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Life In Medellín And Mexico

Life In Medellín And Mexico: Latin America’s Best Options

Are We Still In Latin America? As the crow flies, Panama City (my newly adopted home) and Medellín, Colombia—where we gathered last week for our sixth Live and Invest in Colombia Conference—are but 330 miles apart. For such relatively close neighbors, the differences are staggering. Goodbye, frantic big-city life… towering blocks of glass and steel……

Life In Medellin, Colombia

Experience The Eternal Spring: Life In Medellin, Colombia

Year-Round Spring In This “Small-Town-Friendly” Haven I’m writing from the InterContinental Medellín this week as I work on the final preparations for our Live and Invest In Colombia Conference, kicking off here on Wednesday. As well as the experts who’ll join us for this event—from real estate attorneys to health-care specialists to Spanish-language instructors—I’m looking…

Cascais Beach

You Can Retire In Cascais, Portugal, Even In Your 30’s

Meet The Underage Retiree When you hear the words “early retirement” in the United States, you probably think of someone downing tools at 60… or maybe 55. But how many people do you know who retired at 45? Or even at 30? We’re meeting more of these “underage retirees” at our conferences these days. Men…

Faro Algarve Portugal Beach Deserta Island

Why Algarve, Portugal, Is The #1 European Beach Destination

As Close As You Get To Paradise If you’ve been a reader of Live and Invest Overseas newsletters for any length of time, you’ve probably heard us say (at least a dozen times) that there is no perfect paradise. No single, one-size-fits-all retirement haven solution. We don’t mean to disappoint, of course. We call it…

The City Of Medellin, Colombia, Offers Sophisticated Living On A Budget

Property Opportunities In Medellin, Colombia

Sophisticated Living At A Much-Undervalued Price I have a quick-fire question for you… When you hear mention of “Colombia,” what’s the first thing to spring to mind? (Don’t overthink it. Just settle on the very first thing.) Was it coffee… drugs… gangs… Pablo Escobar… or beautiful women? Or—if you caught Narcos on Netflix—maybe Escobar making…

Morillo Beach shoreline in Panama

Morillo Beach On Panama’s Azuero Sunset Coast

Why You Need To Follow The Surfers If you want to find the best beaches in Central America, my advice is to follow the surfers. Not the tourist surfers… but the local guys. You don’t need to be a surfer… or care about ever stepping foot on a board. But, if you’re a lover of…

Panama City Skyline

Insights On Living In Panama: The Land That Has It All

Experiencing Life In Panama I’ll admit I knew little about Panama before I arrived in the country—and not even about that guy who faked his death in a canoe. (If you haven’t heard that one, don’t worry—I’ll share more details later.) I’d heard, of course, about the furious pace of construction in Panama City over…

Reasons For Moving Overseas

How Do You Explain Your Reasons For Moving Overseas?

What Your Well-Meaning Friends May Never Understand When friends dare to ask why you’re even entertaining this crazy notion of moving overseas, what do you tell them? Do you have a list of justifications ready to defend yourself… in the hope that it will help them understand what, in your mind, is a very logical…

Beach property in the Dominican Republic

Advice On Buying And Living In The Dominican Republic

“Why Would We Bother Going Anywhere Else?” When Bob Granger proposed to Janet, part of the “deal” was that they wouldn’t retire in the United States. He wanted to get away—and he was giving her the opportunity to come along for the ride. (She said yes.) More than a decade later, while the Grangers worked…

Beach in Dominican Republic with expats standing on the shore

Dominican Republic Expat Stories

Secrets Of The Accidental Expats Diana and Don weren’t planning an international move when personal circumstances brought them to visit the Dominican Republic 18 years ago. But the more they saw, the more they were drawn to this little country—and particularly the Samaná peninsula. As the couple stood on a mountain just outside the beach…