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Senior couple hiking during summer

Take Your Pick: Custom-Tailor Your New Life Overseas

What Makes You Miserable? Start Your Overseas Adventure There This will be a piece of cake, I told myself as we prepared for our move from Baltimore to Waterford what now seems like a lifetime ago… How different can Ireland be from the United States? My husband, my daughter, and I, we’ll slide right into…

A white sand beach in Comporta, Portugal during sunset

Comporta, Portugal: Luxury Life For Retirees At Affordable Rates

Sizing Up The World’s Top Retirement Haven In just two weeks I’ll be headed to Portugal for our annual Live And Invest In Portugal Conference—and I’m very excited to be there for our first in-person Portugal event since pre-Covid. But before heading south to the Algarve where the conference will be held, I’ll be stopping…

Caribbean beach at the cliff in Tulum at sunset, Mexico

Big Business Opportunities In Tulum, Mexico

Mexico’s Many Faces—From Luxe Living On The Pacific To Rugged Adventure On The Riviera Maya One of Mexico’s greatest appeals for the would-be retiree and expat is the diversity of lifestyles it offers. You could live with a view of the lapping Caribbean from your bedroom window… or the crashing Pacific on your doorstep… You…

Gorgeous Salguero beach in Santa Marta, Colombia

The Colombian Caribbean’s Best Buys Are In Santa Marta

A Bargain Caribbean Lifestyle In Santa Marta, Colombia Last week in Panama I went paddle boarding with Carlos, our Colombian property manager at Los Islotes, and we naturally got around to comparing his home country to his chosen adopted country… It’s an odd comparison, though, because Panama and Colombia don’t have a ton in common……

A white sand beach in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Move To America’s Most Popular Expat Destination

From The Sparkling Caribbean To The Crashing Pacific—Mexico’s Top Options For A Life On The Beach Mexico is one of the world’s top options for beach living… Indeed, it ranks #2 (just behind Portugal) in our annual Retire Overseas Index. However, Mexico is a big country. The lifestyle options on offer are diverse. Mexico’s dramatic…

Panama Casco Antiguo

Panama Versus Paris: Reasons We Love These 2 Countries

Panama Versus Paris—Couldn’t Be More Different, But I Love Them Both My family and I returned to Panama last week after a three-year absence (thanks to Covid), and it’s wonderful to be back in our sometimes home… and it’s the first time my daughter has been able to visit. Thanks to our permanent residency, we…

Beautiful landscape with traditional boat on the sea in Phi Phi Lee region of Losama Bay in Thailand

The 14 Things That Make A Great Overseas Destination

14 Essential Things To Consider Before Choosing Your New Home Overseas Our annual Retire Overseas Index was released a few weeks ago, and this mammoth project takes our editors months to compile, but the result is a ranked list of the best retirement havens in the world… It’s got me thinking about all our top…

Panama City, Panama to the left on a sunny day and Medellin, Colombia on the right

Comparing Panama And Colombia: Living, Retiring, Investing

Panama Versus Colombia—The Truth This weekend I’ll be returning to Panama for the first time since moving away three years ago, so the Isthmus is on my mind this week. There are plenty of things I miss about life in Panama, and a few things I plan to stock up on to bring back—my favorite…

Chimera and Eiffel Tower

Will Living Abroad Make You Happy?

Falling In Love With Your New Home Overseas Today, Valentine’s Day, reminds us all, wherever in the world we are, that love is something to be celebrated. But we often forget about forms of love other than the romantic… any of us who have pets, or children, or friends—even places or inanimate objects—whom we love…

Grape vines in Viña Sicilia, Colombia

Touring Colombian Wine Country

Wine-Lover’s Dream Come True In Colombia My husband was a wine distributor when we lived in Illinois, and we spent many vacations in California’s famous wine regions, as well as other wine areas throughout the States. As a result, we acquired an extensive wine collection. Since moving to Colombia, finding good wine at reasonable prices…

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