The crystal-clear emerald surf rolls gently onto the white sandy beach. Combined with the pungent salty air and gentle sea breeze, it's nearly lulling me to sleep on my towel under one of the empty palapas on the oceanfront. Except for a local dog frolicking along the water, I'm the only one on this stretch of beach, as far as I can see. That's not because I'm here in "low" season. The town of Progreso, Mexico, is on the Gulf of Mexico, and it hardly matters when you go to the beach. With a yearly average high temperature of 83 F and average low of 73 F, there are no bad beach days in this paradise.
If you’re thinking about retiring overseas, you’re likely searching for information. There’s a lot of that out there… Maybe you want to make your retirement savings go as far as possible. Maybe you never want to shovel snow again. Maybe your kids have...
When the frigid winds and wet, heavy snows of winter threaten the northern state of Wisconsin, Gary and Mary Beth Vanlankvelt head south… All the way south to the small, tropical island of Isla Mujeres, off Mexico’s Caribbean coast...
After 10 years of covering this country for International Living, you’d think writing about the best places to vacation in Panama would be a cinch. The more you know, the easier it should be…but the opposite is often the case. I know so many great Panama vacation destinations that it’s hard to narrow it down to just a few.
With the New Year comes a new set of resolutions, plans for the year ahead…and the publication of International Living’s latest Annual Global Retirement Index. And this year the top honor goes to Costa Rica.
“Living here made me a much better person, where I'm challenged by those around me to be the person I was meant to be,” says Maryland native Linda Sherman of her new home of Boquete, Panama. “It is profoundly inspiring and fulfilling. Happiness is the by-product of a life well lived.”
One of the things I love about living in Cuenca, Ecuador, after spending nearly 40 years in the sweltering heat of Florida, is that I can actually walk outside during the day without worrying if the heat steaming from the blacktop will melt the soles of my tennis shoes.
The Cayo District, nestled in Belize’s Maya Mountains, casts an irresistible spell. It’s a region where Mother Nature’s bounty is on full display…from wild, untamed rainforest…to meandering rivers perpetually flowing towards the sea.
For many U.S. retirees, being able to walk from A to B comfortably and safely, without depending on public transport or a car, are becoming important considerations when seeking a retirement destination overseas.
One million dollars: It was once a huge aspirational monetary goal. However, these days, according to the AARP, having $1 million dollars is almost a necessity if you want to retire comfortably in the U.S.