The New Year means “Auld Lang Syne,” a new set of resolutions…and the publication of International Living’s latest Annual Global Retirement Index. And this year the top spot goes to Mexico, our North American neighbor to the south. Every year International Living’s in-house experts and worldwide network of correspondents compile data on a growing number of countries—24 for this year’s index. We rate cost of living, real estate, climate, healthcare, and a whole host of other factors to find the most affordable, convenient, and comfortable countries in which to retire abroad. Mexico always features among our top 10 destinations in the Index, and usually among our top five. It’s home to more North American expats than any other country in the world. And no wonder. Mexico offers a diverse geography, with everything from white-sand beaches to high-mountain colonial cities. Its climate ranges from moist, tropical heat to dry desert and everything in between. It is rich in casual beach towns, vibrant Spanish-colonial cities, and small country villages. Low prices, friendly people, and a laidback lifestyle are also found here… And today, with the Mexican peso at historic lows against the U.S. dollar, Mexico is more affordable than it’s been in years. Well over a million U.S. and Canadian expats are estimated to live in Mexico already, either full- or part-time. As a result, you’ll find a plethora of expat havens in Mexico…places where you can settle in easily and make yourself at home. To learn more about what Mexico, as well as our other top retirement destinations, can offer you, as well as how to receive your free Global Retirement Index 2017 report, see here: https://internationalliving.com/2017/01/the-best-places-to-retire/
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As a person who has lived abroad for 17 years, and in 107 countries, this is sad what she is doing to retired people. Read comments here: http://www.hobotraveler.com/videos/watch.php?v=kathleen-peddicord-and-international-living-need-stopped "Join HoboTraveler. A Social Network Connecting Travelers" Discover new places, organize meetups, find travel partners and live abroad with the Hobo Travel Community Members save 1000's of dollars by joining https://www.hobotraveler.com/ and posting specific travel questions to people who are there now, or who have been there. Andy Lee Graham needs your financial support, it costs money to make these videos. Thank you, Andy Lee Graham Donate - Patreons, - Consulting https://www.hobotraveler.com/donate/ Buy cool Hobo products on Amazon.com http://tinyurl.com/pc85f97 Support, Andy become a "Patreon." https://www.patreon.com/hobotraveler Be on the "Ask Andy Show," Send a selfie video question to: hoboontheroad AT yahoo.com "The Hobo Way," we have escaped from the resort; Join Hobo Traveler to live anywhere https://www.hobotraveler.com Buy Andy's Book, "The Rules of Travel" on Amazon: https://tinyurl.com/y8xjc5l6
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If you’re retired and planning for the year ahead or maybe you know someone who wants their retirement money to stretch further in 2018…we’ve got the ultimate list to share with you. The world’s best places to retire in 2018 put together by International Living magazine. IL combed through all sorts of criteria and facts to produce their Annual Global Retirement Index. From number 10 to the top choice...here are they are. #10 is Peru -- chosen for its low-cost of living and vibrant culture. #9 goes to Spain, on the list for its romance, history and charming villages. #8 - Nicaragua, IL contributors say that’s where you can get the best bang-for-your-buck in Latin America. #7 is Portugal, which IL editors call Europe’s best retirement haven. Colombia at #6 was chosen because it’s sophisticated and affordable. #5 goes to Malaysia. The positives to moving there is it’s easy, English-speaking and First World. Ecuador at #4 is diverse, unhurried and Metropolitan. #3 Panama -- where it’s friendly, welcoming and there are great benefits. At #2, Mexico offers convenient, exotic, First-World living. And the moment you’ve been waiting for...the number one place to retire in 2018 is Costa Rica. IL editors say Costa Rica has a fantastic tropical climate, a low cost of living, top-notch, affordable medical care, bargain real estate, natural beauty and a steadily growing economy. IL says you can rent a furnished two-bedroom home for only $500 a month, or buy an ocean view property for under $200,000.
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“Where should I retire?” This is the question we hear most often at International Living, and every January we give you our most definitive answer in the form of our Annual Global Retirement Index. Having moved overseas and immersed themselves in the destinations where they live and learned their lessons the hard way, our experts are ideally placed to compare, contrast, and bring nuanced insight to the most appealing retirement destinations in the world.
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The Cheapest Places to Retire - International Living International Living has been helping people retire overseas for more than 30 years, so if you're new to the idea of retiring overseas, you'll find everything you need to know here. The Cheapest Places to Retire - http://internationalliving.com/2012/04/the-cheapest-places-to-retire/. more to put gas in the car, buy groceries, and pay for health insurance. At the same time, retirement savings eroded in the market downturn. And with interest rates at near-zero today, it's difficult to rebuild.
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Bob and Patti Jackson give you a tour of their beautiful home in Penang, Malaysia. As an expat, you may be wondering what kind of standard of living is available to you overseas. You can see from this video that there is potential for a much more relaxing, low-cost and first-class lifestyle waiting for you. Retiring overseas from Australia has never been easier or more affordable! If you’re interested in living better for less, overseas, then why not subscribe to International Living Australia magazine now by following this link (https://pro.ilaustralia.com/m/1003467) and you’ll get all the insider information on the best places for Aussies to retire overseas. International Living Australia’s tightly-knit team of far-flung correspondents spend their days getting the lowdown on the best places to live, eat, visit, meet like-minded expats and enjoy a luxury lifestyle…and for a fraction of the average cost of retirement in Australia. And, in each monthly issue they share that insider know-how exclusively with IL Australia magazine readers. You can learn more about retiring in Malaysia right here: https://internationalliving.com/au/countries/malaysia/. Or you can learn more about our team here: https://internationalliving.com/au/meet-the-international-living-australia-team/. If you’re someone that wants more from life…for less, if you’re looking for some adventure, or simply want the best retirement possible, then take action by subscribing today by clicking here (https://pro.ilaustralia.com/m/1003467) and let us help you achieve your retirement dreams. For nearly four decades, International Living has been showing people just like you the opportunities overseas for a better life at a lower cost. Subscribe to IL Australia magazine here and find out more about retiring overseas in countries such as Malaysia, Cambodia, Vietnam, Italy, France, Spain and Portugal. If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to contact us. You can find us on Facebook www.facebook.com/InternationalLivingAustralia. And you can also find us on twitter https://twitter.com/inlivingau. Or you can visit our website at https://internationalliving.com/au/.
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IL Editor, Glynna Prentice, sets the record straight on the cost of living in Spain. A couple could live comfortably here on as less than $2,600 a month. If you’re wondering where to retire and if you like Europe and its history…its romance and culture…then Spain should be calling your name. Retiring overseas from Australia has never been easier or more affordable! If you're interested in living better for less overseas, then why not subscribe to International Living Australia magazine now by following this link (https://pro.ilaustralia.com/m/1003467) and you’ll get all the insider information on the best places for Aussies to retire overseas. International Living Australia’s tightly-knit team of far-flung correspondents spend their days getting the lowdown on the best places to live, eat, visit, meet like-minded expats and enjoy a luxury lifestyle…and for a fraction of the average cost of retirement in Australia. And, in each monthly issue they share that insider know-how exclusively with IL Australia magazine readers. You can learn more about retiring in Spain right here: https://internationalliving.com/au/countries/spain/. Or you can learn more about our team here: https://internationalliving.com/au/meet-the-international-living-australia-team/. If you’re someone that wants more from life…for less, if you’re looking for some adventure, or simply want the best retirement possible, then take action by subscribing today by clicking here (https://pro.ilaustralia.com/m/1003467) and let us help you achieve your retirement dreams. For nearly four decades, International Living has been showing people just like you the opportunities overseas for a better life at a lower cost. Subscribe to IL Australia magazine here and find out more about retiring overseas in countries such as Malaysia, Cambodia, Vietnam, Italy, France, Spain and Portugal. If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to contact us. You can find us on Facebook www.facebook.com/InternationalLivingAustralia. And you can also find us on twitter https://twitter.com/inlivingau. Or you can visit our website at https://internationalliving.com/au/.
