Fifty years ago, if at retirement age you spent a few months in Paris…then moved on to Lisbon for the winter…settled for the spring in Italy…and then steamed down to Panama and Argentina…you were probably either wealthy, eccentric, or running from the law. These days…you’re just a run-of-the-mill vagabond retiree.
It’s so much easier to be a citizen of the world today. Instead of landing in a place with nowhere to stay, today you can find thousands of rentals listed online. You can even connect with folks who’d like you to house sit for them or do a home swap.
Instead of heading to the train station to check timetables, you can book your seats in advance with a couple mouse clicks. Arranging cruises and airline tickets is just as easy—and can be remarkably affordable.
The world is more connected than ever, and it’s easier and faster to travel than it ever has been. Eager for adventure, aware of the opportunities overseas, and unwilling to “settle down” just yet, broad-minded retirees (and younger folks, too) are making the planet their playground. They’re eager to sidestep the rat race, make the most of their time, meet new people, learn new things, and savor life in exotic surrounds.
If that sounds good to you, too, then you should know: you can do it… and spend less than you would to stay home. This is a great strategy for test-driving destinations where you might want to settle full-time. And it’s the best way there is to see the world.
In the current issue of International Living magazine, we show you how to do it…how to get from Europe to Latin America by ship for 70% off…how to rent a brand-new car on the cheap (with no country restrictions on where you can drive it)…an insider’s short-term home-rental trick… and more. For stories from folks living this gadabout life…and our how-to guide for following in their footsteps, check out the current issue of International Living magazine.
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