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A “White City” Welcome: Discovering Portugal Through Lisbon

Welcome To The “White City”—Sophistication In The Sun

If you’re intrigued by the idea of Portugal but you’re not sure whether the Algarve region has enough to offer you in terms of culture, entertainment, and the sophistication of city life that you sometimes crave, then remember that the Algarve is not the only option on the Portuguese table.

As we’ll show attendees at our Live and Invest in Portugal Conference this May, Lisbon is another top option for expats seeking affordability in Old Europe.

Blessed with 300 days of sunshine a year, Lisbon is ringed by the Atlantic Ocean on one side and protected on the other by the calm, deep-blue waters of the Tagus River. It offers the sophistication of a real city while also offering its residents a clean, swimmable beach.
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Everyone Is Hot On Colombia, Even The U.S. State Dept.

From “Bad-Ass Town” To Latin America’s Most Sophisticated Lifestyle Option

You may have missed this announcement. It wasn’t shouted about in the press…

But, on Jan. 12, 2018, the U.S. State Department raised Colombia’s overall travel advisory status from “Level 3: Reconsider travel” to “Level 2: Exercise increased caution.”

So, “increased caution” is good? Well, yes… Continue reading

Retired In Mexico

Listen Up! Here’s The Lowdown On Making A Move To Mexico

I’m just back at my desk from Cancún where I was delighted to meet a new bunch of readers at our second Live and Invest in Mexico Conference.

November is the perfect time to be in this part of the world… when most North Americans are starting to watch the thermostat (and I’m still recovering from those chilly days in Paris last month).

While Cancún was our meeting place, our agenda over these three days reached beyond this well-known tourist hot spot. With Lee Harrison as our emcee and a strong team of Mexico experts and expats by his side, we were brought on a virtual tour that included: Continue reading

Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic: The Town That Has It All

Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic: The Town That Has It All

Raising The Bar On Tropical (And Affordable) Overseas Havens

Do you have your checklist ready?

The one that lists out everything you truly need—as well as the things you’d rather avoid—in your new neighborhood overseas?

Your checklist is a guideline rather than a rule, of course. It’s tricky to find a place to tick all boxes. Compromises must often be made.

Often, but not always…

Bill Piatt, who spoke to our audience in Santo Domingo last week, had an ambitious checklist when he went scouting for his ideal tropical home. Over a decade, Bill and his wife traveled around Central America and the Continue reading

Live and Invest In Panama Conference 2016

This Year’s Panama Conference Has Even More Experts

All Hands On Deck In Panama

Over the last few months, I’ve been lucky to get to travel to Belize, Colombia, and the Dominican Republic for our Live and Invest Overseas in-country events. This week, though, I get to stay home… and just scoot across the city to the Marriott Hotel Panama City for our Live and Invest in Panama Conference.

Hosting an event here, where most of our office staff lives, should be a breeze compared with the extra work involved in pulling a conference together in another country, right?

In fact, it’s turning out to be one of my busiest weeks on the calendar so far. The excitement is building and there’s more of a buzz here at Live and Invest Overseas HQ than I’ve felt for any of our other in-country events (probably since most of our office is involved in some way—many of them working on their own presentations as I write)…

If you thought you’d heard everything we had to say about Panama, then let me tell you, there’s a lot more to come…

Though Kathleen, Lief, and our other Panama experts may have Continue reading