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Caye Caulker Island in Caribbean Sea. Belize. Caribbean sea in background

Unlocking Paradise: The Caribbean’s Best Property Value

Belize is the best property value you’ll find in the Caribbean, with properties selling for a fraction of what most other Caribbean destinations sell for. It is one of the world’s most solid investment options in this post-pandemic era, with buyers more motivated than ever to find a property overseas. The pandemic was a setback…
Barcelona, Spain to the left and Porto, Portugal to the right

Comparing The Most Popular Expat Havens In Europe

One of the best things about living in Europe, and one you’ll hear touted by all expats who come to live here, is the fact that everything is so close… Whether it’s the compact cities that make walking and biking the main mode of transport, the relatively small countries that allow you to explore your…

Globetrotting In 2024

With the end of the year in sight, thoughts turn ahead to 2024—what will the New Year hold? For our All Access Pass members, who have automatic VIP attendance to all of our 10+ various annual conferences, webinars, and events, the calendar for 2024 is an exciting jaunt around the globe, including stops in… •…
Small tropical island at Barrier Reef with paradise beach in Belize

A Caribbean Beach Lifestyle At A Bargain Price

My first trip to Belize, some 30 years ago, was organized courtesy of the Belize Tourism Authority (BTA). I was a starting-out travel writer; the BTA was looking for press. This was well pre-“Survivor,” pre-“Temptation Island.” The only people who knew this tiny country existed way back then were divers and backpackers. And Morley Safer.…
Panoramic view of Plaza de la Virgen (Square of Virgin Saint Mary) and Valencia old town

Rendez-Vous In Sunny Valencia

I arrived in sunny Valencia today to clear blue skies and perfectly warm temperatures—a nice change from chilly, gray Paris… Before our first-ever Live And Invest In Spain Conference kicks off on Wednesday, my days will be filled with meetings with local friends and colleagues… as well as tapas and maybe some sangria! My top…

The Top 7 Overseas Health Care Havens

Health care is a primary concern for anyone moving overseas and, the good news is, in some places around the world, comprehensive health insurance can be had for US$100 per month.     In some countries, the cost of medical care can be so low that it makes more sense to pay for it as you need…
Tropical Island Aerial View. Wild coastline lush exotic green jungle in Panama

7 Things I Miss About Panama

It’s been nearly five years since I packed my bags and left the tropics.  I have to admit that I was more than eager to move on from Panama... I had waited so long to get back to Paris. Plus, knowing that Panama would always be in my future, I didn’t feel overly sentimental when…
City skyline with green grass and flag flying. Blue sky and white clouds

Panama In 2023—The Truth About Life On This Isthmus

I woke up this morning, brewed a pot of Irish breakfast tea, and, as has been my custom for decades now, sat down at my laptop to write you a letter.  I want to focus your attention this week on Panama. Trouble is... I’ve been telling people about Panama for 25 years. In fact, I…
Aerial drone panoramic view of the paradise beach with sandy shore, coral spots, palm trees, color boats and blue water of Atlantic Ocean in the Caribbean

Top Picks For Affordable Living In The Caribbean

The Caribbean holds a special place in the hearts of most North Americans… those sugar-sand beaches, perfectly clear waters, the swaying palm trees…    You could say that the Caribbean represents the quintessential going overseas fantasy—who hasn’t let themselves daydream about life on an island, dozing in a hammock with an umbrella cocktail?   Pesky practicalities always…
Historic Turia Fountain (Fuente del Turia) with Neptune statue in Valencia

A Young Family Finding Their Feet In Valencia

“We agreed to move to Valencia for a year, but within a couple months of being here, we knew we’d be here at least two… maybe for good…” I was sitting in a little café across the street from the Torres de Quart, the 15th-century, one-time gates to the city, now surrounded by modern apartment…

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