nearby,'' Darnell Dunn says, after he quit his job at Putnam Investments and left Boston for the small city of Loja. ''Also being one only of a few foreigners, you get the chance to integrate into the culture. And I get to know people and families on a personal level because of the small size of the city.''

Discover a Far Better Quality of Life in the “Real” South of France

Discover a Far Better Quality of Life in the “Real” South of France

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May 1, 2016

Although less in the public eye than its swanky neighbor, Provence, the Languedoc has just as much to crow about. Nestled between the Pyrenees and Cevennes mountain ranges and the sparkling waters of the Mediterranean, the Languedoc is a wonder to behold. The region offers some of the most diverse and intense landscapes you’ll see in France, ranging from violet-blue lavender fields to dramatic rocky gorges and waterfalls, to flat marshlands dotted with pink flamingoes.

Your Dream Home in Ecuador From Just $75,000

Your Dream Home in Ecuador From Just $75,000

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April 30, 2016

Where do you envision yourself when you think of retirement? If you're like most folks, at some point you've probably daydreamed of spending your post-work years in a city full of culture, art, and history. A place where you could spend the morning strolling through carefully restored centuries-old buildings while gazing at their beauty. Every so often you'd stop to admire a grand cathedral or a stone-block church built in the Gothic style of architecture.

A Tranquil Life and New Perspective Living in Cuenca

A Tranquil Life and New Perspective Living in Cuenca

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April 30, 2016

It’s been three-and-a-half years since my wife, Rita, and I moved to Cuenca, Ecuador…and in those years we’ve experienced things that would have taken a lifetime to accomplish living back in the U.S. In early 2012, we decided to retire early. Our life in New Mexico was similar to most: hectic, stressful, and costly, with little time for the things we wished we could do. After many discussions about what we wanted to do and where we wanted to do them, we signed up to International Living and began researching.