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Exploring Cuenca, Ecuador’s, Surprising Spanish Roots

Exploring Cuenca, Ecuador’s, Surprising Spanish Roots

There are two Cuenca’s in the world, one in Spain and one in Ecuador. Cuenca, Ecuador, shares a lot with its Spanish cultural twin, including art, food, architecture, and religion. Even the fresh trout from the rivers that run through the city, and the affinity for fiestas remind me of Cuenca’s Spanish ties right down to the Picasso influenced murals that line the streets...

My 3 Favorite Coffee Shops in Lisbon

My 3 Favorite Coffee Shops in Lisbon

When you think of cities around the world for good coffee shops, places like Paris, London, and Melbourne probably spring to mind…but there’s a city you’re missing. Lisbon is famous for its smooth and delicious custard tarts, but this is a city that also takes pride in its coffee shops. You’ll find a café on every corner...

The Best Way to Spend Summer in the South of France

The Best Way to Spend Summer in the South of France

I’ve been living in the South of France for eight years and have found that the summers here are really the best time of year to experience all the region has to offer. As the French get five weeks of vacation time, most of which is taken in the summer, the season is chock-full of activities, beach-going, and pure relaxation...

This Isn’t Retirement, This is a Whole New Life in Italy

This Isn’t Retirement, This is a Whole New Life in Italy

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July 16, 2018

Have you ever wondered what you are going to do in retirement? Where you might want to live? What your days will be like? We began our “Retirement Journey” in 2015 at the IL Conference in Cancun, Mexico. My wife, Shonna, and I had been reading International Living for over four years by then, and the IL conference not only spurred our desire to move overseas...

Pros and Cons of Retiring Abroad

Pros and Cons of Retiring Abroad

The decision to retire abroad is not something that should be taken lightly. For many people it’s the best decision they’ve ever made—the adventure of a lifetime. And their only regret is that they didn’t make the move sooner. While other people just can’t adapt to life in a new country. How do you figure into which camp you fall...

Best Places to Live in Costa Rica: Five Top Expat Havens

Best Places to Live in Costa Rica: Five Top Expat Havens

For decades Costa Rica has been among the world’s premier retirement destinations. It still is. Chuck and his wife Anna launched their Pura Vida lifestyle in 2012. They sought a mild climate, better healthcare, amazing views, and lots to do…and all at a lower cost of living. You’ll find established and welcoming expat communities all across the country. It’s easy to make friends to explore the jungle with, or to share an ice-cold, two-buck Pilsen beer while watching the sun set from a beach.