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IL Chiang Mai Correspondent, Rachel Devlin, shows you around this beautiful studio apartment in Chiang Mai, Thailand’s “Rose of the North” that costs just $100 per week. Retiring in Thailand has never been easier or more affordable. If you're interested in living better for less, overseas, then why not subscribe to International Living Australia magazine now by following this link (https://pro.ilaustralia.com/m/1003467) and you’ll get the inside scoop on more fabulous rentals in Thailand such as this, plus insider information on all the best places for Aussies to retire overseasRachel is part of our extensive network of far-flung correspondents that work tirelessly to bring you the inside track on expat life. They spend their days getting the lowdown on the best places to live, eat, visit, meet like-minded expats and enjoy a luxury lifestyle…and for a fraction of the average cost of retirement in Australia. You can learn more about retiring in Thailand right here: https://internationalliving.com/au/countries/thailand/. Or you can learn more about Rachel and our other contributors here:https://internationalliving.com/au/meet-the-international-living-australia-team/. If you’re someone that wants more from life…for less, if you’re looking for some adventure or simply want the best retirement possible, then take action by subscribing today by clicking here (https://pro.ilaustralia.com/m/1003467) and let us help you achieve your retirement dreams. For nearly four decades, International Living has been showing people just like you the opportunities overseas for a better life at a lower cost. Subscribe to IL Australia magazine here and find out more about retiring overseas in countries such as Malaysia, Cambodia, Vietnam, Italy, France, Spain and Portugal. If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to contact us. You can find us on Facebook www.facebook.com/InternationalLivingAustralia. And you can also find us on twitter https://twitter.com/inlivingau. Or you can visit our website at https://internationalliving.com/au/. Rachel is just one of our many far-flung correspondents that does all the heavy lifting. She finds our readers the best places to live, eat, visit, meet like-minded expats and enjoy a luxury lifestyle…and for a fraction of the average cost of retirement in Australia. You can learn more about retiring in Thailand right here: https://internationalliving.com/au/countries/thailand/. Or you can learn more about Rachel and our other contributors here:https://internationalliving.com/au/meet-the-international-living-australia-team/. If you’re someone that wants more from life…for less, if you’re looking for some adventure, or simply want the best retirement possible, then take action by subscribing today by clicking here (https://pro.ilaustralia.com/m/1003467) and let us help you achieve your retirement dreams. International Living has been showing people just like you for nearly four decades the opportunities overseas for a better life enjoyed at less expense. Subscribe to IL Australia magazine here and find out more about retiring overseas in countries such as Malaysia, Cambodia, Vietnam, Italy, France, Spain and Portugal. If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to contact us. You can find us on Facebook www.facebook.com/InternationalLivingAustralia. And you can also find us on twitter https://twitter.com/inlivingau. Or you can visit our website at https://internationalliving.com/au/.
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International Living Magazine: Panama City's Best Neighborhoods - International Living Get your free report on Panama here: http://www1.internationalliving.com/sem/country/panama/youtube/gen-org.html Hi, Dan Prescher here to give you the rundown on the March issue of International Living magazine. It's fresh off the press, and here's the lineup... Our cover story this month is from Jessica Ramesch, our on-the-ground expert in one of the most popular retirement destinations on earth, Panama. In her feature story, Jessica explores the many neighborhoods of Panama City. She gives us an insider's look outside the city's famous downtown areas... places like Bella Vista, San Francisco, Costa Del Este, and other great spots where expats have found gracious living at great prices. http://internationalliving.com/2011/03/great-panama-city-neighborhoods/ Also in the March issue, Len Galvin explores another expat and retiree favorite... Belize. But it's a part of Belize that often gets overlooked. The Cayo district is one of the most fertile parts of this tropical English-speaking country, a huge agricultural center, and its capital of San Ignacio is a bustling little place full of color and fun. Len shines the spotlight on the Cayo and drops in on a few expats living the dream life there right now in his article. Our Entrepreneur Profile in the March issue is the amazing story of a woman who took her dream deep into the jungles of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula and made it come true from the ground up. Suzan Haskins shares the story of Sandra Dayton, who started a tour company on Mexico's Caribbean coast, but soon fell in love with the people of the nearby jungle and their way of life... especially the art of Mayan massage. The Jungle Spa now operates as a non-profit organization and all income goes to the women who provide the treatments. I've been worked over by the gals at the Jungle Spa myself, and it was a memorable experience. Suzan tells you the whole story in her March issue article. We cover a lot of ground in each issue of International Living magazine, and in the March issue Mark Nestmann writes about the best tax-savings strategies for the coming year. With tax time coming up, this is great reading, and Mark also tells you the top questions to ask before filling out your tax returns. This is required reading for anybody who wants to save money on their taxes now and in the future. And you can save even more money after reading the article by Darius Fischer in this month's issue. Find out four new travel tips to save you time, hassle and money on your travel. If you want to explore your options abroad, you'll thank Darius for making it that much cheaper and easier. I've only scratched the surface of this month's issue... International Living magazine is 46 full-color pages of tips, tricks and real-life stories from around the world. If you aren't already reading International Living magazine, you won't find it on newsstands... you can only get it at: https://orders.internationalliving.com/ILV/WILVM2EV/landing.html If you are a subscriber already, you can read all this and much more in your March issue. Go to www.internationalliving.com to access your issue.
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El Gato Negro Coffee Shop San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua - International Living www.internationalliving.com International Living's Jason Holland interviews Rob Thomas, the expat owner of El Gato Negro, a laid-back coffee shop in the heart of San Juan del Sur on Nicaragua's southern Pacific coast. http://internationalliving.com/countries/nicaragua/
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Pottery Factory in Guaitil, Costa Rica - International Living Get your free report on Costa Rica here: http://www1.internationalliving.com/sem/country/costa-rica/youtube/gen-org.html International Living editors Dan Prescher and Suzan Haskins show footage of a pottery factory In Costa Rica. Dan and Suzan are on the road from Samara to Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica and they stop at the traditional pottery making town of Guaitil to visit a family run pottery factory. http://internationalliving.com/2011/10/a-business-that-can-pay-for-your-travels/ Suzan and Dan are in Costa Rica on a scouting trip for International Living. You can read all about their trip in an upcoming issue of International Living magazine. Learn more about Costa Rica and other countries in our daily postcard e-letter. Sign up for IL's free daily postcard here: http://www1.internationalliving.com/sem/country/costa-rica/youtube/gen-org.html and we'll send you a FREE REPORT - Why Are Americans Still Flocking to Costa Rica.
