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Palm and tropical beach in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

The Best Places To Retire In Latin America

Top Picks For A New Dream Life South Of The Border I spent seven years living in Panama, the Hub of the Americas, and during those years, I got to know Latin America pretty well… Belize, Mexico, Paraguay, Ecuador, Colombia, Argentina, Nicaragua, Venezuela, Peru… I’ve seen a good portion of this part of the world…

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……

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…

Plaza De Botero, Medellin, Antioquia, Colombia

An Easy Way To Find Out If You Would Thrive In Colombia

Our #1 Pick For Luxury Living On A Budget This success story is nothing short of remarkable. It’s taken a couple of decades… But Colombia has reinvented itself into one of the most pleasant and affordable places to spend time in the world. Prior to the current pandemic, this country was breaking tourism records with…

Christmas lights in the city of Medellin, Colombia

Christmas In Colombia: Celebrating The Festival Of Lights

The World’s Best Christmas Festival Of Lights I’ve been spending Christmas abroad since 2001 and have come to love the traditions and celebrations that take place throughout Latin America. Christmas in Medellín is the most impressive extravaganza I’ve experienced. My first half dozen Christmases overseas were in Ecuador and were the most enjoyable Christmas experiences…

Colorful buildings in Medellin, Colombia

A Detailed Guide To The Top 4 Expat Neighborhoods In Medellin

10 Years Later, Here’s What Wendy And Darren Really Think About Life In Medellín, Colombia I am still surprised by the reactions I get when I tell people I live in Medellín, Colombia. A few years ago, my friends and family expressed fear, concern, and disbelief. Today I hear admiration, curiosity, and even a little…

Amazing sandy beach in Tamariu seaside town, Costa Brava, Spain.

Comparing The Top Countries To Retire

Our Top Retirement Havens Face Off It might be easy to get on board with the idea of retiring overseas… But it’s not as easy to figure out where in the world you’d like to do it. Most people, faced with this tough question, make comparisons to help narrow things down. One of the most…

Approved Immigration Portugal application form with rubber stamp.

The 7 Best Countries To Get A Residency In 2020

7 Easiest Backup Residencies In The World Today Last week I shared with you the hellscape that is the French residency process (if you missed it, you can catch up here)… but I neglected to set your mind at ease. Because, while some countries make residency difficult and painful to acquire (ahem, France), others make it…

View of the outside of Botero museum in Medellin, Colombia.

Exploring Medellin, The Best Art Scene In Latin America

Why Medellín Is The Cultural Capital Of Colombia  After graduating university, my plan was to move to Medellín, Colombia. First, though, I wanted to spend a few months in Panama where my then-boyfriend Harry was living and would continue to be based most of the time. Sadly for me, fresh out of art school, Panama…

Medellin Colombia, view of the city and high rise apartment buildings

What I’ve Discovered After 9 Years Renting In Colombia

Dipping A Toe In Your New Home Overseas Living overseas doesn’t have to be all or nothing. For many expats we know, it’s been a gradual process… Take Jeff Paschke, for instance. Jeff started out simply looking for a winter escape from his home in Dallas, Texas. He began his hunt by reading Life Magazine’s…

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