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Why We Live Inland For The Authentic Portuguese Experience

When we talk about Portugal’s Algarve region, we usually focus on the beaches, fishing villages, and dramatic ocean views. But there’s another side to the Algarve…

Melanie (who you heard from in last week’s issue) recently interviewed her friends Mandy and Peter for our Overseas Living Letter. This British couple also chose to call the Algarve home. But, in their search for “authentic Portugal,” they’ve set up home inland.

To give you another side of the Algarve’s story, I’m sharing the interview below. Check it out…

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All You Need To Know About Portugal In Our 2019 Conference

The Safest Place For Singles?

I dropped you a note last week to let you know that we’d opened up registration for our 2019 Live and Invest in Portugal Conference (giving you a head start on the rest of the readership)…

It’s happening in April—a little earlier than usual—when temperatures around the Algarve are a comfortable 60 to 65 degrees… and you’re pretty much guaranteed to see the sun every day (the Algarve coast has an average 300 days of sun a year).

I’ve written here before about the great weather, beaches, fresh seafood, travel opportunities, and friendly people of the Algarve—all factors that help to draw expats to Europe’s westernmost coast. But one thing that stood out to me at our conference last year is the Algarve’s safety. Continue reading

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70% Off On Our Make Money Overseas: The Home Conference Kit

If you missed our Make Money Overseas Conference earlier this month—and also missed out on the pre-release discount on the recordings from that event—I have great news this Cyber Monday…

You can get access to every Make Money Overseas presentation at 70% off in our extended Black Friday Sale (which runs until midnight tonight). In fact, all our home conference kits have been thrown into this year’s sale with discounts of 50% to 80% off. (You’ll find them all in our bookstore.)
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A String Of “F-Words” That Describe My Life In Ecuador

The F-Words Of Ecuador

Last week, I announced the launch of our 2019 Live and Invest in Ecuador Conference… and VIP seats have been disappearing fast.

If you’re still not sure whether Ecuador deserves your closer attention, I hope the impressions of expat Theresa Rall may help you decide…

Theresa shared her insights with our live audience in Quito back in 2014. Below is a transcript of her talk… Continue reading

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Our Ecuador Conference Is Back By Popular Demand In 2019

“When are you going to hold a conference in Ecuador again?”

Since I joined the Events team here at Live and Invest Overseas three years ago, this has been one of the most frequently asked questions to drop into my mailbag.

Though our last Ecuador conference was in 2014 (before my time at the helm of LIOS events), we never lost interest in Ecuador. But sometimes we have to shuffle around destinations on our calendar… and some old favorites must retire—at least temporarily—to make way for new ones.  Continue reading

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How To Fund Your New Life Overseas Teaching English Online

13 Ways To Make Money Anywhere In The World

Until recently, if you wanted to teach English overseas—one of the most accessible gigs for job-seeking expats—you needed two things:

A bachelor’s degree…

And some experience in teaching—which, for many hopefuls, meant taking a TEFL (or similar) course before setting sail.

You can still go this traditional teaching route, of course.
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How To Survive And Thrive In Panama At Our 2019 Conference

Navigating November In Panama

From Wendy’s to Starbucks to IHOP, Panama City is stocked up on American staples.

But there’s one thing North Americans may miss this time of year…

Much as Panamanians love a holiday, Halloween is not on the list.

No spooky costumes showing up at your door here. No need to wipe the supermarket out of candy.

This Friday, however, Panamanians will mark Day of the Dead. Not an official holiday—and nowhere near as big as the Mexican version—but Nov. 2 is significant in Panama in three ways: Continue reading

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Learning To Slow Down In Abruzzo, The Sweet Spot Of Italy

Italy’s Sweet Spot Rolls Out The Red Carpet 

“Abruzzo is the sweet spot of Italy,” Kat Kalashian, emcee of our Live and Invest in Italy Conference last week, told us in her opening presentation.

“You can find cheaper property in the South. But here in Abruzzo, there’s no trade-off on infrastructure. Property can be unbelievably cheap… but you have lots of amenities… the sea and the mountains… and you can drive to Rome in four hours.”

After Kat’s introduction, two local mayors rolled out the red carpet to attendees. The mayor of Pescara welcomed us in English, followed by Gabriele Florindi, mayor of Città Sant’Angelo, who spoke in long, lyrical Italian sentences… all of which were remembered and translated by Marco, our representative from the Chamber of Commerce.
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Money Making Ideas And Much More At Our Belize Conference

How These 7 Expats Are Funding Their New Lives In Belize 

“An entire country with a small-town feel” is how one expat in Belize describes his adopted home.

And that is my experience of Belize, too.

Before I settled into my job at Live and Invest Overseas in Panama City, some friends and I spent a few weeks exploring Belize… from the wild nature of the Cayo (where we hiked, swam in waterfalls, explored Maya ruins, and sang karaoke in the bars of San Ignacio) to the warm water and white-sand beaches of Ambergris Caye (my best snorkeling experience ever).

It was pure adventure—with something new to see or try every day. But what still stands out to me most about that trip was how my friends and I didn’t feel like tourists. While we lugged our backpacks from place to place, everywhere we showed up, we were welcomed as part of the community. Continue reading

Boats by the riverside in Porto, Portugal

Share Stories With The Experts At The European Wealth Cruise

This International Life

Any “This American Life” fans out there?

You may have heard the recent episode where listeners shared their coincidence stories…

Like the guy who’s doing a survey at an airport, and it becomes obvious—from the uncertain tone of one participant’s voice—that he’s being given a fake contact number. By the time his respondent makes it to the end of the number, the surveyor can’t let it go:

“I’m sorry, sir,” he says, “but that is not your phone number.”

“Why isn’t that my phone number?” Continue reading