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The World's Healthiest Place to Live - International Living Get your free report on Where to Live here: http://www1.internationalliving.com/sem/lifestyle/where-to-live/youtube/org.html Dan Prescher reports from Ecuador with your weekly wrap-up of International Living postcards for the week ending February 19. On February 14, at the request of International Living postcard editor Len Galvin, Margot Brown compares and contrasts her home on Belize's Caye Caulker with its nearby and more famous neighbor, Ambergris Caye. She says she's being as impartial as she can be... and I think you might agree after you read her postcard. Our resident Panama expert, Jessica Ramesch, says your first impression of Panama City might be one of noise and bustling activity...a city of steel and concrete. But after a few days you'll realize there is more than meets the eye... you can have tropical rainforest hikes...Bayside morning walks...and dinners in a palm-studded marina filled with yachts and a cruise ship or two. All without leaving the city. There's even more... and Jessica tells you all about it in her postcard. http://internationalliving.com/2010/05/worlds-healthiest-places-to-live-2010/ International Living magazine editor Eoin Bassett tells us about the healthiest country in the world. It's a country that might surprise you since it places such an emphasis on delicious food, savory meat dishes, creamy sauces, delicate cakes, sweets and pastries, fine wines and barrel-aged brandy. But the low cost of health insurance and the superb quality of care puts this country at the top of the International Living Quality of Life index for 2011. Find out where it is in Eoin's postcard. Ronan McMahon of Pathfinder Real Estate takes us to what he calls the one place to buy in Brazil. Ronan says the Path of Progress is rolling into Iracema, and this beach in the #1 tourist destination for Brazil's swelling middle class is about to explode. Ronan says it's a nearly perfect storm of opportunity, and he gives you the details in his February 17 postcard. Ronan continues the sage of Iracema with a visit to Praia do Futuro, Fortaleza's finest and most popular beach. But today Ronan is looking at the rental side of the equation...how much you might expect to garner from a unit along this soon-to-pop real estate market, especially along one of the last developable stretches in town. Find out more in Ronan's postcard. On February 19, Ronan completes the story of the potential that lies along Fortaleza's sun-washed city beaches. He says it really doesn't make any difference what you want to do with a properly located unit here... rent it long term, rent it short term, or just wait for it to appreciate... the conditions are ripe thanks to a combination of factors that Ronan explains in detail in his postcard. That's it from me for this week. Sign up for all these postcards and more for free here: http://internationalliving.com/daily-postcards/ and don't forget to visit the International Living Facebook page
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The World's Top Retirement Havens in 2011 - International Living Get your free report on the world's top retirement havens here: http://www1.internationalliving.com/sem/retirement/retirement-index-2011/youtube/org.html If you subscribe to International Living magazine, you know that September is the month we publish our annual Global Retirement Index. This is the big one... the one people wait all year to see. International Living editors use all the data we can get our hands on, including on-the-ground input from our staff members, correspondents, contributing editors, and experts around the world, to rank the top places in the world to retire. It's a long process, and we try to refine our approach each year as economies, political situations, and technologies change. This year we rated 23 countries in categories such as real estate prices, cost of living, culture, health care, special retiree benefits, infrastructure, safety, stability, climate... like I said, it's a big job, but we think we've come up with something that can really help you if you're thinking about your options for retiring abroad. And if you aren't, you should be, because there are some incredibly nice... and affordable... places out there that can help you get the retirement you always wanted, even in these uncertain economic times. International Living has been covering this beat for more than 30 years, and each Global Retirement Index we put together just gets more interesting. I'll give you a little example... what do you think are the top five best places to retire on this year's Index? http://internationalliving.com/2011/08/the-worlds-best-retirement-haven/ 5. I'll start with number 5 -- New Zealand. That's right, land of the Kiwis. Wine festivals, whale-watching, concerts in the park...mile after mile of coastal walks...geysers, glaciers, mountains. For those who love uncrowded places and a temperate climate, English-speaking New Zealand is one of the world's most livable countries...and one of the most scenic. 4. Coming in at number 4 is Spain, and if you thought Latin America had the corner on great weather and old world charm, you should see where it all came from to begin with. Spain is an ever-popular retirement destination for Europeans, so why not Americans, Canadians, and everybody else? Especially considering those Mediterranean beaches with their 320+ days of sunshine each year. 3. The focus comes closer to home with our number three pick, Panama... always a heavy hitter in our annual Global Retirement Index thanks to its economic and political stability. Panama's currency is the U.S. dollar, and earns the top spot in the retirement-benefits category due to its pensionado program. Conceived to secure discounts for Panama's senior citizens—savings on everything from surgery to movie tickets—the program is open to foreigners and even grants them residency. 2. Coming in at number two on this year's Global Retirement Index is Mexico, the country that is home to more U.S. and Canadian expats than any other country... and for good reasons. White sand beaches and turquoise seas, winding, cobblestone streets and fountain-filled plazas...towering ruins left by ancient civilizations... Mexico is rich in romance But Mexico can also cost you up to 40% less than what you'd pay in the U.S. for a similar lifestyle. It's also lived at a slower, more gracious pace. And that just the lifestyle so many of us are looking for. 1. And now, drum roll please, our #1 retirement haven for 2011, and if you've been following the Global Retirement Index for the past few years, you already know what it is. Ecuador puts it all together... incredible weather, majestic beaches, towering mountains, bustling cities, sleepy villages... all at prices that make Ecuador one of the most affordable places in the world to live and still enjoy safety, good infrastructure, and quality health care. From Quito to Cuenca, from Vicabamba to Otavalo, there is a town, a climate, and a culture to match every taste. In fact, a couple can live well in Ecuador on as little as $600 a month. I hope this has given you some idea what waits for you in this year's Global Retirement Index. Click here to get your free report on the World's Top Retirement Havens in 2011: http://www1.internationalliving.com/sem/retirement/retirement-index-2011/youtube/org.html Your dream retirement doesn't have to be just a dream... take a look at what's waiting for you in the 2011 International Living Global Retirement Index.
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The Cost of Living in Lake Chapala, Mexico - International Living Sign up for International Living's free daily postcards and get your FREE REPORT HERE: http://www1.internationalliving.com/sem/country/mexico/youtube/gen-org.html Internationalliving.com's Mexico editor Glynna Prentice talks about the cost of living in Lake Chapala, Mexico. Lake Chapala, located in central Mexico, is an affordable expat haven that is one of the easiest places to retire abroad, thanks to thousands of English-speaking expats and US-style amenities. You can buy condos here in the low $100,000s or rent at monthly rates starting at about $700. Glynna also talks about the low health care costs in the area. U.S. and Canadian expats have been attracted to the Lake Chapala area for decades. Ajijic, Chapala, Jocotepec, San Antonio, and San Juan Cosalá are lakeside villages with cobblestone streets, colonial architecture, and little crime. It's a part of the world where it's easy to afford a cook, a maid, and a gardener. http://internationalliving.com/2010/12/lake-chapala-u-s-amenities-but-with-mexicos-low-cost-of-living/ Chapala is about a mile high—roughly the same as Denver—and the climate is delightful. January is the coolest month around Lake Chapala, with temperatures reaching about 71° F in the daytime and cooling off to about 52° F at night. May is the warmest month with highs of 84° F and lows of 62° F. Guadalajara, a city of more than five million residents, is only 45 minutes away by car. Ajijic and Chapala are havens for artists and writers. Expats and locals often get together on Wednesdays when Ajijic's huge outdoor market is open. It's a great place to shop for hand-made carvings and jewelry, not to mention clothes, flowers, fruits, vegetables, cooked food, and household items. Learn more about Mexico and other countries in our daily postcard e-letter. Sign up for IL's free daily postcard here: http://www1.internationalliving.com/sem/country/mexico/youtube/gen-org.html and we'll send you a FREE REPORT: Why Millions of Americans Are Moving to Mexico.
