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Beautiful caribbean sight with turquoise water in Caye Caulker Belize

Escape, Adventure, And Security

I’ve participated in Live And Invest Overseas’ annual Belize conferences for years. In recent years, one common theme has been clear and strong among attendees. Those who’ve joined us in Belize City for these events in recent years have made the trip as part of a big-picture agenda to take back control of their lives.…
Lonely backroad in the Cayo District of Belize near Mennonite settlement of Spanish Colony

A Stress-Free Zone

In the Cayo District of Belize, the burdens, stresses, and concerns of the rest of the world feel far away and unimportant… “We watch the news each evening, and we know what’s going on in the rest of the world… But we choose a different reality,” says long-time Belize expat Mick Fleming. It doesn’t take long…

Summer vacation on a tropical island with beautiful beach and palm trees

You Have 3 Options…

I don’t need to remind you of the challenges of our age. Cable news has got that beat covered. And in any case, I’m about finding opportunity (because I believe it can always be found) and organizing your life so you can enjoy what the world has to offer, even if you have to make…

History, Culture, And Convenience

Having just released our 2024 Overseas Retirement Index, we’re eager to be able to share some of the newcomers to this year’s list… Portugal is our long-reigning queen, having dominated the top or runner-up spots for about a decade now, and this year was no different. It’s hard to knock a country with so much…
View of the Acropolis from the Plaka, Athens, Greece

Portugal, Greece, Spain, And Beyond…

Last week we launched our much-awaited Overseas Retirement Index for 2024. In it, we revealed the top 13 places to retire overseas this year, from Latin America, to Asia, to Europe. Looking for an old-world retirement, rich with history, café lunches, wine on the terrace, and the kind of laid-back, cultured lifestyle that only Europe…
Panoramic view of skyline of Panama City downtown and financial center.

From Canada To Panama: Our Expat Story

Rachel and Sacha are happy new residents of Panama City, Panama. They decided to relocate during the pandemic and finally arrived here in October of 2022. After enduring two long, cold winters under COVID-related curfews in Montreal, Canada, they knew they wanted to head for sunnier climes... ideally before a third pandemic winter could settle…
Bacalar Lake at caribbean. Quintana Roo Mexico, Riviera Maya

Belize, Panama, Mexico, And Beyond…

In just a few days, we’ll be releasing our latest annual Overseas Retirement Index—this hugely anticipated report is the climax of everything we do all year long. Dozens of contributors spend the entire year scouting, experiencing, comparing, and reporting on the best places in the world to retire, and we bring all of that to…
Happy couple relaxing on the beach

Making The Most Of 2024

All the calendar days of a new year in front of us… Each one begging to be filled with discovery. I’d say that this world of ours is a pretty great place to be. I make the point in case you’re worried the opposite is true. In this age of 24/7 real-time news, it can…
Tropical Christmas

A Day For Goodwill And Good Cheer

Merry Christmas! Wherever we find ourselves in the world, no matter how the day is celebrated locally, Christmas is a day for goodwill and good cheer… and perhaps some good rum, if you’re south of the border! Here are some of my favorite ways to celebrate Christmas in some of our favorite countries around the…
Ambergris Caye Beach, Belize

Following The Path Of Progress On This Charming Caribbean Island

When you come to Belize, pay no mind to Belize City. This is the Calcutta of the Caribbean, the city a friend says he’s going to put on the cover of the “World’s Worst Cities” coffee table book he’s threatening to publish. Belize City isn’t Belize. It’s just the place where the country’s one and…
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