The Easiest Places in the World to Retire

An overseas adventure. The romance is built-in. The idea that you could escape your world and embrace a new one—a life filled with the things you love, enjoyed in a place you choose. What freedom…

Yet, as we know from the e-mails readers send, the “what ifs” can be paralyzing. What if I’m single? What if I can’t speak Spanish? What if I don’t meet other people with my interests? Spend too much time fretting, and you’ll never head for better shores.

A move overseas doesn’t have to be overwhelming. That’s why we’ve devoted the current issue of International Living magazine to your smooth and comfortable transition abroad.

When you choose a place that’s welcoming…arrive with the right contacts…and foster friends and connections…you’ll discover the romantic promise of a better life overseas isn’t just a fantasy. In this issue, we show you how to make it real.

On page 18 you’ll find our picks for the world’s easiest places to retire. Seven destinations where you can fit right in—and we show you how.

Throughout the issue you’ll find firsthand stories from expats who are already enjoying life overseas. On page 9 Tim and Donna Leffel say they’ve “found their place” in Guanajuato, Mexico, at 83-years of age. Patrick Robinson explains why Vilcabamba, Ecuador, makes sense on page 10. On page 11 retired police officer, Ray Jackson, reveals how he “escaped the boredom of a U.S. retirement” on Nicaragua’s Pacific Coast.

Read all this and more in the August issue when you subscribe to IL magazine right now.

Also in the August issue of IL magazine:

How to Buy a Beach House in Brazil for $15,000
By Ronan McMahon

“A quick call to the vendor and we learn the asking price is $15,000. Wow. A home in a safe, charming beach village for $15,000. But this is an anomaly. In the game of international real estate we look for anomalies: Things that are misunderstood or under-appreciated. We can profit from these anomalies. I was here looking at the site for a planned new condo project. This find was an unexpected discovery. It felt like I was drilling for oil and struck gold. Pure gold…” Subscribe now to read on

An Airfare Junkie’s Guide to Traveling Free
By Darius Fisher

“I discovered a group of ‘airmile maniacs,’ learned their lingo, and soon discovered these interesting ways to fly for free and earn perks in the air…” Subscribe now to read on

Vacation Homes Close to the U.S.
From our in-country editors

Only two hours from the U.S., there’s a Caribbean home close to a gorgeous curve of golden sand…it can be yours for $285,000… Prefer colonial city living? You can purchase a piece of history in Panama city’s Casco Viejo for $270,000… Or for exclusive urban city living in Latin America with a super short journey time, look no further than the colonial splendor of Merida on Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula where a two-bedroom, 1.5-bath home located in the most sought-after neighborhood in the city is on the market for $145,000… Subscribe now to read on

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