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Dan Prescher for International Living Magazine - International Living InternationalLiving.com Hi, Dan Prescher here. You know, for more than 30 years now, International Living has been researching and writing about how you can live a happier, healthier, more enjoyable life in some of the most beautiful places on earth for less... and I'm talking much, much less... than you're paying right now. I know... it sounds like a dream. But I can tell you from personal experience that this dream is real. I've been living and working abroad for a decade now in places like Panama, Belize, Argentina, Mexico... in fact, I'm talking to you now from Cotacachi, Ecuador, a little town high up in the Andes Mountains where my wife, Suzan Haskins, and I spend the summers. And it's all thanks to International Living and, most importantly, to International Living magazine. It was International Living magazine that first got me and Suzan thinking outside the box... thinking about the possibility of living someplace that was warm year around... someplace where the food was fresh, the air was clean, the cost of living was low, property was affordable... someplace where we could have the good things in life, including great health care, for a price that would let us relax and enjoy life instead of working our fingers to the bone each day just to stay afloat. In fact, we've actually cut our cost of living in half... and cut our health care costs by two thirds... just by living outside the U.S. And we learned how to do it, and do it right, thanks to International Living magazine. International Living magazine is a monthly publication packed with information on how you can make that same dream come true for yourself. Its 40, full-color pages are full of stories from people like me and Suzan... people who are living the overseas dream right now. You'll read about the exotic locations these people now call home. You'll find out their tips and tricks, and you'll benefit from their experience. You'll learn what works... and what doesn't work... straight from the mouths of people... people just like you... who are living their overseas dreams right now, in real life. And that's not all... International Living magazine will also keep you up to date on changing economic conditions around the world that are opening up even more opportunities for living, working, and investing abroad... opportunities the mainstream media rarely covers... opportunities that can have a direct, positive effect on your bottom line no matter where in the world you choose to live. And International Living magazine does all this, every month, for a price that is almost unbelievable considering the amount of current, actionable information you'll find in each issue. It has to be one of the best information and entertainment bargains available today. But you won't find it on newsstands. International Living magazine is delivered to your door and posted on our website each month... directly from us and our writers, editors, and correspondents around the world... to you. It's that simple. Try International Living magazine for yourself. You have nothing to lose, especially since there's an iron-clad, no-questions-asked, money-back guarantee if you're not completely satisfied. Just go to internationalliving.com/magazine to find out how easy it is to subscribe. But I warn you... once you start reading about all the possibilities out there for a happier, healthier, more enjoyable life at a fraction of what you're paying now... you may actually end up in one of those warm, beautiful, affordable places, just like Suzan and I did. Believe me... once you start reading International Living magazine, you'll start to see that it's more possible, more practical, and more affordable than you ever imagined. Thanks for listening. Remember, go to internationalliving.com/magazine to start getting International Living magazine for yourself right now, and see if your world doesn't change... for the better.
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Find Out How You Can Fund Your New Life Overseas - International Living http://internationalliving.com/2011/03/23-ils-april-issue-is-online-now-find-out-how-you-can-fund-your-new-life-overseas/ Hi, Dan Prescher here to fill you in on some major upgrades to your International Living magazine this month. There are big things happening with your April issue... not least of which is a new look. We've given you a new color scheme, a new layout, it's easier to read, more fun to leaf through. And it's available now online, for those of you who like to get your International Living magazine directly online and have it on your computer wherever you go. No waiting for the hard copy to get to you... as soon as the issue is released... like RIGHT NOW for the April issue... it's available to you. http://internationalliving.com/2011/03/fund-your-life-overseas-with-portable-careers-and-business-ventures/ We've got some great stories for you in this month's magazine. For example, our cover story for April details exactly what many of the expats we interview for our podcasts are doing... funding their new lives overseas with portable careers and businesses ventures. IL magazine editor Eoin Bassett takes an in-depth look at exactly how nearly a dozen different expats are proving that you don't have to choose between work and adventure... you can have both... and your work can actually be a fun and interesting part of your adventure overseas. The April issue is all over the map with stories like this... entrepreneurs who are having fun starting new businesses in Ecuador, Panama, Colombia... places with great weather, low cost of living, and opportunities to make money in ways that you can actually feel good about... opportunities that add life to your years instead of adding stress to your life. There is so much more in the April issue of International Living magazine... and it's ready and waiting for you right now. Just go here to read it now: http://internationalliving.com/category/publications/international-living-magazine/print-edition-archive/2011/april-2011/ But before you do, I want to let you know about another great new feature on our website... our International Living podcasts. Every Wednesday I interview someone just like you who is living the International Living dream in some exotic corner of the world. You can listen in for free... they're all available online. It's just like listening to your favorite radio program, except you can listen to any or all of them as many times as you like... Just go to www.internationalliving.com/radio to listen in. If you're not a subscriber, you can become one here and get instant access to the April issue: https://orders.internationalliving.com/ILV/WILVM2EV/landing.html
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Costa Rica Versus Panama: Which Country is Best for You? http://internationalliving.com/2013/11/costa-rica-panama-dan-tries-decide/ My wife, Suzan Haskins, and I were married in Costa Rica 14 years ago and have been back for business and pleasure almost every year since. We also lived in Panama in 2006 and, like Costa Rica, have returned nearly every year for International Living events, editorial trips, and vacations. So it is inevitable that IL readers, subscribers, and event attendees ask...and ask often...which country we prefer. That's when we give our "Blunt Instrument" answer. Trying to compare the relative merits of entire countries as expat destinations is kind of like cracking peanuts with a baseball bat. You can do it, but the results aren't the most useful or easy to digest. Of course, there are some obvious, overarching differences that you can swing a bat at. Panama's official currency is the U.S. dollar and it has had a significant expat population for more than 100 years thanks to the Panama Canal. Costa Rica has no standing army and has a clear national policy of promoting environmental awareness and tourism. Both countries have Pacific and Caribbean coastlines. Both have towns ranging from large metropolitan shopping and entertainment meccas to tiny upland and seaside villages. Both have cooler highland destinations and tropical coastal spots where you'll find concentrations of expats. But which country is better? Time to put down the bat. You need a finer tool for teasing out the particular differences between, say, the beach community of Coronado in Panama and the beach community of Jaco in Costa Rica—or between the cool uplands of Panama's popular expat destination of Boquete or Volcan and the cool uplands of Costa Rica's popular expat destination of San Ramon or the Arenal area. What is that finer tool? Most often, it's the particular likes and dislikes of the person asking the question in the first place. It usually goes something like this. Someone asks: "So which is better, Panama or Costa Rica?" We answer: "Are you looking for beach, highland, city, or country? Is cost of living incredibly important to you or not so much? Is proximity to the best health care a deal breaker, or does it matter to you at this point? Do you care how many other expats you have around, or do you never want to see another gringo again? How long a drive do you want to make to get a flight out?" And that's when people start clarifying their own goals and refining their own perspective of what they're really looking for in a retirement or second home destination. They put down the "Panama vs. Costa Rica" bat and pick up the magnifying glass of Grecia vs. El Valle or Panama City vs. San Jose and even individual neighborhoods like Marbella vs. Santa Ana. View all these places from 50,000 feet and you can't tell them apart... From that high up they're all just Panama or Costa Rica. But dial in and get your boots on the ground and you'll see the differences and similarities that become significant to you personally. By all means take a swing at "Panama vs. Costa Rica"—but be ready to trade the bat for a magnifying glass as soon as you figure out exactly what kind of weather, scenery, population, infrastructure, cost of living, and real estate prices make up your ideal location. There are specific places in both countries that tick most of our boxes and where Suzan and I could happily live. But to be honest, as the years go by it matters less and less to us what country these specific locations are in. Politics and policies change so fast in today's world that, at this point, all we ask of entire countries is that they be relatively stable and freedom loving, be relatively easy to enter and exit, have relatively easy bureaucracies to navigate, have relatively good health care available somewhere, and have relatively beautiful and affordable places like Arenal and Boquete and Coronado and Nosara and Pedasi and Uvita and all those other incredible places in them. Fortunately, Panama and Costa Rica both fit the bill nicely, which means Suzan and I don't have to have a favorite...we can love them both. Is that cheating?
