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Beach and townscape of Blanes, coastal resort town on Costa Brava in Catalonia, Spain.

The Pros Of Renting Overseas

Why You Should Rent Before You Buy (Sometimes) Last week we offered some insights into how to purchase real estate overseas and explained that when it comes to foreign property, there can be two conflicting agendas: personal use versus a straight-up investment buy. If you’re buying for investment, then the decision to buy is simple;…

Amazing sandy beach in Tamariu seaside town, Costa Brava, Spain.

Comparing The Top Countries To Retire

Our Top Retirement Havens Face Off It might be easy to get on board with the idea of retiring overseas… But it’s not as easy to figure out where in the world you’d like to do it. Most people, faced with this tough question, make comparisons to help narrow things down. One of the most…

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Canggu: Exploring Bali, The Most Popular Island In Indonesia

Canggu—A Nebulous Neighborhood In Bali’s Sweet Spot Offering an eclectic combination of modern lifestyle and traditional culture with visible vestiges of both is Canggu (pronounced CHAN-goo), an up-and-coming neighborhood on Indonesia’s most popular island—Bali. A few decades ago, Canggu was nothing more than scattered villages, a few rice paddies, and long expanses of black-sand beach.…

Morning on Lamai beach, Koh Samui, Thailand.

The Asia Virtual Conference Experts Who Will Help You Retire In Asia

Sneak Peek: Look Who’s Joining Our Virtual Room Next Week… Next week begins our first-ever Live and Invest in Asia Virtual Conference and our events team is working full steam ahead to prepare all the experts and expats we’ve invited to join us for this three-day event. We’re all especially excited for this virtual event,…

Contadora Island in Panama.

Contadora Island: A Tranquil Beach Getaway In Panama’s Pearl Islands

A Pacific Island Escape—With Property Prices From The 1970s This past weekend I received lots of photos from my mother, busy on the ground in Panama. She’s been out at our family development, Los Islotes, for a few weeks now, and she’s been making improvements and sending me updates. When the last lockdown was announced…

Almaciga, Taganana Coast, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain.

How Traveling As A Single Woman Is Possible And Liberating: Silvia’s Nomadic Lifestyle

Silvia’s Story—From Empty-Nester To Relentless Nomad Silvia Hagge, originally from Argentina, was bitten by the wanderlust bug at the precocious age of 13. She organized her early life around travel—her only goal was to see the world. When she started a family, though, they all settled down in Singapore… where she stayed for 25 years.…

Porto, Portugal cityscape on the Douro River.

The Ultimate Portugal Info In Our 2021 Portugal Virtual Conference

Pining For Portugal… Today is my birthday. The fact that our annual Live and Invest in Portugal event is happening the same week—as it did when I first visited Portugal two years ago—has me feeling a little melancholy… Thinking back to that trip… back to pre-COVID days, back to travel, back to beaches, back to

Wat Phra Nang Sang Temple in Phuket Province, Thailand.

Why You Should Go To Phuket, Thailand

Phuket Charmed Me—But Is It For You? I have to admit that I feel like a pretty well-traveled person… until I meet someone who has spent time in Asia. And then I

The village Ferragudo in the Algarve Portugal.

How One Couple Discovered A Great New Life In The Algarve

How One Couple Found Serenity On Portuguese Shores Alyson and Dave were caught up in the rat race and they have always loved to travel to get away from it all. They’d been to plenty of great destinations by the time they visited Portugal, but when they got to the Algarve, they just couldn’t move…

Praia do Camilo, Beach, Lagos, Algarve, Portugal.

11 Reasons Why Living In The Algarve Region Has No Match

11 Reasons This Is Our Family’s Favorite European Escape “Have you ever wondered why Portugal is at the center of the world map? “It’s because the Portuguese were the first to map the world…” When you’ve spent a 35-year career traveling and scouting destinations for