Rent on the Coast in Spain from $508 a Month

Rent on the Coast in Spain from $508 a Month

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May 8, 2012

A blue sky, blue-water scene is unremarkable in the tropics. But this is Europe. I’m in southern Spain, on Murcia’s Costa Cálida—the "warm coast." Whoever thought up the name wasn’t exaggerating. Summer temperatures soar above 90 F, and there’s an annual dose of at least 320 days of sunshine. On the coast, spacious furnished rentals are $508 to $635 monthly.

Move to Uruguay for the Best Quality of Life in Latin America

Move to Uruguay for the Best Quality of Life in Latin America

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May 1, 2012

As in European cities or neighborhoods of Manhattan or Chicago, whatever I need or want can be had within these 10 square blocks of Montevideo. I was just getting started on my expedition to Uruguay’s coastal cities and towns, but already I could understand why so many expats living in this country say it offers the best quality of life in Latin America.

Panama: Don’t Believe Everything You Read on the Internet

Panama: Don’t Believe Everything You Read on the Internet

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April 17, 2012

It’s good to be back in Panama, the tiny country on the southern edge of the northern hemisphere, one of the only countries to bridge two continents... and the only country in the world where you can see the sun rise over the Pacific Ocean and set on the Atlantic. Did you know that? If not, don’t worry...there are so many things unique to Panama that it’s hard to track them all. For instance... Panama is the only country in Central America with no hurricanes and no destructive earthquakes.

Panama Video: Living in Santiago–The Provincial Capital of Veraguas

Panama Video: Living in Santiago–The Provincial Capital of Veraguas

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February 14, 2012

If you decide to live anywhere in or near the Veraguas province of Panama, chances are you'll visit the provincial capital of Santiago often. Most "capitalinos" (Panamanians from the capital) will tell you there's nothing much in Santiago, but on a recent visit I found the opposite.

“The Extravagant Lifestyle I Never Thought I Could Afford”

“The Extravagant Lifestyle I Never Thought I Could Afford”

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August 17, 2011

I had been researching the prospect of retiring overseas for two or three years.I had targeted seven countries: France, Italy, Belize, Costa Rica, Panama, Uruguay, and Ecuador. I attended International Living's Live and Invest Overseas Conference in Las Vegas last September, and all these countries were represented.