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Samara, Costa Rica: A Popular Weekend Beach Destination - International Living Get your free report on Costa Rica here: http://www1.internationalliving.com/sem/country/costa-rica/youtube/gen-org.html This video shows International Living editor Dan Prescher on the beach in Samara. This stretch of Costa Rica's Pacific coast is known for beautiful beaches and good surfing. The town of Samara has more action than the nearby Nosara because, unlike Nosara, the road is paved all the way down from the highway, making it a more popular weekend beach destination for Ticos as well as a well-known haunt for surfers and foreign vacationers. http://internationalliving.com/2012/07/playa-samara-costa-rica-fishing-village-life/ But "popular" doesn't seem to translate into crowded... at least not on this Tuesday during high season. This is a tiny town by almost any standard, and we wandered the streets without running into a crowd of any kind, anywhere. Suzan and Dan are in Costa Rica on a scouting trip for International Living. You can read all about their trip in an upcoming issue of International Living magazine. Learn more about Costa Rica and other countries in our daily postcard e-letter. Sign up for IL's free daily postcard here: http://www1.internationalliving.com/sem/country/costa-rica/youtube/gen-org.html and we'll send you a FREE REPORT - Why Are Americans Still Flocking to Costa Rica.
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Please vote for me in this contest for an expenses paid test-drive of a dream retirement in Panama. I am a recovered Chicago (second City), Santa Fe (the City Different), California Dreamer. I have been on the road for the last seven months: Cape Verde, Africa, Brasilia, Colombia and I had planned to stop in Costa Rica and Panama anyway and will do 3 Dances of Universal Peace Retreats. The contest is with International Living Magazine and will give the most voted for video a month in Panama, plus $1500 plus airfare for two...except I will probably already be in the neighborhood. The idea is to report on retirement destinations in Panama. My video was a last minute submission deadline Monday midnight. The video is not so much about me or retirement but promoting and telling the non Latin world about Argentinian, Facundo Cabral's song: " I'm not from here....No soy de aqui..". Oh would that we were more tied to each other, regardless of where we are from. Less tied to country and nationality and meaningless (but contentious) borders. Cabral sings of the universal, of the simple human joys of experiencing life and relationships regardless of our "documents", regardless of whether we are "official or unofficial", "documented or undocmented", regardless of whether we have "papers", an implanted chip, dog tags or a national ID, or multiple passports. A vote for me is a vote for my Estonian, German, American, Afro-Brazilian, Hispanic triadic, triune, tri-cerebral, whole-brained, holistic, holographic perspective and worldview.
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Great Property Deals in Latin America - International Living Get your free report on Latin America here: http://www1.internationalliving.com/sem/country/latin-america/youtube/gen-org.php International Living editor Dan Prescher reports from Boca Chica, Panama with your weekly wrap-up of International Living postcards for the week ending April 2. March 28 -- Roving South American Editor Lee Harrison writes in from Colombia to say that, if he had to pick just one city for year-round living there, he'd have to recommend Medellín. Despite the old stereotypes, Lee says today's Medellín is modern and cosmopolitan...clean and safe. And it's also a great buy right now, like high-end condos in good neighborhoods starting at just $80,000, and large luxury penthouses going for under $150,000. Find out more about this Medellin in Lee's March 28 postcard. http://internationalliving.com/2011/10/colonial-property-bargains-in-latin-america/ March 29 -- Kent Zimmerman shares the benefit of his extensive expat experience -- including a lot of time in one of the highest-rated expat havens in the world, Cuenca, Ecuador -- with some hard-won advice on eight mistakes to avoid when you move overseas. One mistake to avoid... don't assume that your first move will be your last... but you may be surprised by the reason. Find out why, and find out how to avoid the rest of the mistakes on Kent's list, in his March 29 postcard. March 30 -- Ronan McMahon of Pathfinder Real Estate writes in from Costa Rica's Talamanca mountains, where you get magnificent views of the Caribbean and the surrounding mountains and valleys. He says the finest real estate project in the region is a diverse site, with virgin rainforest, five rivers, two waterfalls, and gently rolling hills. Not to mention lots that range in size up to almost 2.5 acres but can be had for just $52,000... Ronan tells you how in his March 30 postcard. March 31 -- Pathfinder Real Estate's Margaret Summerfield writes in from what she calls the jewel in Nicagragua's crown... the little city of Granada. It's a beautiful, bewitching place, says Margaret, and if your dream of an overseas property involves an old colonial home, you'll get more for your money in Granada. For example, a very spacious one-bed, one-bath home with beautiful tile floors, high ceilings, and an internal courtyard garden, just three blocks from the central park -- furniture and appliances included -- listing at just $170,000. April 1 -- It was April Fool's day, but IL's financial expert Chris Hunter wasn't fooling when he said that losing money hurts... no fun at all. And if you're losing it because you're overexposed to the U.S. dollar, it's particularly painful... but Chris know the three best "anti-dollar" currencies to own right now... currencies that can diversify you out of your pain. Find out what they are in Chris' April 1 postcard. April 2 -- International Living Magazine editor Eoin Bassett asks what if you could collect your paycheck from the beach? Or from the terrace of a café in Rome? Or both? What if you could spend six months living la dolce vita and the rest of the year working on your tan? Eoin says you don't have to go to an office in the U.S. or Canada to maintain a respectable and well-paid career. With modern technology you can make a living from anywhere in the world. And in the April issue of International Living magazine, we show you how. Find out what else is waiting for you in the April issue of International Living magazine. Sign up for all these postcards and more for free here: http://www1.internationalliving.com/sem/country/latin-america/youtube/gen-org.php and don't forget to visit the International Living Facebook page.
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Nosara, Costa Rica--$35,000 For Lots A Mile From This Beach - International Living Get your free report on Costa Rica here: http://www1.internationalliving.com/sem/country/costa-rica/youtube/gen-org.html This video shows International Living editor Suzan Haskins on the beach in the south end of Playa Pelada, located in Nosara along the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica's Nicoya Peninsula. Suzan and Dan are in Costa Rica on a scouting trip for International Living. Before this video was shot, Suzan says they had just been to see some lots about a mile from here that were selling for $35,000. You can read all about their trip in an upcoming issue of International Living magazine. http://internationalliving.com/2012/03/sun-sea-and-yoga-in-nosara-costa-rica/ In the video, Suzan says "north" but she means "south" when she's talking about this stretch of Playa Pelada, but it's just as beautiful as the northern playa. The surfing is comparatively better down the beach at Playa Guiones, but if you're not a surfer, Playas Peladas fits the beach bill perfectly. Learn more about Costa Rica and other countries in our daily postcard e-letter. Sign up for IL's free daily postcard here http://www1.internationalliving.com/sem/country/costa-rica/youtube/gen-org.html and we'll send you a FREE REPORT - Why Are Americans Still Flocking to Costa Rica.
