Given its ideal placement along the French Riviera, the coastal city of Toulon in southeastern France provides an idyllic lifestyle for residents and short-term visitors. Away from the hustle-and-bustle of big “resort” towns like Nice, Cannes, and St. Tropez, unassuming Toulon lies a bit off the radar and residents wouldn’t have it any other way.
From the northern border with the United States all the way south (about 20 hour’s drive) to its tip, Mexico’s Baja California peninsula has many popular destinations for retirees and other expats. If you’re looking for a low-key life by the beach in a charming small town, Todos Santos is worth a closer look.
To the uninitiated, beautiful Lyon, France’s third largest city, is often thought of as a runner-up to Paris. But for many of those who live there—natives, former Parisians, and international residents alike—Lyon stands in a class of its own.
Panama has a tropical maritime climate with a hot, humid, rainy season (May through to December) and a short dry season (January through to May). Geographically Panama is a narrow country from north to south. This results in competing weather patterns coming onshore from both the Caribbean ocean and the Pacific.
Gili literally translates to “small islands” in the traditional Sasak language of Indonesia, and you’ll find many ‘gilis’ all over. In fact, there are over 17,000 of them.
Many people from the U.S. and Canada know the Riviera Maya well…from vacations to the all-inclusive resorts that line the coast, especially in the world-famous “hotel zone” in Cancún. But head 45 minutes south on the Yucatán Peninsula, and you’ll find another vacation destination, one that a large number of foreigners have made their permanent home.
Cartagena is one of Colombia’s most popular tourist destinations thanks to its interesting history, excellent cuisine, and amazing shopping. Located on the Caribbean coast only 256 miles from the Panama Canal, Cartagena is a major seaport for both commercial shipping and vacationers on cruise ships.
For many North Americans, Portugal is a somewhat undiscovered territory. Located west of Spain, it’s famous for Port wine. But there’s much to learn about this jewel of a country, especially its stunning geography. In broad strokes, the Douro River separates the northern region from the central. The Tejo (you may hear it referred to as the Tagus, its former Roman name) River outlines the center of the country from the Alentejo region (literally translated as “below Tejo”).
Costa Rica is a beautiful country, with long stretches of deserted and undeveloped beaches…dense jungles teeming with exotic wildlife…towering volcanoes, lush green valleys, and hundreds of crystal-clear lakes and rivers… Not only that, but the country offers a great climate year-round, neighborly atmosphere, no-hassle residence programs, excellent healthcare, a stable democracy, and safety and security. Read more...: Costa Rica
Population: 62,246,674 (July 2018 est.) Area: 301,340 sq km Capital City: Rome Time Zone: (UTC+01:00) Location: Southern Europe, a peninsula extending into the central Mediterranean Sea, northeast of Tunisia Climate: Predominantly Mediterranean; Alpine in far north; hot, dry in south Currency: Euro. Euros (EUR) per U.S. dollar – 0.90 (2019 est.) Language: Italian (official), German (parts of Trentino-Alto Adige region are Read more...: Italy Fact File