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Kayaks at Corozal Bay seashore, Belize.

Discover Different Places To Live Well In Northern Belize

Northern Belize—Where Wholesome Heartland Meets Tropical Caribbean Our Belize Correspondent Con Murphy wrote a great Overseas Living Letter issue on Northern Belize lately, and I got swept away in his description of the towns in this region. It’s the closest I’ve gotten to touring a new region in quite some time—and I’d

Mexico City, Mexico, Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe with Mexico City skyline in the background.

Mexico City Sheds Its Reputation To Reveal A True Expat Haven

You Don’t Have To Be Rich To Live It Up In Mexico City Because so much of the draw of Mexico for foreigners is surf and sand, you don’t hear as much about interior parts of the country. But there is so much more to Mexico than just the coastline… Our correspondent, Patrick Little, spent…

Bandstand, Cathedral at Plaza de Armas, Durango, Mexico.

Introducing Durango: Bargain Real Estate In Authentic Mexico

This Place Is As Close As It Gets To “The Real Mexico” As our staff prepares for our virtual Live and Invest in Mexico Conference (and it snows here in Paris), I can’t help but be a little distracted by the thought of the warm sunshine and swaying palm trees… It’s been a few years since I…

Vegetable garden.

Why I Decided To Retire To Carmelita Gardens, Belize

How Dianne Found Her Simple And Self-Sufficient Paradise Overseas One of the interesting byproducts of the coronavirus era has been a new, global appreciation for self-sufficiency… People who had never lifted a whisk learned to bake their own bread… those without backyards figured out how to plant food, even if just some herbs… salon junkies…

White beach on beautiful Belize.

Living A Whole New Life In Belize

Potluck Dinners, Darts, And Dancing—One Expat Couple’s Trial Run In Belize It’s gray, dark, and rainy here in Paris… and it’s unlikely to change much over the next couple of months. It’s around this time of year that I’d usually try to organize a trip to someplace sunny. In fact, every January we hold our…

Senior couple at the lake having a picnic.

How You Can Plan A Move Overseas In Today’s “New Normal”

What Does 2021 Have In Store For You? I love the feeling that comes once Christmas has run its course… After all the gluttony and indulgence, the natural inclination come January is to swing toward austerity. Most of the world tries to give up some bad habit in the New Year… or to begin some…

Happy family with suitcases in the airport.

Moving Overseas Will Affect Your Family But It Can Be For The Better

How Will A Move Overseas Affect Your Family? As I celebrated my daughter’s first holiday season, the idea of legacy was strong in my mind. As all new parents do, I became nostalgic for my own childhood holiday traditions as I thought about the celebrations upcoming for her. And I thought about how different my…

Caye Marine Reserve in the near of the southwater caye, Belize.

The Best Way To Decide If Moving To Belize Is Right For You

A Land Of Adventure, Promise, And Quirky Placenames My first memory of travel is of my visit to Belize at about 5 years old. I had been out of the country just once before, and this visit to Belize was to be the first trip that imprinted itself on my memory. The snapshots are vague…

Christmas decorations in Alsace, France.

How To Celebrate A Traditional Christmas In France

Got The Stamina For A Traditional French Christmas? Paris has been alit since Nov. 24, give or take a few days depending on the quartier. The city’s Christmas streetlights bring a familiar cheer to strange times. It’s not the same this year as in years past, but there’s a festive feeling in the air despite lockdowns…

Cayo Zapatilla in Bocas del Toro province of Panama.

Why Bocas Del Toro Provides Panama’s Best Coastal Caribbean Living

The Other Side Of The Isthmus I lived in Panama City, on the country’s southern, Pacific Coast. My experience living in the Hub of the Americas is, therefore, somewhat limited. Sure, I visited the northern, Caribbean Coast… but it may as well have been a world away. I’ve holidayed in Bocas del Toro, arguably the…