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Grecia, Costa Rica: Shopping Like a Local at a Farmers' Market - International Living http://internationalliving.com/2012/06/costa-rica-video-save-your-dollars-by-shopping-like-a-local-at-a-feria/ In the video below, Internationalliving.com Costa Rica Correspondent Jason Holland shows us his local Feria in Grecia, a small town in the Central Valley of Costa Rica located about an hour northwest of the capital, San Jose. A great way to cut down on your cost of living in Costa Rica is to go to the Feria, the weekly farmers' market, for fresh fruits and vegetables. In the U.S., this healthy habit can cost a fortune. But by shopping like the locals you can spend 50% less (or save even more) and get your produce straight off the farmer's truck. http://internationalliving.com/2012/03/costa-ricas-hidden-qualities/ Here's just a small sample of what you'll find... Avocados at four for $2. Tomatoes for 75 cents per kilo (2.2 pounds). Pineapples for $1 or less. Heads of lettuce just 75 cents - $1 for premium varieities. Mangoes -- 3 kilos (6 ½ pounds) for $2. Three large cucumbers for just $1.25. Plus, you can buy passion fruit, guanabana and other tropical fruit you don't see much in the States. Ferias can be found in towns across Costa Rica. They also sell meat, cheese, fish, herbs, eggs, fresh bread, and honey—if it's fresh, it's at the Feria. And it's cheap. I spend around $30 to $35 a week to fill the fridge for me and my family. I love making guacamole with the fresh ingredients I pick. With the cheap avocadoes, tomatoes, limes, and cilantro, I can whip up a batch for a couple of bucks. And, of course, with all that tropical fruit, smoothies with papaya, strawberries, blackberries, bananas, mango, and more are a must every morning. Going to the Feria is an experience. Farmers brag about their produce and hand out samples. Hawkers shout out the daily deals. And there's often a local music group playing. Learn more about Costa Rica and other countries in our daily postcard e-letter. Sign up here for our free daily postcards: http://www1.internationalliving.com/sem/country/costa-rica/youtube/gen-org.html and we'll send you a FREE REPORT - Why Are Americans Still Flocking to Costa Rica.
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Cost of Living in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico - International Living Get your free report on Mexico here: http://www1.internationalliving.com/sem/country/mexico/youtube/gen-org.html Internationalliving.com editor Glynna Prentice discusses the cost of living in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. San Miguel de Allende is one of Mexico's prettiest colonial towns and an expat favorite. But it doesn't have to be expensive. You can find properties there now starting at about $150,000, and enjoy San Miguel's vibrant atmosphere and many amenities. And your cost of living in San Miguel will be low, too. In San Miguel de Allende you can rent a two-bedroom apartment with one or two bathrooms for about $400 a week. Day-to-day living expenses are about 30% to 40% less than you'd pay in a supermarket back home and fresh fruit and vegetables are a lot cheaper. http://internationalliving.com/2011/06/a-great-and-affordable-lifestyle-in-san-miguel-de-allende-mexico/ Make sure to visit the Tuesday market, where you can find anything from snacks to bicycle parts. Or shop for crafts at the Mercado de Artesanías or dozens of other shops that line the cobbled streets of San Miguel. Eating out at a restaurant will cost you a few dollars for breakfast. And the menu of the day for lunch costs about $10 to $15. There are sound reasons to live in San Miguel de Allende—rich culture, friendly population, and a delightful climate, though it can get a bit chilly in winter. Quite simply, it is one of the loveliest small cities in Mexico. Learn more about Mexico and other countries in our daily postcard e-letter. Sign up for IL's free daily postcard here: http://www1.internationalliving.com/sem/country/mexico/youtube/gen-org.html and we'll send you a FREE REPORT: Why Millions of Americans Are Moving to Mexico.
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Living in Grecia, Costa Rica - International Living International Living Costa Rica correspondent, Jason Holland shows footage of his beautiful rental home in Grecia, Costa Rica. Just like any desirable retirement destination, you can find luxury in Costa Rica when it comes to where you live. But there is plenty of opportunity for regular folks to find their own slice of heaven. Hilltop homes with views of the Central Valley - for as little as $145,000 you can buy a comfortable three-bedroom home here. Or try renting across the street for just $400 or $500 a month. Tico-style homes can be had for $90,000 or less. It's the same story on the Pacific and Caribbean coasts in Costa Rica. http://internationalliving.com/2010/05/why-do-so-many-expats-live-in-this-part-of-costa-rica/ Jason showcases his home, located about five minutes outside the town of Grecia in the Central Valley, as well as a two-bedroom down the street that enjoys the same privacy and quiet, natural surroundings -- at half the price. Grecia, population 16,000, is an hour north of San Jose, and just 20 minutes from the country's main international airport. With a weekly farmer's market for low-priced fruits and vegetables, many department stores, access to good medical and dental services, and several great quality -- and cheap -- restaurants (including a top-notch steakhouse), Grecia is a very comfortable town. Learn more about Costa Rica and other countries in International Living's daily postcard e-letter. Sign up here: http://www1.internationalliving.com/sem/country/costa-rica/youtube/gen-org.html and we'll send you a FREE REPORT - Why Are Americans Still Flocking to Costa Rica. This special guide covers covers real estate, retirement and more in Costa Rica and is yours free when you sign up for our IL postcards.
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Want to Retire in Costa Rica? Get Your Free Guide Now - International Living International Living's Costa Rica Correspondent Jason Holland explains why Costa Rica is the ideal place to retire and how to get a FREE Report on Costa Rica. Simply click here: http://www1.internationalliving.com/sem/country/costa-rica/youtube/ppc/retire-lp.html More than 20,000 U.S. expatriates live in Costa Rica, many of them as retirees. That's because Costa Rica has one of the highest standards of living in Central America. Costa Rica may truly have it all: a year-round tropical climate, modern cities, Caribbean beaches, Pacific coastline, rain forests, lush valleys, and mountains. http://internationalliving.com/countries/costa-rica/retire/ If you're ready for la pura vida, "the pure life," you might want to consider retiring in Costa Rica. International Living™ has produced a comprehensive report on Costa Rica that explores its geography, economy & lifestyle. Everything you need to know about Costa Rica, whether you are interested in Living, Working, Visiting, Buying Real Estate or Retiring in Costa Rica...or just want to learn more about the country. Included in the FREE COSTA RICA REPORT: *Costa Rica map & the best areas for the potential expat. *Costa Rica Retirement visa, residency requirements & embassy information. *The secret to buying a $65,000 retirement home in Costa Rica. *Costa Rica healthcare. *Cost of living examples. *Expat contacts. *Tips on visiting Costa Rica. *The langauges spoken. *Advice for foreigners buying property. *Costa Rica's economy. *And much more! Simply click here http://www1.internationalliving.com/sem/country/costa-rica/youtube/ppc/retire-lp.html to receive the Free Report. You'll also receive a free subscription to our International Living™ Postcards - a daily e-letter that explores living, traveling and investing in Costa Rica and other exciting countries around the world. (We value your privacy. We will not share your email address with anyone else, period). International Living™ has been a leading resource for living, traveling, and investing overseas since 1979! Let Our Readers Tell You "Your newsletter and information are really extraordinary." - Chris M. "The amount of research you put into this [publication] each and every month blows my mind.Keep up the good work!" - Jeff L. You have the best, most easy to understand, most comprehensive information. I had spent dozens of hours doing research, but when I found your site, I knew what I needed after a couple of hours." - Sharon H. Get your FREE Costa Rica publication here http://www1.internationalliving.com/sem/country/costa-rica/youtube/ppc/retire-lp.html
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Recording this video for the International Living Ecuador retirement contest has brought us closer together and more determined to explore Ecuador as a prime candidate for our retirement. We've enjoyed "meeting" so many other retirement dreamers and hearing their stories.
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Panama: Perfect For Retirees, Entrepreneurs and Young Families Alike - International Living Panama: Perfect For Retirees, Entrepreneurs and Young Families Alike Get your free report on Panama here: http://www1.internationalliving.com/sem/country/panama/youtube/gen-org.html Dan Prescher reports from Costa Rica with your weekly wrap-up of International Living postcards for the week ending February 5. IL's European editor, Steenie Harvey sends a chill down your spine with tales of Corsican dream hunters. She's investigating the nooks and crannies of Maison Borgetti, a stone house once owned by a Corsican revolutionary and now a B&B in the village of Talasani. Dream hunters aren't the only denizens of the dark that Steenie heard tales of in Talasani... she reveals more in her January 31 postcard. http://internationalliving.com/countries/panama/ IL's Panama editor, Jessica Ramesch says that, with easy access to the freshest produce and seafood in Panama, it's no wonder many expats claim their health has improved after moving to Boquete, Panama. Throw in nearby thermal springs, waterfalls, horse stables, rafting rapids and the pristine beaches of Boca Chica and Boca Brava Island, and you have a recipe for a life that, as Jessica says, is good for the soul and good for your health. There's even more to Boquete -- read all about it in Jessica's postcard. International Living magazine editor Eoin Bassett teases us with sample stories from the February issue... like the Steenie Harvey's story on the dramatic, unspoiled, sensual, island she found anchored 100 miles south of the Côte d'Azur, It's a mystery to most North Americans, and it's just one of the hidden gems turned up by Eoin in the February issue of International Living magazine. There are many more... Eoin will tell you what they are in his postcard. Jessica Ramesch is back with the tale of what she says could be one of Panama's most popular destinations for expats on the prowl for business opportunities. That's right... Panama City isn't the only place that offers high-speed Internet, big malls and shops, and excellent hospitals. If you prefer a smaller, quieter town—but still crave modern amenities—check out Jessica's February 3 postcard. IL financial editor, Chris Hunter reveals the truth behind the recent riots in Tunisia and Egypt. The mainstream media seems to view them as purely political, but Chris says that behind the headlines lies a shocking truth. One that has huge implications for emerging market investors. Chris not only tells you what it is, but how to play the situation, in his postcard. Jessica Ramesch shares the story of Susan and Denis Roussel, who came to Gorgon Beach, Panama from Canada, with their two sons. The Roussel's wanted to get away from winter weather for a while. They not only settle into the Gorgona's tropical weather, the also lowered their cost of living 50%. Find out how they did it in Jessica's February 6 postcard and watch the video interview Jessica did with the Roussels. That's it from me for this week. Sign up for all these postcards and more for free here: http://www1.internationalliving.com/sem/country/panama/youtube/gen-org.html and don't forget to visit the International Living Facebook page.
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Postcard Review - International Living Hi, I'm Dan Prescher, Special Projects editor for Internationalliving.com. It's Friday, April 30, and welcome to this week's rundown of International Living postcards. All the postcards I'm about to mention are available for you to read for free at www.internationalliving.com. Let's get started. On Monday, April 26, the executive director of Pathfinder Real Estate, Ronan McMahon, introduced us to Brazil's next big investment play. In his Monday postcard Ronan points out that Brazil is energy independent, makes its own planes, trains, and automobiles, is one of the worlds largest food producers, and is politically stable. For Ronan, that all adds up to a good investment environment, and he especially likes one real estate play in Northeast Brazil with rentals yields that he says could throw off more income than stocks. On Tuesday, April 27, we ran an International Living postcard that I sent in from Kobbe Beach at the Playa Bonita Resort, just across the Bridge of the Americas and Panama Canal from Panama City, Panama. I wasn't on vacation... I was MCing our biggest Live & Invest in Panama conference to date, and right across the road from us was the former Howard Air Force Base, on of the biggest U.S. military installations from the old canal days. The news here is that Howard is about to become a city unto itself... The government of Panama is working with London & Regional Panama Development Corporation for the next 40 years to create what they call a dynamic business center and residential Mecca named Panama Pacifico. That's a project with legs, and for anyone looking to live, work, or invest in one of Central America's most stable and prosperous countries, it's full of opportunities. Some people call the mysterious Simon Black the "freest man in the world". He calls himself the Sovereign Man, and on Wednesday, April 28, he sent in an International Living postcard about Boquete, the little mountain town with big ambitions in the highlands of Panama's Chiriqui province. Chiriqui is as far west in Panama as you can go without being in Costa Rica, and it has an identity all its own. The locals even call the place the Chiriqui Republic, and Simon gives us some of the reasons why Boquete is one of the most popular expat destinations in the Panama. http://internationalliving.com/2011/11/why-these-retirees-are-happy-in-boquete-panama/ Jessica Ramesch, a Panama native and International Living's eyes and ears on the ground there, sent in a puzzler for her Thursday, April 29 postcard. She challenged readers to guess the location of a beautiful tropical island just from the picture at the top of the postcard. Waving palms, sugary sand, blue water... it could be mistaken for an island paradise in the South Pacific or Caribbean, but you'll be surprised to find out where it really is... and what makes it special. Ronan McMahon returned on Friday, April 30 with an update of his take on the Panama City condo market during the last several years.Three years ago, he saw the anomalies at work. A unit he had bought pre-construction for $1,200 per square meter was valued at $2,100. Next door, the same developer was selling pre-construction units in an identical new development for $3,000 per square meter. It just didnt make sense.So, Ronan soldwalking away from big short-term rental yields. He also stopped recommending Panama City pre-construction deals at that time.But as Ronan explains, the time to pick up new deals in this market could be just around the corner. On Saturday, May 1, our publisher, Bill Boner, introduced the May edition of International Living magazine, an edition that marks our 30th anniversary. To celebrate, the May issue is packed with packed with opportunities for fund, pleasure, financial security, and profit. Some may say the U.S. is a sinking ship, but in the May issue we report on where youll find the best lifeboat. That's it for our wrap-up this week. To read complete editions of the postcards I just mentioned for free, just go to www.internationalliving.com and click on IL postcards. Remember, Internationalliving is all one word with two L's in the middle... www.internationalliving.com. Thanks, and see you next week.
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Helping You Retire Overseas - International Living http://internationalliving.com/new-to-il-start-here/ Dan Prescher is Special Projects Editor for internationalliving.com. Here he talks about how International Living can help you move overseas. Dan and his wife, Suzan Haskins, left Omaha, Nebraska and moved abroad back in 2001. They've been overseas for ten years now in some of Latin America's most beautiful and affordable spots, and they've learned a lot from their experiences. They now live in a place where the weather is literally perfect, 75 during the day, 55 at night, all year around. Their utility bills... water, gas, electricity, everything... amount to less than $40 per month. Fruit and vegetables and meat come straight off the farm... and they can fill two shopping bags for $20. Their health care is what health care used to be in the U.S. back before the days of HMOs and skyrocketing insurance costs... and they pay half what they'd pay in the U.S. for the same quality service. Recently, they got rid of our car... the public transportation where they live is cheap and plentiful, and they just don't need to pay for all that gas, insurance, and maintenance any more. And best of all, the air is pure and the water is clean, and they get all the exercise they need and then some simply walking around town each day. http://internationalliving.com/2010/02/retire-overseas-2/ InternationalLiving.com can help you move overseas and live a the life you have always dreamed of. Here Dan gives you a rundown of some of the things available to you at www.internationalliving.com. You're going to find everything you need to begin thinking about your journey... articles on destinations we recommend, videos from some of those locales, links to interview with others who've already made the move before you, and other resources that cover just about every aspect of taking those first, important steps toward a new, improved life overseas. See here for more information: http://internationalliving.com/new-to-il-start-here/
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Attracted by the tropical climate; low cost of living; top-notch, affordable medical care; bargain real estate; and natural beauty, it’s no wonder that North Americans have been flocking to Costa Rica for decades. While a standout in the region with a steadily growing economy, Costa Rica still maintains its own rich culture and distinct way of life. These are just some of the reasons Costa Rica is our number one retirement haven for 2018. Learn more about Costa Rica as our winner here https://internationalliving.com/costa-rica-the-worlds-best-retirement-haven-2018/
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IL Thailand Correspondent, Michael Cullen, talks to you about the best time to visit Thailand. Retiring overseas has never been easier or more affordable. If you're interested in living better for less overseas, then why not subscribe to International Living Australia magazine now by following this link (https://pro.ilaustralia.com/m/1003467) and you’ll get all the insider information on the best places for Aussies to retire overseas. Michael is part of our extensive network of far-flung correspondents that work tirelessly to uncover the inside track on expat life. They spend their days getting the lowdown on the best places to live, eat, visit, meet like-minded expats and enjoy a luxury lifestyle…and for a fraction of the average cost of retirement in Australia. And, in each monthly issue they share that insider know-how exclusively with IL Australia magazine readers. You can learn more about retiring in Thailand right here: https://internationalliving.com/au/countries/thailand/. Or you can learn more about Michael and our other contributors here: https://internationalliving.com/au/meet-the-international-living-australia-team/. If you’re someone that wants more from life…for less, if you’re looking for some adventure or simply want the best retirement possible, then take action by subscribing today by clicking here (https://pro.ilaustralia.com/m/1003467) and let us help you achieve your retirement dreams. For nearly four decades, International Living has been showing people just like you the opportunities overseas for a better life at a lower cost. Subscribe to IL Australia magazine here and find out more about retiring overseas in countries such as Malaysia, Cambodia, Vietnam, Italy, France, Spain and Portugal. If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to contact us. You can find us on Facebook www.facebook.com/InternationalLivingAustralia. And you can also find us on twitter https://twitter.com/inlivingau. Or you can visit our website https://internationalliving.com/au/.
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IL Free Daily Postcard Wrap Up - International Living Get your free report on Panama here: http://www1.internationalliving.com/sem/country/panama/youtube/gen-org.html Dan Prescher reports from Ecuador with your weekly wrap-up of International Living postcards for the week ending March 5. Ever had the itch to travel but found that household bills meant you had to put your vacation plans on hold? In his postcard on March 1, Darius Fisher says he has a way to pay for that well-deserved break upfront and still cover the cost of mortgage payments or rent back home. He knows someone who used an online marketplace website to rent her apartment during her trip to Mexico, and Darius says you can do it, too. Find out how in his postcard. International Living magazine editor Eoin Bassett gives us an inside look at one of the stories in the March issue of IL magazine—Jessica Ramesch, IL's Panama editor, reveals her favorite Panama City neighborhoods—the ones most worthy of your attention... especially if you're dreaming of an airy, spacious condo with big picture windows and a balcony overlooking the sea. That's just the tip of the iceberg... Eoin gives you the rundown of what else you'll read in the IL magazine this month in his postcard. http://internationalliving.com/2010/10/top-five-places-to-meet-expats-in-panama-city/ Jessica Ramesch is back with a look outside Panama's busy capital, where you can find a largely undiscovered paradise overlooking the Pacific. Anyone looking to live in Panama on next to nothing can find homes for as little as $35,000 here. It's a little rough, a little isolated... and that's exactly what some folks are looking for. If you're looking for a bit of Panama's tropical paradise at rock-bottom prices, Jessica will tell you exactly where to look in her March 3 postcard. Margaret Summerfield of Pathfinder Real Estate lives in what she feels is the Panama City neighborhood with the most lifestyle and investment potential... the historic Casco Viejo area. She says this little peninsula of land is packed with historic buildings, and she loves the regular music and art festivals and the fact that it feels like a real neighborhood. She also has three important property buying tips that will help you make the right deal if Casco Viejo appeals to you. Our man in South America, Lee Harrison, writes in with a postcard from Salta, Argentina. He says this Andean mountain town retains its Spanish colonial character without sacrificing high-grade infrastructure like drinkable water right out of the tap. It also has a symphony, art museum, theater... all the cultural amenities you could want... yet you can live here on a fraction of what it costs in Buenos Aires (you could buy a comfortable apartment in downtown Salta for less than $75,000, for example). Lee tells you more about this affordable Andean getaway in his March 5 postcard. That's it from me for this week. Sign up for all these postcards and more for free here: http://www1.internationalliving.com/sem/country/panama/youtube/gen-org.html and don't forget to visit the International Living Facebook page.
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Pam and Fred Gilberd want to win a dream test drive retirement overseas with International Living.
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Salta: Argentina's Best Preserved Colonial City - International Living Get your FREE report on Latin America here: http://www1.internationalliving.com/sem/country/latin-america/youtube/gen-org.php See the video from International Living editor Lee Harrison of the colonial city of Salta as seen from the final hill on Argentina's scenic Route Nine. The footage shows the valley spreading out for miles into the distance. Salta is widely-known as Argentina's best-preserved colonial city. http://internationalliving.com/2011/03/salta-argentina-a-colonial-city-with-small-town-appeal/ Unlike faraway Buenos Aires, Salta in many ways resembles other Spanish Colonial cities found in the Andes, with its food, customs and ethnic mix. But unlike most of these cities, it boasts a high-grade infrastructure (with drinkable water), and a state of cleanliness and preservation that's hard to find. You can read Lee's full report on Salta in the upcoming March issue of International Living magazine (www.internationalliving.com). Get your FREE report on Latin America here: http://www1.internationalliving.com/sem/country/latin-america/youtube/gen-org.php
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International Living magazine is having a "Win Your Dream Retirement Overseas" contest with the first prize being a test drive retirement in Granada, Nicaragua! This is our entry.
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Why I Moved to Uruguay - International Living http://internationalliving.com/2013/07/why-i-moved-to-uruguay/ It was probably just a matter of time before it happened to me. Real estate agents who take a vacation after going too long without one can get carried away. They may return with a tattoo, a vision-quest name, or a new mate they met at a blackjack table. Me? I returned telling everyone I was moving to the South American country of Uruguay. I initially went from Washington State, where I lived, for a long needed getaway and to investigate the potential for real estate referrals and investment. But while I was in Uruguay I experienced some unexpected surprises. Like in Montevideo, Uruguay's capital. It has Spanish influences and native traditions—as I expected to find in a Latin America city. But it also has neoclassic architecture and strong Italian influences, which I didn't expect. Uruguayans meet for pizza, greet each other with a kiss on the cheek, and speak Spanish with an Italian-like intonation. There is even opera. Uruguay's southern coast is dotted with beach towns that fill up with vacationers in the summer. I spent time in Punta del Este, the largest beach resort in Uruguay. Punta del Este is like a buffet of things I like. There is natural beauty, surfing, great places to run and cycle, and interesting people to meet. It has a relaxed elegance that reminds me of Santa Barbara. Read more here and get a free report on Uruguay: http://internationalliving.com/countries/uruguay/
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